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Dr Lesley Gallacher

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Lesley is a cultural and children's geographer with an interest in the vidual and material cultures of childhood and family life. Her research explores embodiment, partcularly in infancy and early childhood, and the stories we tell about it.

Lesley Gallacher

Campus Address

B117 Coach Lane Campus (West)

0191 215 6617Phone

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Lesley is a cultural and children's geographer with particular interests in visual and material cultures surrounding children's embodied experiences and learning, particularly in infancy and early childhood, and the stories we tell about this.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • From milestones to wayfaring: Geographic metaphors and iconography of embodied growth and change in infancy and early childhood, Gallacher, L. 18 Dec 2020
  • Becoming Attuned: Objects, Affects and Embodied Methodology, Ash, J., Gallacher, L. 2 Aug 2015, Methodologies of Embodiment, London, Taylor & Francis
  • Theorising young children’s spaces, Gallacher, L. 2015, The Sage Handbook of Early Childhood Research, London, SAGE
  • What is participation for?, Gallacher, L. 23 Jan 2015, Varieties and Methodological Challenges in Ethnographic Research on Education
  • Childhood: A social-cultural approach, Gallacher, L., Kehily, M. 2013, Understanding Childhood: A cross-disciplinary approach, Bristol, Policy Press
  • Children in and out of place, Clark, A., Gallacher, L. 2013, Childhoods in Context, Bristol, Policy Press
  • Youth Cultures, Kehily, M., Gallacher, L. 2013, Children and Young People's Cultural Worlds, Bristol, Policy Press
  • Cultural Geography and Videogames, Ash, J., Gallacher, L. Jun 2011, In: Geography Compass
  • (Fullmetal) alchemy: the monstrosity of reading words and pictures in shonen manga, Gallacher, L. 2011, In: Cultural Geographies
  • ‘The terrible twos’: Gaining control in the nursery?, Gallacher, L. 2005, In: Children's Geographies

PGR Supervision

Abisola Umunna The mental health needs of homeless veterans with PTSD Start Date: 19/07/2016 End Date: 20/10/2017


  • Geography PhD November 20 2019
  • Geography MSc May 20 2019
  • Geography MA (Hons) March 20 2019
  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 2017

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