Carol is a Reader in the Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University where she convenes the Higher Education Research Group and co-leads the Space and Place Research group. Carol’s current research focuses on space, gender and materiality. She is experimenting with diffractive methodologies and diffractive writing arising from her research in posthumanism and new material feminism. Carol’s co-edited book with Christina Hughes, Posthumanist Research Practices in Education will be published in early 2016, and she recently co-edited a special issue on ‘Material Feminisms‘ for Gender and Education. Volume 25, Issue 6 (with Gabrielle Ivinson). Carol supervises doctoral students and leads the module ‘Experiencing space, embodying education’ on the BA (Hons) Education Studies degree. Carol’s recent research projects are:
- Principal Investigator ‘Developing innovative methodologies for exploring non-academic spaces in higher education’.
- Lead Investigator of the Higher Education Academy funded project ‘Evaluating the impact of number controls, choice and competition on the student profile and the student learning environment in the new higher education landscape‘ (with Dr Colin McCaig).
- Principal Investigator ‘Borrowed Spaces: A Multisensory Exploration of Workplace Territories’, Sheffield Institute of Education Small Grants scheme (with Dr Anne Kellock).
- ‘Student Decision-Making and Transitions to Higher Education’ (with Jean Harris-Evans).