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PhD Candidate, Institute of Education, University of Manchester

I am a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Manchester Institute of Education. My research is investigating an all-through, community-focused school in west London. The school is developing a "cradle-to-career" design to support pupils, their families and the wider community. The research has involved 18 months' ethnographic fieldwork.

I began my professional career as a secondary school teacher and worked in Wolverhampton and London over six years. I left teaching in 2017 to complete an MA in Education and International Development at the UCL Institute of Education. My dissertation looked at issues of political empowerment and education in a community of displaced women in rural Colombia. I started my PhD in 2018.


  • 2018–present
    3rd year PhD student, University of Manchester Institute of Education


  • 2018 
    UCL Institute of Education , MA: Education and International Development
  • 2011 
    University of St Andrews, BA (Joint Hons): French and Spanish

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    ESRC CASE Studentship
    Embedded PhD researcher
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council