Andrew Manley


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Research interests

Having completed a PhD in sociology and social policy at the University of Durham, I joined the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences/Department for Health at the University of Bath. My research interests centre on the deployment of a broad range of methodologies to investigate the city and issues of urbanism, place making, cultural heritage and tourism experience. I have additional interest in examining human interaction and organisational culture with an emphasis on surveillance and social control. My work has been funded by the Jiangsu Provincial Government (PR, China), The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and The British Council. 

Research interests

  • The city and issues of urbanism
  • Place making
  • Cultural heritage and tourism experience
  • Organisational culture
  • Surveillance

Research project

  • Heritage, Nation and the Chinese Market (AHRC)

Research Group

Physical Culture, Sport and Health


  • HM Sociology

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Projects 2013 2020

Producing/Consuming Romantic Scotland

Manley, A.



Project: Research council

cultural heritage

International Research Accelerator Scheme

Fullagar, S., Clift, B., Turner, J., Gonzalez, J., Manley, A., Merchant, S. & Millington, B.


Project: Research-related funding

Suzhou Heritage

Silk, M. & Manley, A.

Suzhou Municipal Administration of Tourism


Project: Other

cultural heritage

Research Output 2012 2018

Producing/Consuming 'Romantic Scotland' at Nanjing Museum: the Role of State Museums

Chung, L. Y., Manley, A. & Silk, M., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Producing and Consuming ‘Romantic Scotland’: Using Exhibitions as a Mode of Representational Power

Manley, A., Bailey, R., Chung, L. Y., Wang, Y. & Silk, M., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Remembering the city: Changing conceptions of community in urban China

Manley, A. & Silk, M., 26 Jul 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : City & Community.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Romantic Scotland: Chinese Perceptions of Cultural Heritage

Manley, A., Bailey, R., Wang, Y., Chung, L. Y. & Silk, M., 2018, Historic Environment Scotland. 132 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

The data analyst: Elite sport performance and precarious work

Millington, B., Manley, A. & Williams, S., 2018, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper