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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


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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • From milestones to wayfaring, Gallacher, L. 18 Dec 2020
  • Becoming Attuned, 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
  • 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

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.

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Kim Hall Start: 01/10/2016

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