Dr Mark Bushell


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

Having worked in higher education since 2013, I have significant experience and expertise as an educator and researcher in the field of criminology and social sciences. I attained my PhD in 2021, which examined the lived experiences of migrant workers in Northeast England’s nocturnal service industry. I have lectured at Sunderland, Northumbria, Teesside, and Arden Universities to both undergraduate and postgraduate student cohorts. I also have experience supervising student projects up to and including doctoral level. My current research interests include the night-time economy, 21st century cultures of work, violence, and social harm. Away from academia, I also have an active interest in music. Having played guitar for over thirty years, I have performed in bands throughout the UK music and festival scene.

Professional memberships and activities

  • British Society of Criminology
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Criminology – ‘Probing the Urban Night: A harm-based study of Migrant Workers in the Northeast Night-time Economy’
  • PGCE (Post Compulsory Education and Training)
  • MA Criminology
  • BSc (hons) Psychology



  • Night-time economy and Deviant Leisure
  • Migration
  • Social Harm
  • Critical Criminology
UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021