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Dr Dawn Clarke

Assistant Professor

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 and is currently undertaking research on a project entitled: A Natural Change of Life or Dysfunctional Disease?: A Longitudinal study of women’s experiences of living well with the menopause


Domestic abuse

Service user participation

service development

child protection

forced marriage

menopause and well being

pedagogy - developing re-usable learning objects

qualitative data analysis

Date Role Title / Description Funder Award
01-JAN-19 - 01-JAN-22PIA Natural Change of Life or Dysfunctional Disease? : A Longitudinal study of women’s experiences of living well with the menopause

Professional activities

  • 01-JAN-15: The University of Bradford - PGC(HEP), distinction
  • 01-JAN-12: The University of Huddersfield - MSc in Social Work: distinction
  • 01-JAN-08: The University of Bradford - Ph.D
  • 01-JAN-04: The University of Bradford - Masters in Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • 01-JAN-00: The University of Bradford - BA (Hons) Social and Community Care: first class
  • 01-JAN-98: The University of Bradford - Diploma in Care Management

  • 01-JAN-14: Southampton Solent University - External Examiner
  • 01-JAN-13: The University of Bradford - Lecturer
  • 01-JAN-10: The University of Bradford - Dissertation Supervisor
  • 01-OCT-07: The University of Huddersfield - Research Fellow
  • 01-OCT-03: The Carr-Gomm Society, Leeds - Housing Support Worker
  • 01-SEP-04: The University of Bradford - Research Assistant
  • 01-APR-01: The Family Support Unit, Leeds Rd, Bradford - Team Leader

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow
  • Faculty of Public Health, Associate

  • 31-DEC-18: White Ribbon,
  • 31-DEC-17: FPARP,

  • 01-JAN-07: Ph.D
  • 01-JAN-15: PGC(Hep)

  • Programme Director - Master of Public Health

  • Programme & Module Management: Module Leader, PAT, MSc and PhD supervision.
  • Academic Leadership: Programme Director - Master of Public Health