Professor Liz Todd
Professor of Educational Inclusion
More about my work: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/staff/profile/liztodd
Liz engages in research with a strong social justice agenda, being known for her work on the interaction between communities and schools, the engagement of young people in development and research, and respectful democratic approaches to change (personal and organisational). For the last 14 years she has directed many funded projects looking at community orientated and extended schooling.
Dr Laura Mazzoli Smith
More about my work: https://www.dur.ac.uk/education/staff/profile/?id=17495
Laura Mazzoli Smith’s work is in a broad range of areas linked to educational identities, progression and contexts and it is characterised by an anti-reductionist stance, emphasising the importance of the evaluative, affective and relational aspects of learning. Laura’s expertise lies particularly in the areas of educational inequalities and social mobility, conceptualisations of academic ability, out of school learning, and intergenerational transmission and lifelong learning, working with narrative and auto/biographical methods in the main.
Senior Research Associate
More about my work: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/staff/profile/kjclaing
Most of my work has been around interventions and support for vulnerable children and families, from a social policy perspective, but crossing disciplinary boundaries in family law, criminology, social work, and education. I am currently working in and around schools, primarily involved in evaluation, which enables me to maintain my research interests in multi-disciplinary working, social justice, and participation.
Social Justice and Education works within the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching. Liz and Karen are part of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University, and Laura is part of the School of Education at Durham University.