Dr Mark Connolly 


Position:                Lecturer in Education Studies
School:                  Cardiff School of Education
E-mail:                   mconnolly@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone:           029 2041 7250
Room No:              Q016

Research Groups:
• Pedagogy And Andragogy Research Group (PARG)
• Arts And Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

• British Educational Research Association (BERA)
• British Sociological Association
• British Educational Studies Association (BESA)
• Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research Interests:
• Cultural Policy
• Educational Policy
• Non Instrumental Benefits through Cultural and Educational Participation
• Culture Led Regeneration
• Education in Regeneration
• Tourism in contested political spaces


Peer refereed journals:
Connolly, M., Taylor, C., Power, S. (2010) 'Realising The 'Learning Country': Research activity and capacity within Welsh local authorities.' Contemporary Wales

Taylor, C., Connolly, M., Rees, G. and Power, S. (2008) 'A Formative Evaluation of the Applied Education Research Scheme.' Scottish Government.

Connolly, M. and Rees, G. (2008) 'The Wider benefits of Adult Learning'. NIACE

Books / Book chapters

Connolly, M. and Rees, G. (2008) The Wider benefits of Adult Learning. NIACE.

Taylor, C., Connolly, M., Rees, G. and Power, S. (2008) A Formative Evaluation of the APplied Education Research Scheme. Scottish Government.

Non-Academic Publications:
Connolly, M., Greenwood, M. and Wallis, G. Rough Guide to Ireland

Connolly, M., Greenwood, M. and Wallis, G. Rough Guide to Dublin



Mark joined the Education Studies team at UWIC at the beginning of the 2008-2009 teaching year. Before coming to UWIC he was a lecturer at Cardiff University where he gained his PGCE, Masters and PhD qualifications. Mark's PhD was an investigation into the competition between British cities for European Capital of Culture 2008 and the strategies for regeneration employed by the winning city, Liverpool.

Before returning to academia, Mark worked as an English language instructor in Poland and Japan and has researched and written a variety of travel related articles and books. At UWIC he teaches across the Education Studies programme and is module leader for the third year module Political, Legal and Professional Issues in Education.