Dawn Mannay is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science (Psychology) at Cardiff University. Her research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, generation, national identity, violence and inequality; and she employs participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in her work with communities. Dawn was the Principal Investigator on a Welsh Government funded project exploring the educational experiences and aspirations of care leavers, and children who are looked after, in Wales - http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/cascade/looked-after-children-and-education/. She has also conducted a number of projects with marginalised families in south Wales. Dawn is the co-convener of the British Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Study Group and she has facilitated a number of international workshops on the use of visual, participatory and creative methods. Dawn recently edited a new collection for the University Wales Press (2016), ‘Our changing land: revisiting gender, class and identity in contemporary Wales’; and she has written a sole authored text for Routledge (2016), ‘Visual, narrative and creative research methods: application, reflection and ethics’.
Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology), Cardiff University
Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology), Cardiff University
The Open University, MA Online and Distance Education
Cardiff University, PhD Social Sciences
Cardiff University, MSc Social Sciences Research Methods
Our changing land: revisiting gender, class and identity in contemporary Wales., Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
Visual, narrative and creative research methods: application, reflection and ethics, Abingdon: Routledge
Story telling beyond the academy: exploring roles, responsibilities and regulations in the Open Access dissemination of research outputs and visual data. , The Journal of Corporate Citizenship 54, pp. 109-116.
'Who put that on there … why why why?' Power games and participatory techniques of visual data production. , Visual Studies 28(2), pp. 136-146.
'Keeping close and spoiling' revisited: exploring the significance of 'home' for family relationships and educational trajectories in a marginalised estate in urban south Wales. , Gender and Education 25(1), pp. 91-107.
Taking refuge in the branches of a guava tree: the difficulty of retaining consenting and non-consenting participants’ confidentiality as an indigenous researcher. , Qualitative Inquiry 17(10), pp. 962-964.
Making the familiar strange: Can visual research methods render the familiar setting more perceptible?, Qualitative Research 10(1), pp. 91-111
Grants and Contracts
Looked after children and education: Understanding the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales
The Welsh Government
Higher Education Academy - Fellow Status
British Sociological Association – Visual Sociology Study Group – Joint Convener