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Nick Foard

Nick Foard

Principal Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social and Political Sciences


Nick Foard is a senior lecturer in sociology. He teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate modules, covering digital sociology, contemporary culture and identity, and research methods.

Research areas

Nick’s current research focuses on identity and place-making in ‘hybrid’ communities which occupy both physical localities and online digital spaces. Nick has also previously carried out research into young people’s political engagement.

Press expertise

Digital culture

Urban communities and identities

Course(s) I teach on

  • people on zebra crossing
    Undergraduate | Full-time / Sandwich | 2023

  • Rows of seats in a stadium
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time | 2023