Professor Nicola Madge


I am Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences at Kingston University, having previously worked at Brunel University, the National Children's Bureau, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, the London School of Economics, the Thomas Coram Research Unit, and the Institute of Psychiatry. I am a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

Research has been a central feature of my career and I have led large-scale projects in areas such as youth and religion, deliberate self-harm among young people, health in childhood, and social disadvantage. Recently I have changed direction and my latest published project examines the lives of women born during the post-war baby boom. Currently I am working on an analysis of the 'lockdown diaries' completed by over sixty men and women over the age of 70 for a six-month period from March 2020.

Academic responsibilities

Honorary Professor


  • BA (Hons)
  • MSc (Distinction)
  • PhD


Widely published, I am the author of many academic papers as well as over a dozen books. Among these are:

  • Madge, N. and Hoggart, P. (2020) Sixty Somethings. The lives of women who remember the Sixties. London: Quartet Books.
  • Madge, N., Hemming, P.J. and Stenson, K. (2014) Youth On Religion. The development, negotiation and impact of faith and non-faith identity. London: Routledge.
  • Madge, N. and Barker, J. (2007) Risk & Childhood. London: RSA Risk Commission.
  • Madge, N. (2006) Children These Days. Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • Datta, J., Ryder, N. and Madge, N. (2006) Meeting medical needs in mainstream education. London: NCB.
  • Madge, N. and Franklin, A. (2003) Change, challenge and school nursing. London: NCB.
  • Madge, N. (2001) Understanding Difference: the meaning of ethnicity for young lives. London: NCB.
  • Franklin, A. and Madge, N. (2000) In Our View. Children, teenagers and parents talk about services for young people. London: NCB.
  • Madge, N. with others (2000) 9 to 13: The Forgotten Years? London: NCB.
  • Madge, N. (1997) Abuse and Survival: A Fact File. London: Prince's Trust - Action.
  • Madge, N. (1994) Children and Residential Care in Europe. London: NCB.
  • Madge, N. et al (1993) The National Childhood Encephalopathy Study: A 10-year follow-up. Supplement to Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, July.
  • Madge, N. (Ed) (1983) Families At Risk. London: Heinemann.
  • Madge, N. and Fassam, M. (1982) Ask the Children. Experiences of physical disability in the school years. Batsford.
  • Brown, M. and Madge, N. (1982) Despite the Welfare State. London: Heinemann.
  • Rutter, M. and Madge, N. (1976) Cycles of Disadvantage. London: Heinemann.