Dr Catherine Wilkinson

School of Education

Dr Catherine Wilkinson is Programme Leader for Education Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Catherine is a Senior Lecturer, teaching across at Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies degree programmes. Prior to this, Catherine worked as a Lecturer in Children, Young People and Families in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University. Catherine also previously worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Durham University in the School of Education. Catherine completed her PhD in Environmental Sciences at University of Liverpool, funded by an ESRC CASE award. Catherine works at the intersection of a range of research approaches, including: mixed methods, ethnographic and participatory research. Catherine’s primary research interests are: children, young people and identity; young people and community radio; and children and young people-friendly research methods. Catherine has an established reputation for making cutting-edge contributions, conceptually and methodologically, to research ‘with’ children and young people and uses this research to inspire teaching she delivers.

Catherine would be interested in supervising Doctoral students in any of the areas noted above and would encourage potential applicants to contact her on: c.wilkinson@ljmu.ac.uk.

Degrees

2015, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD
2012, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, MSc, Distinction
2011, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, BA (Hons), 1st class

Academic appointments

External Examiner, University of Chester, 2020 - present
External Examiner, Teeside University, 2018 - present
External Examiner, Glyndwr University, 2018 - 2019

Journal article

Wilkinson S, Wilkinson C. 2020. Performingcare: emotion work and 'dignity work' - a joint autoethnography of caring for our mum at the end of life Sociology of Health and Illness: a journal of medical sociology, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C, Silverio SA, Wilkinson S. 2020. The neoliberal university and the neurotic academic: A textual analysis of ITV drama Cheat Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Benwell MC, Davies A, Evans B, Wilkinson C. 2020. Engaging political histories of urban uprisings with young people: The Liverpool riots, 1981 and 2011 Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C. 2019. On the same wavelength? Hyperdiverse young people at a community radio station Social and Cultural Geography, 20 :1251-1265 DOI Public Url

Wilkinson S, Wilkinson C. 2019. Young men's alcohol consumption experiences and performances of masculinity International Journal of Drug Policy, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S, Saron H. 2019. “Wearing me place on me face”: Scousebrows, placemaking and everyday creativity Fashion Theory - Journal of Dress Body and Culture, Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2019. Towards a research emphasis on (un)hairiness and health Androgyny, 3 :27-31 Public Url

Wilkinson C. 2019. The performance of youth voice on the airwaves Children's Geographies, 17 :334-346 DOI Public Url

Wilkinson C, Briggs J, Salt K, Vines J, Flynn E. 2019. In participatory budgeting we trust? Fairness, tactics and (in)accessibility in participatory governance LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES, 45 :1001-1020 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wilkinson C, Carter B, Bray L, Keating P. 2019. The absent-present researcher: data analysis of pre-recorded parent-driven campaign videos CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES, DOI Author Url Public Url

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2019. The only way is ethics: Reflections on applying for National Health Service ethical approval and governance for research with children Children's Geographies, 17 :480-486 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson S, Wilkinson C. 2019. Young people’s safety practices when drink walking in the suburbs of Manchester, UK UNWE Scientific Papers, 1 :199-217 Publisher Url

Wilkinson C, Carter B, Shokrollahi K. 2018. Disfigurement, the body and dress: A review of the literature Geography Compass, 12 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Carter B, Bray L, Keating P, Wilkinson C. 2018. Parent-Driven Campaign Videos: An Analysis of the Motivation and Affect of Videos Created by Parents of Children With Complex Healthcare Needs Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 41 :276-292 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wilkinson S, Wilkinson C. 2018. Researching drinking “with” young people: a palette of methods Drugs and Alcohol Today, 18 :6-16 DOI Public Url

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2017. Doing it write: Representation and responsibility in writing up participatory research involving young people Social Inclusion, 5 :219-227 DOI Public Url

Wilkinson C. 2017. Going ‘backstage’: observant participation in research with young people Children's Geographies, 15 :614-620 DOI Public Url

Wilkinson C, Carter B. 2016. Language, disfigurement, stigma and clothing Journal of Child Health Care, 20 :417-418 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C, Fumagalli I, Rossetti S. 2016. Rebranding a District: The Breiðholt Project in Reykjavik TeMa Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 9 :257-268 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C. 2016. Childhood, mobile technologies and everyday experiences: changing technologies = changing childhoods? CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES, 14 :372-373 DOI Author Url

Wilkinson C. 2016. 'Babe, I like your lipstick': rethinking researcher personality and appearance CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES, 14 :115-123 DOI Author Url Public Url

Wilkinson C. 2015. Young People, Community Radio and Urban Life GEOGRAPHY COMPASS, 9 :127-139 DOI Author Url Public Url

Samantha W, Wilkinson C. Night-life and Atmospheric Mobilities Mobile Culture Studies, The Journal, Public Url

Samantha W, Wilkinson C. ‘Working from home’: Academics and Airbnb, an autoethnographic account North West Geography, Public Url

Wilkinson C. Radio, children and young people Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies, DOI

Wilkinson C. Imposter syndrome and the accidental academic: An autoethnographic account International Journal for Academic Development, DOI Author Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. Further uses for Grounded Theory: A methodology for psychological studies of the visual arts and written media Qualitative Methods in Psychology Bulletin, Public Url

Wilkinson C, Carter B, Keating P, Bray L. Not a nurse but more than a mother: The practices of mothering children with complex health care needs Children's Geographies, DOI Author Url Public Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. The powerful student consumer and the commodified academic: A depiction of the marketised UK Higher Education system through a textual analysis of the ITV drama Cheat. Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal, Public Url

Chapters

Wilkinson S, Wilkinson C. 2020. Place, Age and Identity Edensor T. Routledge Handbook of Place Routledge 9781138320499 Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2019. Childhood disability and clothing: (Un)dressing debates Intersectionality and Difference in Childhood and Youth: Global Perspectives :15-29 Routledge 9781138608290 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Von Benzon N, Wilkinson C. 2019. Introduction Intersectionality and Difference in Childhood and Youth: Global Perspectives :1-11 9781138608290 DOI

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2019. All about that place: Tuning in to community radio - Listener diary accounts Doughty K, Duffy M, Harada T. Sounding Places: More-than-Representational Geographies of Sound and Music :231-231 Edward-Elgar. Cheltenham 978 1 78811 892 7 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C. 2018. Case 3.2 Are you telling me this as a researcher or a friend? Ethical issues for a UK doctoral researcher Ethics in Participatory Research for Health and Social Well-Being: Cases and Commentaries :66-67 9781138093416 DOI

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. 2018. Principles of participatory research Being Participatory: Researching with Children and Young People: Co-constructing Knowledge Using Creative Techniques :15-35 Springer 9783319712277 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C. 2018. Methodologically sound? Participatory research at a community radio station Ersoy A. The Impact of Coproduction: From Community Engagement to Social Justice :85-85 Policy Press. Bristol

Wilkinson C. 2017. Tuning in to the geographies of radio Handbook on Geographies of Technology :138-147 9781785361159

Wilkinson C, Patterson A. 2015. “I'm Peppa Shit”: Spokes-characters 2.0 as bearers of reputational risk? The case of peppa pig Hughes E. Meaning and λόγος :41-61 Cambridge Scholars Press. Newcastle upon Tyne

Wilkinson C, Patterson A. 2014. Peppa Piggy in the middle of marketers and mashup makers: A netnography of absurd animation on YouTube Brown S, Ponsonby-McCabe S. Brand Mascots: And Other Marketing Animals :123-140 Taylor and Francis. London 978-0415826761 Publisher Url Public Url

Wilkinson C. Youth Voices on the Airwaves: Representations of Young People Identities and Subjectivities :475-491 Springer Singapore 9789812870223 DOI

Wilkinson C, Osornio Vega J. Music neotribes: Moving from the margins Producing and Contesting Urban Marginality: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Dialogues :99-99 Rowman and Littlefield. London

Wilkinson C, Benwell M, Carter B, Brookes L, Davies A, Evans B, Silverio SA, Thomas G. Creative Dissemination. Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. Creative Methods for Human Geographers. SAGE Public Url

von Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. Introduction von Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. Creative Methods for Human Geographers DOI

Koops TU, Wilkinson C, Perry G, Wilkinson S, Silverio SA. Making the cut: Mass media and the growing desire for genital cosmetic surgery by young women and girls Mayer C-H, Vanderheiden E, Wong P. The Meaning of Shame in Cultures of the 4th Industrial Revolution Springer Public Url

Silverio SA, Wilkinson C, Fallon V, Bramante A, Staneva AA. When a mother’s love is not enough: A cross-cultural critical review of anxiety, attachment, ambivalence, abandonment, and infanticide Mayer CH, Vanderheiden E. Handbook of Love in Cultural and Transcultural Contexts Springer Public Url

Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. Sounds (un)familiar: Introducing young people to the intersecting landscapes and soundscapes of a community radio station Smith T, Pitt H, Dunkley R. Introducing Young People to ‘Unfamiliar Landscapes’ Palgrave Macmillan Public Url

Wilkinson C. “My aim is to take over Zane Lowe”: Young people’s imagined futures at a community radio station (UK) Horton J, Pimlott-Wilson H, Hall SM. ‘Growing up and getting by’? Poverty, Precarity and the Changing Nature of Childhood and Youth Policy Press Public Url

Wilkinson C, von Benzon N. Selecting and analyzing publicly-generated online content von Benzon N, Holton M, Wilkinson C, Wilkinson S. Creative Methods for Human Geographers Creative Methods for Human Geographers

Book review

Wilkinson C. 2016. The Festivalization of Culture EMOTION SPACE AND SOCIETY, 20 :35-36 DOI Author Url

Wilkinson C. Local Self-Government and the Right to the City H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences, :1-1

Wilkinson C. Authentic™ the Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture Journal of Consumer Culture, 1 :129-131

Wilkinson C. DIY Detroit: Making do in a City without Services Human Geography: a new radical journal,

Wilkinson C. STAR: A Psycho-topography of Place Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 22 :135-136

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 2018

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