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Dawn Clarke

Lecturer in Health & Wellbeing

Faculty/Dept/School School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
(Faculty of Health Studies)
Telephone +441274 236547


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 is the programme Director for the Master of Public Health.


Domestic abuse
Service user participation
service development
child protection
forced marriage
menopause and well being
pedagogy - developing re-usable learning objects
qualitative data analysis