Professor Carolyn Jackson

Head of Department, Professor

Research Overview

My research explores aspects of gender and education. Questions I investigate include: how do learner and gender identities intersect? What motives 'laddish' behaviours? What are the advantages and disadvantages of single-sex and co-educational schools or classrooms? How do fears operate in education, and with what effects? Why is 'effortless achievement' so appealing, and is it gendered?

I have also undertaken research on the doctoral examination process, especially the viva.

  • Centre for Gender and Women's Studies
  • Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation
  • Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education