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Carol is an Associate Professor and Director of NUSTEM at Northumbria University. 

Carol began working in education at Barnsley College as a Physics lecturer, and later taught at a large North East school.  Moving into teacher education, she worked within the network of Science Learning Centres for over five years, and with the Institute of Physics as a Physics Network Coordinator for the Stimulating Physics Network.

Carol is an experienced curriculum designer and textbook author.  She is also a governor at three different schools/colleges.

Carol's research interests include career aspirations in young children, and diversity in STEM.

Research interests

My research interests are focused on diversity in STEM.  With the NUSTEM team I research the attitudinal and behavioural changes required to increase the diversity and number of young people choosing STEM careers.  I am interested in the factors which influence very young children's career choices, and how teachers and famillies can support these early choices.

I also work with organisations to help them develop impactful ways to support diversity in STEM, especially through the use of Theory of Change processes.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD

30 Jun 199531 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 1995


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