Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

Sociology and Social Policy

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Dr Nick Emmel's Publications


  • Emmel ND, Sampling and choosing cases in qualitative research (London: Sage, 2013)

Journal articles

  • Emmel ND, ‘Empowerment in the relational longitudinal space of vulnerability’, Social Policy and Society, 16.3 (2017), 457-467
    DOI: 10.1017/S1474746417000021, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/111580/

  • Brown K, Ecclestone K, Emmel N, ‘The Many Faces of Vulnerability’, Social Policy and Society, 16.3 (2017), 497-510
    DOI: 10.1017/S1474746416000610, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/111576/

  • Manyukhina Y, Emmel ND, Middlemiss L, ‘Exercising moral agency in the contexts of objective reality: toward an integrated account of ethical consumption’, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 2017
    DOI: 10.1111/jtsb.12139, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/116835/

  • Van Belle S, Wong G, Westhorp G, Pearson M, Emmel N, Manzano A, Marchal B, ‘Can "realist" randomised controlled trials be genuinely realist?’, Trials, 17.1 (2016)
    DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1407-0, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/99820/

  • Emmel ND, ‘Themes, variables, and the limits to calculating sample size in qualitative research’, International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 18.6 (2015), 685-686
    DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2015.1005457, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83194/

  • Adegboyega A, Gbenga A, Ebenso B, Emmel ND, ‘Using indigenous proverbs to understand social knowledge and attitudes to leprosy among the Yoruba of southwest Nigeria’, Journal of African Cultural Studies 2012, 1-15

  • Emmel ND, Clark A, ‘Learning to Use Visual Methodologies in Our Research: A Dialogue Between Two Researchers’, Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12.1 (2011)

  • Emmel ND, Hughes K, ‘Recession, it's all the same to us son: the longitudinal experience (1999-2010)’, Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, 5.2 (2010), 171-181

  • Emmel N, ‘Researching the vulnerable’, International Journal of Social Research, 12.3 (2009), 271-272

  • Emmel N, Clark A, ‘User-engagement with community groups: the nature of engagement’, Qualitative Researcher, 8 (2008), 5-7

  • Broome JL, Gordon JK, Victory FL, Clarke LA, Goldstein DA, Emmel ND, ‘International health in medical education: students' experiences and views’, J Health Organ Manag, 21.6 (2007), 575-579
    DOI: 10.1108/14777260710834355

  • Gordon JK, Emmel ND, Manaseki S, Chambers J, ‘Perceptions of the health effects of stoves in Mongolia’, J Health Organ Manag, 21.6 (2007), 580-587
    DOI: 10.1108/14777260710834364

  • Connelly JB, Emmel ND, ‘Preventing disease or helping the struggle for emancipation: does professional public health have a future?’, Policy and Politics, 31.4 (2003), 565-576
    DOI: 10.1332/030557303322439416

  • Emmel ND, Hughes KA, Greenhalgh J, Sales A, ‘Share your experiences’, The Guardian (newspaper) 2003, pp.7

  • Emmel ND, ‘BSc in international health starts at Leeds’, British Medical Journal, 10 (2002), pp.448

  • Emmel ND, Soussan JG, ‘Interpreting environmental degradation and development in the slums of Mumbai, India’, LAND DEGRAD DEV, 12.3 (2001), 277-283

  • Emmel ND, D'Souza L, ‘The health effects of multiple evictions in the slums of Mumbai’, The Lancet, 354 (1999), pp.1118

  • Emmel ND, ‘Urban health: part of a development debate’, Journal of Medical Ethics, 6.1 (1998), 32-33

  • Emmel ND, ‘Health for all for the 21st Century: the demise of primary health care’, Economic and Political Weekly, 33.11 (1998), 577-580

  • Emmel ND, ‘Defining the boundaries of research with participants’, Economic and Political Weekly, 32.22 (1997), 1252-1254

  • Emmel ND, O'Keefe P, ‘Re-defining health delivery in a Bombay slum’, Journal of Public Health Medicine, 18.2 (1996), 301-307


  • Emmel ND, Hughes K, ‘Vulnerability, inter-generational exchange, and the conscience of generations’, in Understanding Families Over Time Research and Policy, ed. by Holland J and Edwards R (Springer, 2014)
    DOI: 10.1057/9781137285089

  • Emmel ND, Hughes K, ‘Small N access cases to refine theories of social exclusion and access to socially excluded individuals and groups’, in The Sage Handbook of Case-Based Methods, ed. by Byrne and others (London: Sage, 2009)

  • Emmel ND, ‘Globalisation, polarisation and the poor’, in Cities in the globalising world: global report on human settlements 2001, ed. by HABITAT UNCFHS (Earthscan, 2001), 252-253


  • Emmel ND, Clark A, The methods used in Connected Lives: researching networks, neighbourhoods and communities, in ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Working Paper, ([n.pub.], 2009)

  • Emmel ND, Towards community involvement: strategies for evaluating success in community involvement projects, in Department of Health Portfolio Programme Report 21C, ([n.pub.], 2005)

  • Emmel ND, Conn CP, Towards community involvement: strategies for health and social care providers. Nuffield Portfolio Programm report no.21 and 21a, in Nuffield Portfolio Programme Report; No 21a, (Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds, 2004), 1-18

  • Emmel ND, Conn CP, Towards community involvement: strategies for health and social care providers: Guide 1: Identifying the goal and objectives of community involvement, in Nuffield Portfolio Programme Report; No 21, (University of Leeds, Nuffield Institute for Health, 2004)

  • Emmel ND, Towards community involvement strategies: community involvement and reducing inequalities in health, in Department of Health Portfolio Programme Report 21B, ([n.pub.], 2004)

  • Emmel ND, Conn CP, Identifying the goal and objectives of community involvement, in Department of Health Portfolio Programme, Report 21A, ([n.pub.], 2004)

  • Emmel ND, Annotated bibliography of social exclusion, (University of Leeds, Nuffield Institute for Health, 2003)

  • Emmel ND, Social exclusion and inequalities in health - approaches to researching 'upstream, (University of Leeds, Nuffield Institute for Health, 2003)

  • Emmel ND, Mapping public health in the Universities of Leeds, (The Joint Strategic Health Board, University of Leeds and Nuffield Institute for Health, 2002)

  • Emmel ND, The relationship between community development and reductions in inequalities in health, (University of Leeds, Nuffield Institute for Health, 2001)

Internet publications

  • Emmel ND, Hughes K, Greenhalgh J, Sales A, Accessing socially excluded people - trust and the gatekeeper in the researcher-participant relationship, (Sociological Research Online, 2007)


  • Emmel N, Participatory mapping: an innovative sociological method, Real Life Methods Toolkit, ([n.pub.], 2008)

  • Emmel ND, Comments on tackling social exclusion: taking stock and looking to the future: a response, ([n.pub.], 2004)

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