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Dr Gaynor Bagnall
Dr Gaynor Bagnall
postal addressInstitute for Social, Cultural and Policy Research, University of Salford, Crescent House, Salford, M5 4WT.
email addressg.bagnall@salford.ac.uk
telephone295 6554
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

Gaynor Bagnall is a Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Culture. Her research and teaching focus primarily on culture, consumption, social class and identity, and in particular social and cultural capital, culture-led regeneration, social and cultural life in cities, and audiences, museums, memory and heritage. She has researched and published widely on these topics, with work ranging from an investigation into the performativity of museum audiences, to an exploration of what it means to belong ‘locally’ in a global world.  Currently, she is working on two research projects, Writing Lives: ‘Engaging Communities through Arts’ is funded by HEFCE and aims to examine the use of creative writing workshops as a form of culture-led regeneration. It explores their role as a means for the expression of identities, and as a facilitator of community cohesion and belonging. ‘Experiencing: The Imperial War Museum North’ is an examination of visitor responses to IWMN that looks at how people articulate their experience of the museum by drawing on particular biographical resources and narrative strategies. Gaynor is also directing a NESTA/AHRC/Arts Council project on the role of digital media in museums at the IWM.

Gaynor welcomes enquiries from individuals wishing to conduct postgraduate research, either at Masters or Phd level.

Key Qualifications
1998
Key Projects
2015
Apr
Industrial Case with Moneyline
EPSRC, £102,164.00.
Principal Investigator: K Dayson (70%). Co-Investigator: G Bagnall (30%).
2014
Mar
Culture Label - Monetising Experiences Research
NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts), £8,408.00.
Principal Investigator: G Bagnall (50%). Co-Investigator: G Crawford (50%).
2014
Feb
KTP with SoPurple Group
Technology Strategy Board, £122,339.00.
Principal Investigator: G Bagnall (60%). Co-Investigator: G Crawford (40%).
2011
Dec
Digital R&D Fund - NESTA/Arts Council/AHRC - IWM
AHRC, £22,910.00.
Principal Investigator: G Bagnall (31%). Co-Investigators: G Crawford (23%), B Light (23%), V Gosling (23%).
2011
Oct
Digital R&D Fund - NESTA/Arts Council/AHRC - LSO
AHRC, £26,845.00.
Principal Investigator: G Crawford (31%). Co-Investigators: G Bagnall (23%), B Light (23%), V Gosling (23%).
2010
Apr
Put a Plug in it
Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, £4,500.00.
Principal Investigator: G Bagnall (100%).
2006
Dec
Engaging Communities through the Arts (SDF - CC15)
Northumbria University, £31,295.00.
Investigator: G Bagnall (100%).
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Encyclopedia Entries
Reports for External Bodies
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
2009
Apr
2008
Jun
2008
Mar
External Examiner Duties
2012
Sep

BA (Hons) Sociology & BA (Hons) Politics & Sociology

2009
Jan
MA in Cultural Heritage Management
2008
Oct
BSc Sociology, Sociology & Criminology
Invited Papers and Lectures
2009
Nov
2008
Jul
2008
Apr
2008
Mar
2008
Mar
2008
Mar
Media Appearances
2008
Mar
Memberships of External Bodies
2019
2002 to date - Convenor/Founder of BSA Study Group: Museums & Society
2019
2003 to date - Editorial Board Member for Museum & Society
2009
Feb
Member of Editoral Board