Gemma Mansi Faculty of Education & Health

Dr Gemma Mansi BA Hons, PhD

Gemma Mansi

Dr Gemma J Mansi
BA Hons, PhD

Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader

Department of Education & Community Studies

Faculty of Education and Health

Dr Gemma Mansi is a Programme Leader and Deputy Head in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich.

Gemma first joined the university as a student in 2005 on the BA Hons Childhood Studies programme and then in 2008, began her PhD on the Socio-historical perspectives of young fatherhood: exploration of social change on the Isle of Sheppey (completed 2013).

Gemma became a lecturer at the university in 2011, on the Child and Welfare team in the Department of Family Care and Mental Health. During this time she coordinated health courses for the Childhood Studies programme and taught research methods on a range of undergraduate nursing courses in the department.

In 2014, Gemma became Programme Leader and Principal Lecturer for BA Hons Childhood Studies and more recently, on Childhood and Youth Studies. In this role she is responsible for effectively planning, managing and reviewing the programmes and ensuring that her team is adhering to quality procedures. Gemma is also lecturer on sociological and research based courses on both undergraduate programmes.

Since 2015, Gemma became Deputy Head of department (academic) for the Education and Community Studies department. Her main responsibility in this role is to support the strategic leadership team, support the Head of Department in operational management and the development of programmes and quality assurance to maintain a high quality student experience.

Posts held previously:

  • 2008–13, Student, MPhil/PhD, University of Greenwich
  • 2005-08, Student, BA Hons Childhood Studies, University of Greenwich
  • Programme Leader and Deputy Head, Department of Education & Community Studies
  • Lead and Principal lecturer on BA Hons Childhood Studies; and Childhood and Youth Studies programmes
  • Deputy Head of Department (Academic)

Gemma's latest research is on the social history of young fatherhood, the subject of her PhD thesis. She also has an interest on teenage pregnancy, social exclusion, youth transitions, social class, masculinity and femininity, social change in higher education, as well as the experience of life story interviewing and collating documentary data.

Mansi, G. (2010). Young fathers experiences of health professionals. Launch of the Fragile Families Centre, June, University of Greenwich.

Mansi, G. (2010). Young fatherhood: methodological implications. To Think is to Experiment Day, February, University of East London.

Mansi, G. (2009). Socio-historical perspectives of young fatherhood on the Isle of Sheppey-some preliminary findings. Research Day, November, University of Greenwich.

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