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Dr Dawn Clarke

PositionLecturer
Location3.16
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236547
Emaild.clarke5@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Domestic abuse, housing support, child protection, service user participation, service development, education.

PhD Supervision

Dr Dawn Clarke supervises one Ph.D student.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Health Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Lecturer in Clinical Sciences
  • Module leader for Society and Health
  • Module leader for WBL2 Organisational Behaviour

Administrative Responsibilities

Attached to role as Module Leader, PAT, MSc and PhD supervision.

Biography

Dr Dawn Clarke has many years of experience as a practitioner both in the voluntary sector – housing support and the statutory sector – child protection.

In 2008 Dr Clarke completed her Ph.D (ESRC CASE Award) Silencing The Voices Of Women: A case study on the effects of the ‘Supporting People ‘ programme on survivors of domestic abuse in a housing  support association. There were 4 main outputs from this: The Volcano model which is an image developed to aid the understanding of domestic abuse; a theoretical understanding of what prevents survivors of domestic abuse from leaving their abuser; the theory of organisational deafness which offers an insight into what prevents organisations from hearing, listening, and paying attention to the service users voice and a model for reflection in research.

After completing her Ph.D, Dr Dawn Clarke became a research fellow with the universities of Bradford and Huddersfield. During this time she was co-author and designer of 2 websites which provide re-usable learning objects (RLOs): REQUALLO - see Online QDA and Victoria Climbié Inquiry Data Corpus Online. REQUALLO offers RLOs to students - at all levels - and researchers to develop their research skills and knowledge. The second website offers RLOs in the form of retrievable data from the Victoria Climbie court case transcripts. This provides students and practitioners with an opportunity to develop their knowledge of child protection serious case reviews.

Dr Clarke currently teaches on 2 programmes: Health Wellbeing and Social Care and Clinical Sciences.

Study History

  • 2015 - PGC(HEP), distinction; The University of Bradford
  • 2012 - MSc in Social Work: distinction; The University of Huddersfield
  • 2008 - Ph.D; The University of Bradford
  • 2004 - Masters in Research Methods for the Social Sciences; The University of Bradford
  • 2000 - BA (Hons) Social and Community Care: first class; The University of Bradford
  • 1998 - Diploma in Care Management;  The University of Bradford

Professional History

  • 2014 to present - External Examiner, Southampton Solent University
  • January 2013 to present - Lecturer. The University of Bradford
  • January 2010 - June 2011 - Dissertation Supervisor. The University of Bradford
  • October 2007 - June 2012 - Research Fellow, Lecturer. The University of Huddersfield
  • October 2003 - December 2005 - Housing Support Worker, The Carr-Gomm Society, Leeds
  • September 2004 - May 2006, Research Assistant, The University of Bradfor
  • April 2001 - October 2003, Team Leader, The Family Support Unit, Leeds Rd, Bradford

Research Areas

Supporting Mothers and their children who have experienced domestic abuse: A study of policy and practice within contemporary housing related support services. The University of Huddersfield, submitted to the ESRC 2011.

Using Religion to Justify Domestic Abuse (Including Forced Marriage) A Pilot Study. In collaboration with The University of Huddersfield and Bradford; submitted to the ESRC 2010.

Health service practitioners and their engagement with women who have experienced domestic abuse from minority ethnic communities: Does this really happen? In collaboration with The University of Huddersfield and Bradford, submitted to the NIHR 2010.

December 2008 – research fellow analysing the use of existing data basis. Undertaken using the Victoria Climbie court transcripts. This lead to the development of learning and teaching materials for child protection social workers. See Victoria Climbié Inquiry Data Corpus Online.

March 2008- Ph.D ( ESRC CASE Award) Silencing The Voices Of Women: A case study on the effects of the ‘Supporting People ‘ programme on survivors of domestic abuse in a housing  support association; The University of Bradford.

October 2007 – research fellow developing re-usable learning objects for qualitative research REQUOLLA. See Online QDA.

September 2004 – research assistant looking at the impact of the Supporting People programme on housing support. The University of Bradford.

Current Projects

Research to analyse the impact of the Children and Social Work bill.

Research Collaborations

Research to analyse the impact of the Children and Social Work bill, with the Universities of Bradford and Huddersfield.

Networks/Roles

Member of:

  • The Health and Care Practitioners Council
  • The Runnymead Trust
  • The Family Intergenerational Research Group. The University of Huddersfield
  • Faculty Programme Review and Assessment Panel. The University of Bradford
  • Member of Humanities, Social Sciences and Health Studies Research Ethics Panel. The University of Bradford
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

Stone, G. and Clarke, D. (2010) Climbié Inquiry Data Corpus Online: JISC Final Report (Public Report) Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield.

Gibbs, G., Clarke, D., Teal, A., Lewins, A. and Crowley, C. (2010) ‘Learning Theory and RLOs: The REQUALLO Experience’. In: Requallo C-SAP e-Learning Conference, June 2010, London

Gibbs, G., Clarke, D., Teal, A., Silver, C. and Crowley, C. (2010) ‘Learning Theory and OERs: The REQUALLO Experience’. In: Open Educational Resources 2011 (OER11), 11 - 13 May 2011, University of Manchester 

Clarke, D. and Gibbs, G. (2010) ‘The Victoria Climbié Corpus Project. ’. In: Open Educational Resources 2011 (OER11), 11 - 13 May 2011, University of Manchester 

Gibbs, G., Clarke, D., Hall, C., Stone, G. and Osborne, A. (2010) ‘Teaching and Research use of the Victoria Climbié Corpus: Launch of the Victoria Climbié Corpus Website and Project’. In: Launch of the Victoria Climbié Corpus Website and Project, 29 April 2010, University of Huddersfield 

Gibbs, G., Clarke, D. and Teal, A. (2010) The Victoria Climbié Corpus [Dataset] 

Gibbs, G., Clarke, D., Teal, A. and Lewins, A. (2009) ‘E-learning as apprenticeship for large numbers’. In: C-SAP E-learning conference, 16th January 2009, London.

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