Dr Carolyn Downs

Senior Lecturer

Research Overview

Dr Carolyn Downs is a senior lecturer in Lancaster University Management School, visiting research fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and the director of several EU-funded research projects. Within Lancaster University, she is a member of two research centres; the Centre for Consumption Insights and Lancaster Intelligent, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Centre. Her research interests include work-based learning (WBL), with an active research group sharing practice and knowledge across HE and industry, enterprise education, innovation, the uses (consumption) of technology, sociology of consumption (particularly of risky leisure) and business history. She is a leading media commentator on gambling issues

Community, Work and Family (Journal)
Publication peer-review

British Journal of Psychology (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Dallam School
School Engagement

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

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 (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Sociology (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Gambling Studies (Journal)
Publication peer-review

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

Employability of Graduates & Higher Education Management Systems
Participation in conference

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

Mass Observation Annual Conference 2011
Participation in conference

Community, Work and Family (Journal)
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 (Journal)
Publication peer-review

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

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

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Visiting an external academic institution

UK Gambling and Social Responsibility Forum
Participation in conference

Gambling Commission (External organisation)
Member of Advisory Panel

  • Centre for Consumption Insights
  • Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
  • Management and Society