PhD Student Education (ESRC funded), Faculty of Social Sciences
Having enjoyed a 15 year career in the Further and Adult Education sector as an educator and in middle management of diverse inner city colleges. It was my interest in those who I was teaching and my love for learning that led me to return to education . In particular, my research interests have developed from something that puzzled me as a practitioner which was why adult learners returned to further education and how they overcame the inherent injustices in the system in order to gain an education.
My research focuses on the further and adult education sector, in particular the broader purposes of adult education for women learners using a human capabilities approach. The aim of the research is… read more
My research focuses on the further and adult education sector, in particular the broader purposes of adult education for women learners using a human capabilities approach. The aim of the research is to provide a much-needed 'voice' to women learners who are largely ignored in policy and research terms. The study will focus on narrative life history interviews, qualitative interviews and 'life grids' to map out participants' educational trajectories and aspirations.
"Second-chance Learners' (2015) a pilot study in the FE sector
'Employability' curriculum within Education Studies degree a HEA project 2012-2014
Paternity leave study - "Daddy leave: an exploratory case study of 'father's choice' in a man's world" (2014)
Participatory action research - Improving student retention in foundation level courses in the FE sector (2004)
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