Lynette Shotton

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Narrative research (methodology and method) Bourdieusian research Widening participation Care experienced students in education

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I started my adult nursing career in 1995 and later qualified as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, practising in the Health Visiting field. I have been working in higher education since 2008, joining Northumbria University in 2015.

Here at Northumbria University I have contributed to a range of provision in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, including successful programme leadership.

Between January 2020 and July 2021 I was Director of Access and Paricipation for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences., where I led and collaborated on a range of faculty and university wide projects to improve access, participation and outcomes for under-represented students. From July 2021 onwards I will be Head of Subject in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Well-being.

My research interests focus on widening participation and the experiences of care experienced students in the education sysytem, using narrative methodology and Bourdieu's theory of practice. 

Education/Academic qualification

Education, EdD, Durham University

9 Sep 201226 Mar 2019

Award Date: 26 Mar 2019

Health, MSc

30 Jun 20032007

Award Date: 30 Jun 2007

Nursing, BSc (Hons), Durham University

Award Date: 2 Sep 2002

Nursing, Diploma

Award Date: 29 Jul 1998

External positions

University College Dublin

18 Oct 201918 Oct 2023


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