Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)
Media Factory, ME409
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Subject Areas: Education
Candice has carried out a wide range of research projects in a variety of educational and informal settings, examining uses of literacies in life. Her current research uses a participatory approach with disadvantaged children and young people, employing narrative, fiction and arts-based methodologies to tell stories that reflect the realities of their lives.
Candice is Course Leader for the Doctorate in Education, teaches postgraduates, and supervises doctorates relating to Education, children’s and young people’s lives, and literacies.
Candice is an External Examiner at Staffordshire University.
Candice has taught in Further and Higher Education since 1992, predominantly as a lecturer in English and Linguistics. Before coming to UCLan in 2013, Candice worked as a Senior Researcher at Lancaster University. Her research has included projects in a range of settings, including schools, Further Education Colleges, community groups, and universities. Candice is currently leading a large AHRC-funded project Stories to Connect With: disadvantaged children creating ‘phygital’ community artefacts to share their life-narratives of resilience and transformation (2015-2018). Candice's research with children and young people has included researching children’s concepts of punctuation, and also their understanding of climate change both in school and out of school. She has also carried out research with people who are homeless, looking at how education can provide routes into work, and how people who are homeless use literacy in their often turbulent lives.
Candice is Co-Director of the Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation at UCLan, and collaborates with colleagues in health, social work, linguistics and literature to investigate children's perspectives. She is particularly interested in using innovative research methods, including the uses of fiction and creative writing to work with disadvantaged children and young people sharing narratives about their lives.
Candice is a qualitative researcher with research interests in children’s and young people’s perspectives; literacies in and out of education; understandings of climate change; disadvantaged children’s and young people’s life narratives.