Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology), Cardiff University

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’.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology), Cardiff University
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology), Cardiff University

Education

  • 2016 
    The Open University, MA Online and Distance Education
  • 2012 
    Cardiff University, PhD Social Sciences
  • 2008 
    Cardiff University, MSc Social Sciences Research Methods

Publications

  • 2016
    Our changing land: revisiting gender, class and identity in contemporary Wales., Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  • 2016
    Visual, narrative and creative research methods: application, reflection and ethics, Abingdon: Routledge
  • 2014
    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.
  • 2013
    'Who put that on there … why why why?' Power games and participatory techniques of visual data production. , Visual Studies 28(2), pp. 136-146.
  • 2013
    '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.
  • 2011
    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.
  • 2010
    Making the familiar strange: Can visual research methods render the familiar setting more perceptible?, Qualitative Research 10(1), pp. 91-111

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Looked after children and education: Understanding the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    The Welsh Government

Professional Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy - Fellow Status
  • British Sociological Association – Visual Sociology Study Group – Joint Convener