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Research Profile

Dr Dawn Mannay 

Dr Dawn Mannay
Position:Lecturer in Social Sciences (Psychology)
School:Social Sciences

Address:Room 1.03 Glamorgan Building


  • BA. Education, First Class Honours, Cardiff University
  • MSc. Social Science Research Methods, Cardiff University
  • PhD Social Science, Cardiff University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Open University

Research Interests

Dawn Mannay is a Lecturer in Social Science (Psychology) at Cardiff University and also held the posts of Associate Lecturer at the Open University and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Newport; as well as being involved with the Women Making a Difference Program. 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.

Current Writing

Mannay, D. (in progress) (ed.) Our Changing Land: Revisiting Gender, Class and Identity in Contemporary Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

Mannay, D. (in progress) The visual, the narrative and the ethical: exploring landscapes of trust, confidentiality, silence; and the unintended consequences of ethnographic research In Jones, O., Van Maanen, J. and Worthington, F. Challenges in Ethnography: Political, Ethical, Practical. Bingley: Emerald

Mannay, D. and Morgan, M.  (in progress) Doing ethnography or applying a qualitative method? Reflections from the ‘waiting field’. Qualitative Research

Mannay, D. (in progress) Intergenerational spaces of fantasy, hope, desire and fear: utilising possible selves narratives to examine the imagined futures and lost pasts of mothers and daughters on the margins of contemporary Wales In R. M. Vanderbeck and  Worth, N. Intergenerational Space. London: Routledge.

Mannay, D. (in progress). Story telling beyond the academy: exploring roles, responsibilities and regulations in the Open Access dissemination of research data. Journal of Corporate Citizenship.

Mannay, D. and O’Connell, C. (in progress).  Accessing the Ivory Tower: exploring new forms of non-hierarchical organisation to facilitate entry, acceptance and ownership in the academy. Journal of Organizational Ethnography

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