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Dr Andrew Clark
Dr Andrew Clark
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Health & Society
From August 2013 to present.
From October 2011 to August 2013.
Full Member of Research Centre: Centre for Social Research
From January 2010 to August 2015.
From August 2013 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

I joined the Sociology and Criminology Directorate at Salford in December 2008 as Lecturer in Sociology after holding post-doctoral teaching and research posts at the University of St Andrews, The Open University, and the University of Leeds. I was made a Senior Lecturer in 2012 and Reader in 2015.

My theoretically informed, empirical research explores the relationships between marginalization and the spatiality of social life in the context of ideas about wellbeing, neighbourhood and community.  I am particularly interested in methodology and methodological creativity.  

At the heart of my work is a demonstrable commitment to inter- and trans-disciplinary research activity and the benefits this can bring to understanding real world problems and issues. I am currently working on an ESRC funded project on neighbourhoods and dementia, and with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service on social understandings of fire and fire risk.  

Key Qualifications
2004
2010
Key Projects
2018
Jun
2018
Feb
European Foundations Initiative on Dementia Awards
Network of European Foundations, £7,900.00.
Principal Investigator: A Clark (100%).
2015
Jun
Evaluation of community Risk Intervention team initiative
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, £47,200.00.
Principal Investigator: A Clark (51%). Co-Investigator: M Ormerod (49%).
2014
Oct
Understanding Smoke Alarm Ownership and Use: A Qualitative Study
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service, £4,500.00.
Principal Investigator: A Clark (100%).
2014
Oct
Neighbourhood and Dementia: a mixed method study
ESRC, £32,602.00.
Principal Investigator: A Clark (100%).
2012
May
Beyond Youth Custody-England-wide Learning and Awareness
Big Lottery Fund, £134,544.00.
Principal Investigator: N Hazel (85%). Co-Investigator: A Clark (15%).
2012
Mar
Support and policy advice for Masters thesis for waste and resources research funding
Chartered Institute of Waste Management, £2,700.00.
Principal Investigator: A Clark (100%).
2012
Mar
ADAPT Project Evaluation
Salford Foundation, £17,876.00.
Principal Investigator: N Hazel (50%). Co-Investigator: A Clark (50%).
2010
Feb
Evaluation of YCAP activities in Blackburn with Darwen
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, £44,971.00.
Principal Investigator: N Hazel (80%). Co-Investigators: A Clark (10%), T Patel (7%), M Quraishi (3%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Other Journal Articles
Book Sections
Edited Books
Exhibitions
Magazine Articles
Other Publications
Reports for External Bodies
Working Papers
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2008
Sep
Conference Presentations
2009
Sep
2009
Sep
2009
Aug
2009
Apr
2008
Dec
Reflections on user-engagement in community research. Paper to be presented at INVOLVE: Public Involvement in research: Getting it right and making a difference, NHS National Institute for Health Research. (with Emmel, N)
2008
Oct
This is where I live, this is how I live: Mobile interviews to understand real life networks and communities. Paper presented at Vital Signs: Researching Real Life, University of Manchester. (with Emmel, N)
2008
Sep
Intergenerational interaction and ageing in public places. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the RGS-IBG, London. (with Holland, C; Peace, S and Katz, J)
2008
Aug
Using Participatory Methods to Understand 'Real Life': Researching Networks and Community Through Participatory Mapping, Walking Interviews and Day-Diaries. Paper presented at ESRC Research Methods Festival, University of Oxford.... more >>.
2008
Jun
Critical reflections on participatory methods to understand networks, neighbourhoods and community. Paper presented at the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champagne (Illinois).
2008
Apr
Participatory walking interviews: More than walking and talking? Paper presented at 'Peripatetic Practices': A workshop on walking, London. (with Emmel, N)
2008
Feb
Investigating connected lives: Participatory mapping, walking interviews and day-diaries. Paper presented at Connecting People, Participation and Place: An International Conference of Participatory Geographies, University of Durha... more >>.
Invited Papers and Lectures
2009
Jun
2009
May
2008
Intergenerational interaction in public space. Invited to present at the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Aging, University of Sheffield
2008
Dec
2008
Nov
This is what I do, it's just my normal day: Methods to understand the ordinary and not so ordinary in everyday life. Invited to present at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University.
2008
Jun
Understanding community through mobile interviews and participatory mapping. Presented at a workshop on Researching Social Relations in Urban/Suburban Environments, University of Manchester
2008
Apr
Seeking community: reflections on methods to understand networks, neighbourhoods and communities, University of St Andrews
2008
Feb
Reflections on methodologies to understand community. Presented at the annual meeting of the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, Bristol
Other Research Activity
2019
Policy Workshop: Connected Lives: understanding networks, neighbourhoods and communities. A workshop to invited policy makers across West Yorkshire working in the areas of health and social care, community engagement and neighbour... more >>.
2019
Community Life Exhibition: An exhibition depicting results of the Connected Lives research project, 16th September 2008, Leeds
2009
Jun

Workshop session delivered at ESRC Researcher Development Initiative: Building Capacity in Visual Methods: An Introduction to Visual Methods