Before embarking on my PhD studies in 2019, I qualified as a teacher in 2003, teaching mainly sociology and psychology. I have a keen interest in LGBTQIA studies, Queerness including queer theory, Gender, Feminism, Education (especially Relationships and Sex Education, Inclusion, PSHE, and pedagogy), Criminology, and Methodology (especially qualitative data). My PhD thesis focuses upon the 'Barriers to Queer Inclusion within the 11-19 Education Sector'.
I currently work as an AL both at The University of Essex (Department of Sociology) and Manchester Metropolitan University (Education Faculty - PGCE).
Books Published: EJ-Francis Caris-Hamer (2022) 'Beyond Binary Boxes: Challenging the Status Quo'. In Wilson, H & Kara, B. (ed) Diverse Educators: A Manifesto. University of Birmingham Press: Birmingham.
Blogs: 2022 - 'Conversion Therapy is a Safeguarding Issue for Educators'. https://www.diverseeducators.co.uk/conversion-therapy-is-a-safeguarding-issue-for-educators/
Grants: 2022 - YUFE D&I Grant - Project Title: Running At Walls: Consent through Creativity.
2020 - What is preventing Queer Inclusion: Perspective of Early Careers Teachers - CHASE Feminist Network Conference.
2020 - Queer Youth Lives Matter! Barriers to Queer Inclusivity in teachers' pedagogical practices - Essex Explores (Part of July Pride Month)
2020 - LGBT+ Inclusion in Education at Leeds Beckett University
2021 - Covid19 and Queer Inclusion - Nottingham University Conference 2021
2021 - Potentially losing your safe space: Covid19 and Queer Students - European Sociological Association 2021
2022 - Conversion Therapy is a Safeguarding Concern in 11-19 Education sector - LGBT NEU Conference 2022
2022 - Impact of the Pandemic on Queer Inclusion -BERA Conference 2022
Institute of Education: University of London
Middle Leaders Development Programme
National College of School Leadership
MA: Sociological Research Methods
University of Essex
University of Essex