Dr Dawn Mannay BA MSc PhD

Dr Dawn Mannay

BA MSc PhD

Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology)

School of Social Sciences

Email:
mannaydi@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0) 29 2087 4774
Location:
1.26, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT
Welsh speaking
Media commentator
Available for postgraduate supervision

My research interests revolve around class, education, gender, national identity, and inequality; and I employ participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in my work with communities. I am the co-convener of the British Sociological Association’s Visual Sociology Study Group and I have facilitated a number of international workshops on the use of visual and participatory methods. I recently edited a new collection for the University Wales Press [2016], ‘Our changing land: revisiting gender, class and identity in contemporary Wales’; and I wrote a sole authored text for Routledge [2016], ‘Visual, narrative and creative research methods: application, reflection and ethics’. I was the Principal Investigator on a Welsh Government funded project exploring the educational experiences and aspirations of children who are looked after, in Wales - http://sites.cardiff.ac.uk/cascade/looked-after-children-and-education/. I have also conducted a number of projects with marginalised families in south Wales; and I am currently working on three projects related to motherhood, immigration and the education of care experienced children.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students and establishing research collaborations on applications of visual, narrative and creative methods in substantive sociological and psychological fields. I currently supervise students with an interest in:

  • Gender and higher education
  • Language and identity
  • Social services and absent fathers
  • Class, place and social mobility
  • Gender, sexuality and social media

Education and Qualifications

  • MA Distance and Online Education – Open University – 2015
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning Module 3 – Cardiff University - 2015
  • Welsh for Adults – Mynediad – Cardiff University - 2014
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning Module 2 – Cardiff University – 2014
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning Module 1 – Cardiff University - 2013
  • PhD Social Science - Cardiff University - 2012
  • MSc Social Science Research – Cardiff University - 2008
  • BA Education 1st class honours – Cardiff University – 2006

Honours and awards

  • 2018 - Awarded - Dillwyn Medal - Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine - The Learned Society of Wales
  • 2018 - Cardiff Mini Film Festival - Best Community Film - Shorlisted to screening final with colleagues from the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) and Like an Egg for #messagestoschools
  • 2018 - Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Most Effective Teacher
  • 2017 - Awarded - Wales Social Research Association - Research Innovation Award with colleagues from the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE)
  • 2017 - Cardiff Mini Film Festival - Best Music Video - Shorlisted to screening final with colleagues from the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) and Ministry of Life for Breathe
  • 2017 - Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Most Effective Teacher
  • 2017 - Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Most Innovative Member of Staff
  • 2016 - Chwarae Teg Womenspire Awards - Shortlisted by Panel to Final – Women in Education
  • 2016 - Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Most Effective Teacher
  • 2015 – Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Shortlisted by Panel to Final – Enriching Student Life Award
  • 2014 – Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Personal Tutor of the Year
  • 2014 – Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Most Effective Teacher
  • 2014 – Enriching Student Life Awards - Nomination by students at Cardiff University – Shortlisted by Panel to final – Employability Award
  • 2012 - Nomination by students at University of Wales, Newport for the Extra Mile Award
  • 2012 - Nomination by students at University of Wales, Newport for the Awesome Team Award

Professional memberships

  • Higher Education Academy - Fellow Status
  • International Visual Sociology Association - Member

Academic positions

  • Cardiff University - Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology) – 2016 - ongoing
  • Cardiff University - Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology) – 2012 – 2016
  • Open University in Wales - Associate Lecturer – 2010 - 2016
  • University of Newport - Visiting Lecturer – 2010 - 2012
  • Women Making a Difference Project – Trainer – 2010 - 2012
  • Beacon Researchers in Schools - Project Assistant – 2010
  • Cardiff University Centre for Lifelong Learning – Tutor - 2009 -2012
  • Cardiff University School of Social Sciences – Tutor – 2006 – 2012
  • BRASS – Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society - Research Assistant – 2003 - 2010

Speaking engagements

  • Mannay, D. 2018. Visual Methods: Practice, Practicalities and Publication. Presented at: Creative Research Methods Symposium, University of Derby, 2 July 2018.
  • Grant, A. and Mannay, D. 2017. Qualitative interviews as a collaborative space: lessons from visual research methods to encourage a more participatory approach. Presented at: British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017, University of Manchester, UK, 4-7 April 2017.
  • Mannay, D. 2017. Revisiting Shirley Jackson's 'The Haunting of Hill House'. Presented at: BookTalk Event, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 8 February 2017.
  • Mannay, D. 2017. I, Daniel Blake - Katie's story: motherhood and marginalisation. Presented at: Screening - I, Daniel Blake, Birt Acres Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University, 30 March 2017.
  • Mannay, D.et al. 2017. Transitions in pregnancy and new motherhood: changing nappies and changing subjectivities. Presented at: British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017, Manchester University, UK, 4-6 April 2017. pdf
  • Mannay, D. 2017. Researching marginalised femininities: why is it important to listen to men’s voices?. Presented at: British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017, Manchester University. UK, 4-6 April 2017.
  • Grant, A., Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2017. Reducing researcher dominance in qualitative interviewing: the intersection of the novel and the mundane. Presented at: Third Annual Qualitative Research Symposium, University of Bath, Bath, UK, 1 February 2017.
  • Mannay, D. 2017. Public Peer Review: What happens when you ask young people to become the critics?. Presented at: Third Annual Southwest Qualitative Research Symposium, University of Bath, Bath, UK, 1 February 2017.
  • Mannay, D. 2016. Within reach: creative ways to engage and work with communities. Presented at: Flying Start Conference – Now We Are 10!, City Hall, Cardiff, UK, 12 September 2016. #
  • Grant, A., Mannay, D. and Marzella, R. 2016. Surveillance and stigma during pregnancy and early motherhood: the changing experiences of mothers and grandmothers. Presented at: British Sociological Society Annual Conference, Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK, 6-8 April 2016.
  • Mannay, D. and Hallett, S. 2016. Reflecting on the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales. Presented at: Looked After Children In Education: National Strategic Group (NSG), Cardiff, UK, 9 March 2016.
  • Mannay, D. 2016. Aspirations, inspirations and expectations: exploring the educational experiences and transitions of looked after young people and care leavers in Wales. Presented at: Inspire Me! Looked After Young People and Care Leavers transition and progression in post-16 Learning, Learning and Work Institute Conference, University of South Wales, 17 March 2016.
  • Mannay, D. 2016. ‘A child’s perspective': understanding the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales. Presented at: Good Practice Event: Supporting Looked after Children in the Central South Consortium and South-East Wales Region, Ty Dysgu Cefn Coed, Nantgarw, Wales, 29 February 2016.
  • Mannay, D. 2016. Reflections on the Opera for the Unknown Woman. Presented at: Salon: Opera for the Unknown Woman, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK, 9 March 2016.
  • Mannay, D. and Roberts, L. 2016. What have we learnt from looked after children in Wales? Reflecting on their views about educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations. Presented at: Workshop with Designated Teachers, Christchurch Centre, Newport, UK, 16 March 2016.
  • Mannay, D. 2015. I’m just a normal child: looked after children and education. Presented at: Cardiff Urbanistas and Women Making a Difference - Social Action Lightning Talks, Cardiff Story Museum, Cardiff, UK, 8 December 2015. pdf
  • Mannay, D. 2015. Visual landscapes of in/visibility: exploring and challenging the representation and demonisation of marginalised mothers and daughters. Presented at: In/visibility and Difference: A Visual Methods Workshop, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany, 4-5 December 2015.
  • Mannay, D. 2015. Moving beyond the fractured future of ‘the technique’: arguments for slow science, serendipity and creativity in a neoliberal academic market. Presented at: Qualitative Research: Beyond the Fractured Future, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 15-17 July 2015.
  • Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2015. Reflections from the waiting field: engendering quality time in qualitative research. Presented at: Quality in Qualitative Research and Enduring Problematics, Bath, UK, 27 January 2015.
  • Mannay, D., Lomax, H. and Fink, J. 2015. Scissors, sand and the cutting room floor: Employing visual and creative methods ethically with marginalised communities. Presented at: British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK, 15-17 April 2015.
  • Mannay, D. and Edwards, V. 2015. Sandboxes, psychoanalysis and participatory practice: Refiguring therapeutic techniques as ethical visual research methods. Presented at: British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK, 15-17 April 2015.
  • Mannay, D., Grant, A. and Marzella, R. 2015. Constructions of morality and parenthood: the place of everyday visual artefacts in exploring intergenerational infant-feeding practices with mothers and grandmothers. Presented at: Qualitative Research: Beyond the Fractured Future, Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 15-17 July 2015.
  • Mannay, D. and Edwards, V. 2015. Visual methodologies, sand and psychoanalysis: Exploring creative participatory techniques to engage with subjective experiences through ‘the world technique’. Presented at: 4th International Visual Methods Conference, Brighton, UK, 16-18 September 2015.
  • Mannay, D.et al. 2015. Our changing land: Revisiting gender, class, identity, work, and public and private life in contemporary Wales. Presented at: The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Annual Conference 2015, Cardiff, 30 June - 2 July 2015.
  • Mannay, D. 2015. Who should do the dishes now? Exploring gender and housework in contemporary urban south Wales. Presented at: The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Annual Conference 2015, Cardiff, 30 June - 2 July 2015. pdf
  • Mannay, D. 2015. The world technique. Presented at: Families Identity and Gender Research Network and ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre Workshops - Constructing and Deconstructing Selfhood, Cardiff, 30 May, 20 June 2015. pdf
  • Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2014. Doing ethnography or applying a qualitative technique?: Reflections from research with non-traditional, mature students in the ‘waiting field’. Presented at: Society for Research into Higher Education, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, 9 December 2014. pdf
  • Mannay, D. and Edwards, V. 2014. Sand, psychoanalysis and visual methodologies: Exploring creative techniques to engage with subjective experiences of marginalised students in Higher Education. Presented at: Visual Methodologies: A Postdiscipline of Inclusions?, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 19-21 June 2014. doc
  • Mannay, D. and Wilcock, C. 2014. What students want? Exploring the role of the institution in supporting successful learning journeys. Presented at: #WPCONF2014: Widening Participation through Curriculum, Milton Keynes, UK, 30 April - 1 May 2014. pdf
  • Mannay, D. 2014. Emotion and the researcher: Communicating affect in academic spaces. Presented at: Emotion and the Researcher: Workshop 2, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 29 March 2014. pdf
  • Mannay, D. 2014. And then there were none: Agatha Christie and class. Presented at: Cardiff Book Talk - And Then There Were None, Cardiff University, Wales, UK, 17 May 2014. pdf
  • Mannay, D. and Edwards, V. 2014. Coffee, milk and a sprinkling of sand: an initiative to assist non-traditional, mature students form supportive networks in Higher Education. Presented at: 2014 FACE Annual Conference, Salford University, Salford, UK, 2 - 4 July 2014. pdf
  • Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2014. Rethinking academic sisterhood: reflections on relationships between women in research practice and within the ivory tower. Presented at: Rethinking Sisterhood: The Affective Politics of Women’s Relationships FWSA Interim Conference, Bristol University, Bristol, UK, 13 September 2014. pdf
  • Marzella, R., Mannay, D. and Grant, A. 2014. Mam knows best? Exploring intergenerational feeding practices and decision making with mothers and grandmothers in urban South Wales. Presented at: Welsh Public Health Conference 2014: A Prudent Approach to a Healthier, Happier, Fairer Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, UK, 6th - 7 October 2014.
  • Mannay, D. and Morgan, M. 2014. Rethinking academic sisterhood: reflections on relationships between women in research practice and within the ivory tower. Presented at: Rethinking Sisterhood: The Affective Politics of Women's Relationships FWSA Interim Conference, Bristol University, Bristol, UK, 13 September 2014.,
  • Mannay, D. and Edwards, V. 2014. Coffee, Milk and a Sprinkling of Sand: An Initiative to Assist Non-traditional, Mature Students form Supportive Networks in Higher Education. Presented at: 2014 FACE Annual Conference, Salford, UK, 2 July - 4 July 2014.,
  • Mannay, D. and Edwards, V. 2014. Sand, psychoanalysis and visual methodologies: Exploring creative techniques to engage with subjective experiences of marginalised students in Higher Education. Presented at: Visual Methodologies: A Postdiscipline of Inclusions?, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 19-21 June 2014.,
  • Mannay, D. and Wilcock, C. 2014. What students want? Exploring the role of the institution in supporting success learning journeys. Presented at: Widening Participation through Curriculum, Milton Keynes, UK, 30 April - 1 May 2014.,
  • Mannay, D. 2014. Emotion and the researcher: Communicating affect in academic spaces. Presented at: Emotion and the Researcher: Workshop 2, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 29 March 2014.,
  • Mannay, D. and Edwards, V. 2013. It's written in the sand: Employing sandboxing to explore the experiences of non-traditional, mature students in higher education. Presented at: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2013, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK, 11-13 December 2013.,
  • Mannay, D. 2013. Myths, monsters and legends: negotiating acceptable working class femininity in a marginalised and demonised Welsh locale. Presented at: Revisiting moral panics: a critical examination of 21st century social issues and anxieties - ESRC Seminar Series - Moral Panics and the State, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 22 November 2013.,
  • Mannay, D. 2013. Women in academia: reflecting on the empirical and the personal. Presented at: Gendered Research Opportunities – (In)visibility, Senedd, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 2 October 2013.,
  • Mannay, D. 2013. Connecting pictured and written worlds: can we translate the visual into academic text without losing its creativity? Presented at: 3rd International Visual Methods Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 2-6 September 2013.,
  • Mannay, D. 2013. Public images and private lives: Exploring the 'presentation of self' in visual research. Presented at: International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) 2013 Annual Conference: The Public Image, Goldsmiths, London, UK, 8-10 July 2013.,
  • Mannay, D. 2013. Generation, education and identification: evoking the Kleinian chalice to explore the psychological cost of social mobility in urban south Wales. Presented at: British Psychological Society Annual Conference 2013, Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, UK, 9-11 April 2013.,
  • Mannay, D. 2013. 'She aint getting them, she needs like, big knickers': the policing of young sexualities and working-class femininities. Presented at: The Young Sexualities Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 25 January 2013.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. Creating a community of learning: engendering opportunities for equality across the academic and student divide. Presented at: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2012: What is Higher Education For?, Celtic Manor, Newport, Wales, UK, 12-14 December 2012.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. Creative, visual and poetic spaces of activism in the academy. Presented at: Beyond the Field: Opportunities and Challenges for Contemporary Social Science Research, Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, 9-10 November 2012.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. Addressing anatomies of educational inequality: considering need, intervention and service user consultation. Presented at: Equality 2020: Creating our Vision for Wales, Cardiff University and Welsh Government, Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 11 September 2012.,
  • Mannay, D. and O'Connell, C. 2012. Accessing the academy: developing strategies to engage and retain marginalised young people on successful educational pathways. Presented at: Scientific-Practical Conference - Do I know young people? , Department of Youth Affairs under the Ministry of Social Security and Labour and Vilnius University, Chambers of the Parliament of Lithuanian Republic, Vilnius, Lithuania, 26-27 September 2012. Vilnius: Vilnius University, pp. 133-140.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. Intergenerational exchange: transmission, negotiation, and contestation of values, beliefs and practices on the margins of contemporary Wales. Presented at: Exchange Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 28-29 July 2012.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. 'Keeping close and spoiling' revisited: exploring the significance of 'home' for family relationships and educational trajectories in a marginalised estate in urban south Wales. Presented at: Intergenerational Geographies: Spaces, Identities, Relationships, Encounters, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, 10-11 May 2012.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. If it's pink, scrape the pink off: negotiating acceptable 'tomboy' femininity in the playground. Presented at: Battle of the Sexes: a large group encounter, Newport University, Wales, UK, 3 March 2012.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. Researching domestic abuse: roles, responsibilities and regrets. Presented at: Advocate, Challenge, Transform: Feminist Conference for International Women's Day, Cardiff Feminist Network, Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Wales, UK, 11 March 2012.,
  • Mannay, D. 2012. Aimhigher? Considering the emotional cost of aiming higher for marginalised, mature mothers re-entering education. Presented at: 2011 FACE Annual Conference, Glasgow, UK, 21 June - 1 July 2011. Published in: Jones, P. et al. eds. Lifelong Learning and Community Development - Proceedings of the Forum for Access and Continuing Education 2011 Annual Conference. London: Forum for Access and Continuing Education, pp. 11-28.

Committees and reviewing

  • Childhood and Youth Research Group - Joint Convener
  • Families, Identities and Gender Research Network (FIG) - Co-convener,
  • Mature Students Coffee Club - Convener

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I teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the areas of human development, social psychology, cultural psychology; and I am a personal tutor. I also act as a supervisor for dissertation students, both undergraduate and masters; and supervise doctoral researchers.

My current modules include; * SIO036 – Human Development * SIO268 – Current Debates in Identity and Subjectivity * SIO209 – Issues in Social and Cultural Psychology * MASW - Social Science Perspectives * MA Childhood and Youth *MSc Social Science Research Methods * Person Tutor and Dissertation Supervision

My research interests revolve around class, education, gender, geography, generation, national identity, care experienced children and young people and inequality; and I employ participatory, visual, creative and narrative methods in my work with communities.

Details of External Funding

  • 2017 - Welsh Government - Creating an Online Community of Practice: Developing the Sharing of Expertise for those working with Children and Young People that are Looked After £26, 347 - Principal Investigator
  • 2016 - ESRC - Improving the Educational Experiences and Attainment of Looked After Children and Young People £25,000 - Lead Applicant [with Dr Eleanor Staples and Dr Sophie Hallett]
  • 2015 – Welsh Government - Understanding the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales £59,852 – Principal Investigator
  • 2015 - Welcome Trust - Contextualising women’s risky health behaviours within pregnancy: the development of a qualitative longitudinal study using visual methods £19,000 [with Dr Aimee Grant, Cardiff University].
  • 2014 – Children and Young People’s Research Network (CYPRN) Funded - Inter-generational Views and Experiences of Breastfeeding [with Dr Aimee Grant, Cardiff University and Ruby Marzella, Cardiff University] £1,360 – Research Co-Supervisor
  • 2013 - HEA/ Open University Funded - What Students Want? Exploring the Role of the Institution in Supporting Success Learning Journeys [Principal Investigator - Ceri Wilcock, Open University] – Research Assistant
  • 2012 - ACE Development Trust Funded Research Project - Futurespace: assessing community views on strategies to reduce fuel poverty and carbon footprint [with Dr Karen Parkhill, University of Bangor] £800 - Joint Principal Investigator
  • 2008 - 2012 – Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded PhD - Mothers and Daughters on the Margins: Gender, Generation and Education (PTA031200600088) - Doctoral Researcher.

Details of Internal Funding

  • 2016 - University of Wales Press - Publication Grant - Children and young people ‘looked after’? Education, intervention and the everyday culture of care in Wales. £9,000 Lead Applicant [with Dr Alyson Rees and Dr Louise Roberts, Cardiff University].
  • 2015 – Cardiff University Engagement Seed Funding - Sharing Stories: Presenting the Educational Experiences of Looked After Children through Rap Poetry and Art £1,500 [with Dr Eleanor Staples, Cardiff University]
  • 2015 - Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) Funded - Young Parents and the Media: Exploring Visual Representations and their Everyday Impacts £1,440 – Research Supervisor
  • 2015 – ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre - Small grant application form for inter-disciplinary or collaborative activities - Constructing and Deconstructing Selfhood [with Dr Katherine Shelton, Dr Tracey Loughran and Dr Melanie Bigold] £1, 935 – Co-applicant
  • 2014 - University of Wales Press Funding – Photography and Musical Productions Development Grant - Our Changing Land: Revisiting Gender and Identity in Contemporary Wales £5.000.
  • 2014 - Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) Transformative Research Seedcorn Funded - Negotiating Young Parenthood: A study exploring the ways in which mediated stereotypes of teenage parents impact on their perceptions of their parenting practices; and their engagement with service providers [with Dr Aimee Grant, Cardiff University] £3,000 – Joint Principal Investigator
  • 2013 - University of Wales Press Funding – Publication Grant - Our Changing Land: Revisiting Gender and Identity in Contemporary Wales. £6,000.
  • 2013 - Cardiff Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) Funded - University Challenge: How can we foster successful learning journeys for non-traditional students in a School of Social Science? [with Victoria Edwards, Cardiff University] £1,360 – Research Supervisor