Jan Davison-Fischer

PhD (Manchester), MSc (LSE), MA (Oxon), GDL (Law), PCTHE (Oxford Brookes)

Principal Lecturer for Teaching Partnerships (UK) and

Senior Lecturer in Professional Education and Leadership

JDF's responsibilities include the strategic development and quality assurance of courses delivered through our partner organisations, including Associate College Partners. He also teaches at under- and postgraduate levels and supervises PhD students.


Teaching

JDF is the Subject Coordinator for the MSc and BSc Health Sciences Open Awards. His teaching contributes to a variety of modules and he supervises post- and undergraduate dissertation students. He is the module leader for:

  • P49210 Advanced Research Design (UK)
  • P44811 Operational Management in Health and Social Care (UK and Hong Kong)

 

PhD students

  • Catherine Lowenhoff (second supervisor)
  • Lauren Harding (second supervisor)

 

Research Interests

  • Substance use and misuse treatment
  • Nutrition and exercise habits of problem drug users
  • Sustainability
  • Space and architectural practices
  • Risk, regulation and the state

 

Peer-reviewed Publications

Finnan, A.F., Gibbs, C.L., Waite, M. and Davison-Fischer, J. (2015): "Students as Producers: The postgraduate teaching assistant pilot", Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership & Change, vol. 1, no. 1.

Brand, R. and Fischer, J. (2013): "Overcoming the technophilia / technophobia split in environmental discourse", Environmental Politics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 235-254.

Fischer, J., Butt, C., Dawes, H., Foster, C., Neale, J., Plugge, E., Wheeler, C. and Wright, N. (2012): "Fitness Levels and Physical Activity Amongst Class A Drug Users Entering Prison: A Short Report", British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 46, issue 16, pp. 1142-1144.

Neale, J., Nettleton, S., Pickering, L. and Fischer, J. (2012): "Eating Patterns amongst Heroin Users: A qualitative study with implications for nutritional interventions", Addiction, vol. 107, no. 3, pp. 635-641.

Jenkins, N., Bloor, M., Fischer, J., Berney, L. and Neale, J. (2010): "Putting it in context: The use of vignettes in qualitative interviewing", Qualitative Research, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 175-198.

Fischer, J. and Guy, S. (2009): "Re-interpreting regulations: Architects as street-level bureaucrats", Urban Studies, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 2577-2594.

Fischer, J., Neale, J., Bloor, M. and Jenkins, N. (2008): "Conflict and user involvement in drug misuse treatment decision-making: a qualitative study", Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, vol. 3, no. 21.

Fischer, J. and Neale, J. (2008): "Involving Drug Users in Treatment Decisions: an exploration of potential problems", Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, vol. 15, no. 2, April, pp. 161-175.


Other Publications

Davison-Fischer, J. and Davison-Fischer, C.J. (2015): "Research Methods" in Willis, S. and Dalrymple, R. (Eds.): Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Fischer, J. (2011): "Translating from Politics: The Definition of Zero Carbon Buildings" in Bammé, A., Getzinger, G. and Wieser, B. (Eds.): Yearbook 2010 of the institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Munich: Profil.

Fischer, J. and Guy, S. (2010): "Re-interpreting regulations: Architects as street-level bureaucrats" in Guy, S., Marvin, S., Medd, W. and Moss, T. (Eds.): Shaping Urban Infrastructures: Intermediaries and the Governance of Socio-Technical Networks, London: Earthscan (ISBN: 978-1849710688).

Fischer, J., Jenkins, N., Bloor, M., Neale, J. and Berney, L. (2007): Drug user involvement in treatment decisions, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation (ISBN: 978 1 85935 564 0).


Grants and Awards

2009 Visiting Scholar with the Manfred-Heindler Grant, Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (Graz, Austria).

2008 British Council travel grant, International Networking for Young Scientists, New Zealand.

2006-09 PhD studentship (full award), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and School of Environment and Development, University of Manchester.

2003-04 Rosebery Studentship, LSE.

2001-03 Exhibitioner of Merton College, University of Oxford

 

Conferences and Presentations

2012 Presentation: "Housing, Parking, and Marketing: Conflict over City Space", Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, New York, NY, USA, 24th February.

2011 Pre-recorded presentation (with R. Brand): "The Bipolarity of the Environmental Discourse: Considering the Role of Technology", 3rd German Environmental Sociology Summit, Goethe Universitaet, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 16th November.

2011 Presentation: "Problem drug use and physical activity in a prison setting", 14th Annual School Research Conference, School of Health and Social Care, Oxford Brookes University, 27th June.

2009 Paper presentation: "Regulating Carbon Emissions from Buildings: How Designers Implement Changing Environmental Policy through Technology", Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., USA, 29th October.

2009 Presentation: “Regulating carbon emissions from buildings: How designers implement changing energy policy”, 8th Annual IAS-STS Conference, Institute for Advanced Studies of Science, Technology and Society, Graz, Austria, 5th May.

2008 Paper presentation: “Regulating carbon emissions from buildings: How changes in the building code transform the social order of design”, centre for analysis of risk and regulation (carr) Graduate Colloquium, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 23rd September.

2008 Presentation: “Architects as intermediaries of carbon-neutral futures”, International Workshop on Architecture, Spaces and Politics, Manchester Architecture Research Centre, University of Manchester, 3rd September.

2008 Paper presentation: “Regulating energy technology in the city: How architects act in a contested field of expertise”, Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S) and European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) Joint Annual Meeting, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 21st August.

2008 Presentation: “Regulating carbon emission in architecture: A sociotechnical investigation”, Lancaster Sociology Summer Conference, University of Lancaster, 6th July.

2008 Presentation: “Regulating carbon emissions from buildings: How changes to energy-efficiency requirements transform the way designers work”, School of Environment and Development PhD Conference, University of Manchester, 15th May.

2008 Participant: International Networking for Young Scientists workshop on “Sustainable Consumption” by the British Council & Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua in Auckland, Wellington & the Craigiburn Range, New Zealand, 10th-20th March – which included the symposium “Rethinking Consumption: A Symposium on Sustainable Consumption” in Wellington, 12th-13th March.

2007 Presentation (with S. Guy): “Sustaining Buildings: Designers as intermediaries of carbon-neutral futures”, ‘Regulating Design’ workshop, King’s College London, 15th November.

2007 Presentation: “Expanding perceptions of risk, new forms of bureaucratic control: the changing face of architectural regulation”, centre for analysis of risk and regulation (carr) Research Student Conference, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), 20th September.

2007 Presentation: “Architects as intermediaries of carbon neutral futures: A socio-technical exploration”, Lancaster Sociology Summer Conference, University of Lancaster, 6th July.

2007 Poster: “Architects as intermediaries of carbon neutral futures: A socio-technical exploration”, version 2, School of Environment and Development PhD Conference, University of Manchester, 16th May.

2007 Poster: “Architects as intermediaries of carbon neutral futures: A socio-technical exploration”, awarded ‘honourable mention’, Postgraduate Research in Arts, Social Science and Humanities (PRASH) Conference, University of Liverpool, 2nd April.

2006 Presentation: “Subutex as a treatment for heroin abuse”, Ninth Annual School of Health and Social Care Research Conference, Oxford Brookes University, 16th June.

Jan Davison-Fischer

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