My research on gender, education and the performing arts is located within the Department of Educational Research (Centre for Social Justice and Wellbeing in Education) at Lancaster University. My PhD explored the experiences of boys aged 11-18 years who danced in private sector, pre-vocational dance schools in England and investigated how they resisted and challenged the dominant discourses around dance and masculinity alongside their experiences of homophobia and homohysteria.
Other work includes:
2015- Research Associate, "Children and Young People's Experience of Gender", undertaken on behalf of the Office of the Children's Commissioner by a consortium from Cardiff, UCL Institute of Education, Brighton and Lancaster Universities (Professor Carolyn Jackson).
2016 - Research Associate, "Men in the Nursery: Impact (MiNi): Understanding the impact of male staff in the Early Years of Education", undertaken on behalf of Childbase Partnership (PI - Dr Jo Warin).
2016-2018 - Member of the Lancaster University Research Ethics Committee (FASS/LUMS).