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Christine Hough

Dr. Christine Hough

Lecturer

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Livesey House Building, LH220

+44 (0) 1772 89 3108

cvhough@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Allied Health, Criminology and Policing, Education, Social Care, Social Work, Social Policy

Christine is a lecturer in the School of Social Work, Care and Community. She is the module leader for the core, work-based modules on each year of the degree programme - Children Schools and Families BA Hons and teaches the Data Analysis module on Educational Doctorate (EdDoc) programme. She is currently leading the primary research project, ReachingOut, which will provide a critical evaluation of a rehabilitation mentoring model for BAME Muslim ex-offenders, located in the North West.

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Dr Christine Hough is a lecturer in the School of Social Work, Care and Community. She is the module leader for the core, work-based modules on each year of the degree programme - Children Schools and Families BA Hons. She also teaches the Data Analysis module that is part of the Educational Doctorate (EdDoc) programme. She is currently leading the research project, ReachingOut, which is a critical evaluation of a rehabilitation mentoring model for BAME Muslim ex-offenders, located in the North West. This is in partnership with the former Lancashire Probation Trust and Arooj, a third sector organisation. She has also completed the primary research work for the Evaluation of the Navajo Equality and Diversity training courses, (funded by Lancashire County Council Primary Care Trust) which has a specific focus on the extent to which the training courses helped to raise levels of understanding of and empathy for LGBT individuals and groups in the workplace. Christine also contributed part of her doctoral research findings to the consultation document that preceded the Field Report on Poverty, The Foundation Years: Preventing Poor Children becoming Poor Adults (HMG:2010).

In 2006 Christine took up a fully funded PhD studentship at the University of Cumbria and was awarded her doctorate in September 2010. Her thesis is entitled: “Every Child Matters: a small scale inquiry into practice and policy”. During this time she held Research Associateships at the Universities of Cumbria and Lancaster.

She was a graduate secondary school teacher for over twenty years, during which time she taught Physical Education and Mathematics, led PE departments and was a senior pastoral manager.

After gaining her MBA in 2001 Christine trained to be an OFSTED inspector and went on to conduct some 45 inspections in secondary schools throughout the country. She also worked as a freelance educational consultant on behalf of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) for five years, facilitating professional development seminars and workshops for teachers and school managers throughout the UK and overseas.

Qualifications

  • PhD Education Policy, University of Lancaster 2010
  • Master in Business and Administration (MBA) Open University Business School 2001
  • Ofsted Inspector (Physical Education, Business Studies and Citizenship) qualified 2001
  • BEd (Hons) London University
  • Teaching Certificate in Education, Specialism – PE; subsidiary subject – Mathematics. (Distinction
  • in teaching practice). Dartford College of Physical Education 1973

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • 2012 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2010 Member of Social Policy Association
  • 2002 Member of General Teaching Council

Research Activities

  • Research Associate on team
  • Project Investigator

Projects

  • Evaluation of Navajo Equality and Diversity training courses (LCC Primary Care Trust) and their impact on practice in work settings. 2013 - 2014
  • ReachingOut: a research based evaluation of the extent to which the government’s Transforming Rehabilitation policies is improving/not improving the outcomes for BAME, Muslim ex-offenders. 2014 – date.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

  • Module Leader for the core, work based modules across all three years (each is a year-long) on the degree programme, Children Schools and Families BA Hons.
  • Module Leader for the Data Analysis module on the Professional Education Doctorate (EdDoc) post-graduate programme.
  • Academic Advisor, students in Years 1- 3
  • Director of Studies supervisor to 4 Ed Doc students.

Conferences

  • Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm June 2015 (delivered paper).
  • Learning from the Young Review, Manchester Conference Centre, March 2015
  • Muslim Leadership Conference, UCLan April 2015 (delivered paper).
  • British Criminology Society June 2014, Liverpool University (delivered paper).
  • European Prison Education Association (EPEA) (delivered paper).
  • The 2nd International Conference of the International Childhood and Youth Research Network, (UCLan School of Social Work) September 2012 (delivered paper).
  • Social Policy Association, York University, July 2012

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