David Ben Shannon

Photo by Sarah E. Truman, courtesy of WalkingLab

I am a Lecturer in the School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies and an ESRC-funded PhD student in the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research is associated with ESRI's Manifold Lab. My research interests include neurodiversity, early childhood education, music research-creation, and affect. My pronouns are he/him.

I am a composer and sound designer. My work includes Filmworker, and My Big Break, and The Liverpool Shakespeare Festival. I am one-half of glitch-folk research-creation band Oblique CuriositiesI am a collaborator of WalkingLab.

Before beginning my PhD, I was a primary school teacher and teacher of young people with Special Educational Needs. I later became an Assistant Head Teacher and Special Educational Needs Coordinator.