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Samantha Wilkinson

Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University

I am a Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Youth studies at Manchester Metropolitan University; prior to this, I was a Lecturer in Human Geography for two years at the same institution. I hold a PhD in Human Geography, an MSc in Environmental Governance; and a BA (Hons) in Human Geography, all from The University of Manchester. Within the context of having completed my PhD just over 3.5 years ago, I have 26 journal articles / book chapters published, or in press, in outlets of international standing. My research expertise include utilising a combination of conventional and innovative, qualitative methods (e.g. individual and friendship group interviews; peer-interviews; participant observation; drawings; diaries; and mobile phone methods). I use this diverse palette of methods to conduct research on a range of themes, including: hair and identity; Airbnb; young people and alcohol consumption; and home care for people with dementia.


  • 2015 
    The University of Manchester, PhD