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    My interests cover feminist, post structuralist approaches to exploring education and social justice, equality and diversity, gendered identity formation, multi-modal methodologies and pedagogies.

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    My research adopts a feminist, post structuralist approach to exploring education and social justice, equality and diversity, gendered identity formation, multi-modal methodologies and pedagogies.

    I am contributing to the RIF funded 'Research in Special Education' (RiSE) project that explores perceptions of inclusion in a range of education settings and included hosting an exhibition at Liverpool Tate in June 2018 and working with schools and local authorities across the UK (2019-2020). 

    In th past I have contributed to securing funding from Maynooth University for the ‘evaluating student central provision’ project which has been successfully completed. I am also currently working on the Erasmus funded CATALYST project (85,000 Euros for EHU) which involves working with 11 other universities from Germany, Ireland, Laos, Romania and Viet Nam. Between 2015 and 2017

    I have an interest in research mentoring, and mentored a Research Apprentice Team comprising of three Early Career colleagues in the FoE, two of whom have now finished their PhDs and are independently publishing. 

    I teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level on a range of educational subjects with a particular focus upon sociology of education, educational difference, inclusive pedagogies and social justice, and multimodal research methodologies.  I developed, staff and deliver the PGR Training Programme, designed for PG students and research active staff and I supervise PhD students.  

    I am a Senior Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Sociology, PhD, Lancaster University

    Education, PGCert, Lancaster University

    Sociology, MA, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Education, PGCert, University of Greenwich

    Sociology, BA, University of Greenwich


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    inclusion Social Sciences
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    Research Output 2007 2019

    research process
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    50 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    data analysis
    visual material
    research project

    Research in Special Education (RISE) project

    Woolhouse, C., 21 Feb 2019, Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity in Education. London: Bloomsbury, (Bloomsbury Research Methods for Education).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    special education
    student teacher
    research project

    Reframing Peer Mentoring as a Route for Developing an Educational Community of Practice

    Nicholson, L., Rodriguez-Cuadrado, S. & Woolhouse, C., 2018, In : Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning. 26, 4, p. 420-440 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    primary school teaching
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    71 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
    Professional Education
    Systems Theory

    Projects 2017 2020


    Taking the ‘Leap of Faith’? The Narrative Construction of Trust and Distrust in Further Education

    Author: DONOVAN, C., 17 Dec 2019

    Supervisor: WOOLHOUSE, C. (Director of Studies), WILLIAMS, K. (Supervisor) & DIAMOND, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis