Core Staff Interests 

Nicola Ingram

Nicola is interested in social class inequalities and education and she is currently working on the Leverhulme funded Paired Peers project with Harriet Bradley (UWE) and colleagues. This research spans a seven year period from 2010 to 2017 and focusses on the experiences of working-class and middle-class young people as they make their way through undergraduate programs at two different universities in the same city, and into life beyond graduation.

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Carolyn Jackson

Carolyn is interested in the ways that constructions of gendered identities and learner identities intersect. She has researched and published on issues that are salient in many countries, including single-sex and co-educational learning environments; gender and transitions; concerns about boys' 'underachievement'; 'lad' and 'ladette' identities in schools and universities; the marginalisation of girls in education; representations of 'troublesome' femininities; education and fear; teachers' perceptions of gender. Carolyn has also researched and written about the PhD examination process.

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Jan McArthur

Education and social justice, and the nature of higher education. I am interested in inter-relationships between education and society, and between theory and practice. I have explored different interpretations of critical pedagogy, and particularly the ways in which conceptualisations of knowledge impact upon social justice. Much of my work is informed by critical theory, and I have a special interest in the work of Theodor Adorno.

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