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.
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.
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.