Dr Dawn Jones

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Social Care


Dawn graduated in 1990 with a BA (Hons) In Sociology from Bangor University, University of Wales. She then went on to complete her PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University.

Dawn worked as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Liverpool Hope University from 1995 until 2007, delivering the programme at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Dawn has been a member of the Social Sciences team at Wrexham Glyndŵr University since 2007 and teaches on both the Sociology and Social Work programmes. She has been Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Public and Social Policy degree, and continues to support that programme in its delivery at Coleg Llandrillo.

Dawn is a research active sociologist and has published across the field of sociological theory, social policy, and the sociology of risk. She is also a research adviser to the Welsh Assembly Local Government Data Unit, where she advises on matters of research and policy.

Dawn is now joint Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Sociology degree.


BA (Hons), PhD


Dawn has a particular interest in Marxist Sociological Theory, and in the relationship between discourse, ideology, and social class. Her current research is exploring the nature of ‘risk’ in late modern society.



Madoc-Jones, I., Jones, D., Parry, O. (2014) ‘The ‘chip shop Welsh’: Aspects of Welsh Speaking identity in Contemporary Wales’ Studies in Ethnicity & Nationalism’, Feb 2014.

‘A Critical Commentary on the launch of the government’s on-line pregnancy guide post Maternity Matters – Maternity and Newborn Care, 23/09/08, published proceedings from Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar.

‘Talking and Taking Risks: An Exploration into Women’s perceptions of antenatal testing in pregnancy’, in I. Wilkinson and A. Peterson (eds.) Health, Risk and Vulnerability, published Autumn 2007. Routledge.

‘Fearing the Worst, Hoping for the Best: An Exploration into the Reception of Risk Discourses in Pregnancy’, in J. Scott and J. Raisborough (eds.) Risk and the Everyday, published Autumn 2007. Ashgate Press.

‘Contemporary Theorising – postmodernism’, in I. marsh (ed.) Theory and Practice in Sociology. (2002).

‘Enduring Echoes: Marxism, Feminism and the Role of the Intellectual’, in D. Marsh (ed.) Marxism and Intellectuals. Palgrave Macmillan.

Making Sense of Society, I. Marsh & M. Keating (eds.) Contributing author 2006: Prentice Hall.

‘(Dis)United Nations?: A Critical Exploration of the Un Millenium Goals and the Politics of Shared Humanity’, Published paper in the Lock Haven University Visiting Lectures, 2003, 7th Annual visiting lecturer series.

‘Manufacturing the (New?) Britishness: An Exploration into the Politics of Belonging’, in Kennedy, P. & N. Hai (1999) Globalization and Identities’, MMU Press, 1999.