Dr Carolyn Downs


PhD Supervision Interests

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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