Professor of Education and Director of the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families, Nottingham Trent University

Role
Carrie is the Director of the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families. Working with people in the School of Social Sciences and across NTU, she is seeking to devise new ways of working with local communities to improve people’s lives in Nottingham and beyond.

Career overview
Carrie began her career as a mathematics teacher and worked in various London comprehensive schools before moving to King’s College London to research interdisciplinary coursework. She subsequently taught at King’s and the Open University, before moving to Goldsmiths, University of London. At Goldsmiths her roles included being the inaugural Dean of Goldsmiths Graduate School and then Head of Educational Studies. She joined Nottingham Trent University in July 2017.

Research areas
Carrie’s research is focused around questions of identity and childhood. She is particularly interested in what it means to be a gendered, embodied child and how this is understood by children themselves.

Other research foci include: LGBTQI+ parented families and schools; spatiality and schooling; power/knowledge, gender and curriculum; ideas about legitimacy, especially within communities of practice; online learning in divorce and similar life events.

Experience

  • –present
    Director of the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families, Nottingham Trent University

Education

  • 1993 
    King's College, London, PhD
  • 1989 
    King's College, London, MEd
  • 1982 
    University of Sussex, PGCE (Primary/Middle)
  • 1980 
    University of Cambridge, BA Honours Philosophy