Dr Downey’s research addresses the concept of vulnerability (disability, chronic illness, ageing) health and wellbeing and consumer culture (experiential consumption) concerns.
Dr Downey adopts ethnographic/Netnographic and arts based (poetry, film) research approaches to explore consumers lived experiences.
Open to PhD applications in the field of
- Consumer culture
- Consumer vulnerability
- Experiential consumption
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
PhD title: Identity and Consumption: The Phenomenon of Online Gambling
Name: Jonathan Johnston
PhD title: Exploring Snapchat and Saudi millennials luxury brand consumption: a gendered discourse
Name: Nada Almner
Alumni: where are they now?
PhD title: Service Dominant Logic
Years of Study: 2008 - 2013
Current position: Senior Research & Insight Analyst | Data Analytics | PwC Research | PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC UK)