Dr Carolyn Downs

Senior Lecturer

PhD Supervision Interests

Sociological and business-based approaches to gambling, entrepreneurship and enterprise education, organisation and management of healthcare services, business history.

Networks, trust and risk mitigation during the American revolutionary war: a case study
Downs, C.M. 05/2017 In: Economic History Review. 70, 2, p. 509-528. 20 p.
Journal article

Selling hope: gambling entrepreneurs in Britain 1906–1960
Downs, C. 10/2015 In: Journal of Business Research. 68, 10, p. 2207-2213. 7 p.
Journal article

Mind the skills gap: the role of enterprise education in developing enterprise amongst socially marginalised groups
Downs, C. 18/06/2015
Conference paper

Gambling on debt: problem gamblers strategies for concealing deviant identities
Downs, C. 2015
Conference paper

Inclusive entrepreneurship: learning from the Eliemental Project
Downs, C. 2015
Conference paper

Innovations in enterprise education: using community access points to overcome socio-cultural barriers to self-employability amongst groups vulnerable to social exclusion
Downs, C. 2015
Conference paper

Working class gambling entrepreneurs
Downs, C. 1/03/2014 In: Work and society. Chester : University of Chester ISBN: 9781908258151.
Chapter

Eliemental: identifying the socio-cultural barriers to entrepreneurship
Downs, C.M., Lazuras, L. 2014 Lancaster University. 25 p.
Other report

Playing in a Virtual Bedroom: youth leisure in the Facebook generation
Downs, C. 07/2011 In: Children, youth and lesiure. Leisure Studies Association p. 15-31. 17 p. ISBN: 9781905369249.
Chapter

Pirates, death and disaster: maintaining an Atlantic trade network in late-eighteenth century England
Downs, C. 2011 In: Cosmopolitan Networks in Commerce and Society. London : German Historical Institute London p. 343-377. 35 p. ISBN: 0269-8552.
Chapter

Mecca and the birth of commercial bingo 1958–70: a case study
Downs, C. 12/2010 In: Business History. 52, 7, p. 1086-1106. 21 p.
Journal article

Gambling and debt: the hidden impacts on family and work life
Downs, C., Woolrych, R. 1/08/2010 In: Community, Work and Family. 13, 3, p. 311-328. 18 p.
Journal article

Mass gambling: the Mass Observation Archive and popular leisure
Downs, C. 2010 In: Recording leisure lives. Eastbourne : Leisure Studies Association p. 117-138. 22 p. ISBN: 9781905369188.
Conference contribution

Two fat ladies at the seaside: the place of gambling in working-class holidays
Downs, C. 2010 In: Recording leisure lives. Eastbourne : Leisure Studies Association p. 51-73. 23 p. ISBN: 9781905369232.
Conference contribution

Young people playing with risk: social networking and the normalisation of gambling behaviours
Downs, C. 2010 In: Leisure experiences. Eastbourne : Leisure Studies Association p. 25-47. 22 p. ISBN: 9781905369201.
Conference contribution

Gambling and debt pathfinder study
Downs, C.M., Woolrych, R. 10/2009 Manchester Metropolitan University RIHSC. 124 p.
Commissioned report

A social, economic and cultural history of bingo (1906-2005): the role of gambling in the lives of working women
Downs, C. 2009 Saarbrücken : VDM Verlag. 349 p. ISBN: 978-3-639-15472-6.
Book

The changing face of gambling: the Gambling Act (2005) and working class gambling cultures
Downs, C. 2008 In: Relocating the leisure society. Eastbourne : Leisure Studies Association p. 97-121. 25 p. ISBN: 9781905369126.
Chapter

Daniel Eccleston of Lancaster 1745-1821: a man not afraid to stand on the shoulders of giants
Downs, C. 1/03/2006 In: Quaker Studies. 10, 2, p. 203-242. 30 p.
Journal article

The Business Letters of Daniel Eccleston of Lancaster (1745–1821):: Trade, Commerce, and Marine Insurance in Late-Eighteenth-Century Liverpool, Lancaster, and Whitehaven
Downs, C. 1/03/2004 In: Northern History. 41, 1, p. 129-148. 20 p.
Journal article

BBC Radio 5 Live Wake UP Money
Media article or participation

Community, Work and Family
Publication peer-review

British Journal of Psychology
Publication peer-review

Mike Parr Show
Media article or participation

Wake Up Money
Media article or participation

BBC4 Eyes Down (Timeshift Series)
Media article or participation

Lancaster University Nominated Governor
Schools engagement

BBC Radio 5 Up all Night Debate broadcast
Media article or participation

BBC Radio Merseyside Simon Hoban Show broadcast
Media article or participation

ICEIRD 2012: 5th International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development
Participation in conference

BBC Radio 5 Live Tony Livesy Show broadcast
Media article or participation

Recording Leisure Lives: Sports, Spectacles and Spectators in 20th Century Britain
Participation in conference

Earning a Crust: deconstructing work, wealth and opportunity
Participation in conference

British Journal of Sociology
Publication peer-review

Sociology
Publication peer-review

Journal of Gambling Studies
Publication peer-review

North West Higher Education Enterprise Champions: Stimulating Enterprise Learning and Development
Participation in conference

BBC Radio Merseyside Simon Hoban Show broadcast
Media article or participation

Employability of Graduates & Higher Education Management Systems
Participation in conference

BBC Radio Scotland Brian Taylor’s Big Debate broadcast
Media article or participation

BBC Radio Merseyside Simon Hoban Show broadcast
Media article or participation

4th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development
Participation in conference

Mass Observation Annual Conference 2011
Participation in conference

Community, Work & Family
Editorial activity

Association of Business Historians Annual Conference 2010
Participation in conference

Leisure Studies Association 2010 Conference
Participation in conference

3rd Annual Digital Cultures Conference
Participation in conference

Children, Youth and Leisure Seminar
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Mass Observation Annual Conference 2010
Participation in conference

International Gambling Studies
Publication peer-review

North Manchester Community Radio Simon Davenport Debate
Media article or participation

Calculated risks: new perspectives on gambling conference
Participation in conference

Centre for the History of Retail and Distribution (CHORD) Conference
Participation in conference

Leisure Studies Association Conference
Participation in conference

Matthew Boulton Conference 2009
Participation in conference

Bolton Health Research Forum Conference
Participation in conference

BBC Radio Wales Lunchtime Phone-in
Media article or participation

BBC Radio Essex The Midday Show
Media article or participation

Mass Observation and Leisure Studies Association Conference 2009
Participation in conference

Salford Seminar Series
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

The British Society for Eighteenth–Century Studies, 38th Annual Conference
Participation in conference

GamCare Conference 2008
Participation in conference

Visiting Research Fellow
Research and Teaching at External Organisation

BBC GMR ‘Becky Want Show’ broadcast
Media article or participation

UK Gambling and Social Responsibility Forum
Participation in conference

BBC GMR ‘Heather Stott Show’ broadcast
Media article or participation

BBC R4 ‘Women’s Hour’ broadcast
Media article or participation

Gambling Commission. Academic Advisory Panel for 2010 Prevalence Study
Work on advisory panel to industry or government or non-government organisation