Portrait of Dr Lisa Russell Dr Lisa Russell

l.russell@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478272



Biography

Qualifications: PhD, BSc, FHEA

Lisa is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield in the Centre for Research in Post-Compulsory Education. She gained a PhD ‘Pupil Resistance to Their Schooling Experience’ and a First Class Combined Honours Degree in Social Studies and Psychology at Aston University before engaging in her post as a Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham within the School of Education. She has published in the areas of ethnography, excluded young people, mentoring, E2E (Entry to Employment) and journal publication. Her research interests range from issues around social justice, pupil voice and young peoples' experiences of inclusion and exclusion.

Currently she is Principal Investigator, working on a case study approach investigating young people’s experiences of working in the private sector funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  She is also managing a longitudinal study concerning the experiences of NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) young people funded by The Leverhulme Trust. She has been involved in a University funded project that explored work-related learning for young people on E2E programs, a Joseph Rowntree Foundation project that mapped alternative education provision across two Midland Local Authority's and an ESRC project aimed at exploring themes of social and educational inclusion through the creative arts with primary age school children.

Lisa is a leading member of the organising team for the 2013 Oxford Ethnography and Education conference. For more details concerning the conference please follow the link: http://www.ethnographyandeducation.org

She is Deputy Editor for the Lifelong Learning Journal and on the Editorial Board for the Ethnography and Education Journal.

Research & Scholarship

Current Research Interests

  • Social Justice
  • Education Policy
  • Ethnography
  • Marginalised young people

Research Grants

November 2012 – September 2013 Young people’s experiences of working in the private sector : a case study approach

August 2010 - 2013   A longitudinal study of the experiences of NEET young people

September 2008 - September 2009   Work related learning for young people – a study of e2e programmes

December 2006 to August 2008   The impact of Creative Partnerships on whole school change

October 2005 to November 2006   Mapping the alternatives to permanent exclusions

September 2004 to December 2005   Promoting social and educational inclusion through the arts

October 2001 to June 2005   PhD Pupil resistance to their schooling experience

Professional Activities and Consultancies

September 2003 to May 2007   3D Education Consultancy, Birmingham

Presentation of papers at:

  • European Educational Research Conference (ECER)
  • British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA) 
  • Oxford Ethnography and Education conference
  • Discourse, Power, Resistance Conference (DPR)

 

 

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Simmons, R., Thompson, R. and Russell, L. (2014) Education, Work and Social Change: Young People and Marginalisation in Post-Industrial Britain . : Palgrave Macmillan . ISBN 9781137335920

Russell, L., Thompson, R. and Simmons, R. (2014) Helping unemployed young people to find private sector work York, UK: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Thompson, R., Russell, L. and Simmons, R. (2014) ‘Space, place and social exclusion: an ethnographic study of young people outside education and employmentJournal of Youth Studies , 17 (1), pp. 63-78. ISSN 13676261

Russell, L (2014) ‘Formerly NEET young people’s pathways to work; a case-study approachPower and Education , 6 (1). ISSN 1757-7438

Russell, L (2014) ‘Book review: What is Qualitative Research?, Martyn Hammersley, London: Bloomsbury,9781780933351, 2013 Qualitative Research , 14. ISSN 1468-7941

Russell, L (2014) ‘Book review: What are Qualitative Research Ethics?, Rose Wiles, London: Bloomsbury, 9781780938509 2013 Qualitative Research , 14. ISSN 1468-7941

2013

Simmons, R., Russell, L. and Thompson, R. (2013) ‘Young people and labour market marginality: findings from a longitudinal ethnographic studyJournal of Youth Studies , pp. 1-15. ISSN 1367-6261

Russell, L (2013) ‘Young mums outside employment, education and training’. In: Ethnography and Education Conference , 16th - 18th September 2013, Oxford, UK

Simmons, R., Thompson, R. and Russell, L. (2013) ‘Self-Esteem and Social Justice? Engaging Young People on the Margins of Education and Employment’. In: Journal of Vocational Education and Training 10th International Conference, 5th-7th July 2013, Worcester College, Oxford

Simmons, R., Russell, L. and Thompson, R. (2013) ‘NEET young people and the Labour Market: voices from the margins’. In: Discourse Power and Resistance Conference 2013 - Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion, 9th - 11th April 2013, London, UK

Simmons, R., Russell, L. and Thompson, R. (2013) ‘NEET young people and the labour market: working on the margins’. In: Youth Studies Conference, 8-12th April 2013, Glasgow, UK

Russell, L., Simmons, R. and Thompson, R. (2013) ‘Young people’s experiences of working in the private sector: a case study approach’. In: Discourse Power and Resistance Conference 2013 - Discourses of Inclusion and Exclusion, 9th - 11th April 2013, London, UK

Russell, L (2013) ‘Researching marginalised young peopleEthnography and Education , 8 (1), pp. 46-60. ISSN 1745-7823

2012

Russell, L. and Owen, N. (2012) ‘The Creative Research Process: Delights and DifficultiesLEARNing Landscapes , 6 (1), pp. 355-371. ISSN 1913-5688

Thompson, R., Russell, L. and Simmons, R. (2012) ‘Spatial dialectics and social exclusion: young people not in education, employment or training’. In: European conference on educational research, 18 - 21 September 2012, University of Cadiz, Spain

Simmons, R., Russell, L. and Thompson, R. (2012) ‘Social exclusion, space and place: young people not in education, employment or training’. In: British Educational Research Association Conference, 4-6 September 2012, University of Manchester

Thompson, R., Russell, L. and Simmons, R. (2012) ‘Space, place and exclusion: young people outside education and employment’. In: Space Place and Social Justice in Education, 13 July 2012, Manchester Metropolitan University

Thompson, R., Russell, L. and Simmons, R. (2012) ‘Exploring the lives of NEET young people: using structuration theory to conceptualise the experience of ‘disengagement’ ’. In: Youth in Crisis and Community Interventions: Past, Present and Future Priorities, 21-22 February 2012, University of the West of Scotland

Thompson, R., Russell, L. and Simmons, R. (2012) ‘Exploring the lives of NEET young people – using structuration theory to conceptualise the experience of ‘disengagement'’. In: Youth in Crisis and Community Interventions: Past, Present and Future Interventions, 21-22 February 2012, Ayr, Scotland

2011

Russell, L., Simmons, R. and Thompson, R. (2011) ‘Conceptualising the lives of NEET young people: structuration theory and ‘disengagement’Education, Knowledge and Economy , 5 (3), pp. 89-106. ISSN 1749-6896

Russell, L. and Thomson, P. (2011) ‘Girls and gender in alternative education provision Ethnography and Education , 6 (3), pp. 293-308. ISSN 1745-7823

Russell, L., Simmons, R. and Thompson, R. (2011) ‘Ordinary lives: an ethnographic study of young people attending Entry to Employment programmesJournal of Education and Work , 24 (5), pp. 477-499. ISSN 1363-9080

Russell, L (2011) Understanding Pupil Resistance - Integrating Gender, Ethnicity and Class: an Educational Ethnography . : E & E Publishing . ISBN 9780956900708

2010

Russell, L., Simmons, R. and Thompson, R. (2010) ‘Playing the numbers game: Connexions Personal Advisers working with young people on Entry to Employment programmesJournal of vocational education and training , 62 (1), pp. 1-12. ISSN 1363-6820

Thomson, P., Byrom, T., Robinson, C. and Russell, L. (2010) ‘Learning about journal publication : the pedagogies of editing a 'special issue'’. In: Publishing pedagogies for the doctorate and beyond. London: Routledge. pp. 137-155. ISBN 9780415480192

2009

Thomson, P. and Russell, L. (2009) ‘Data, data everywhere - but not all the numbers that count? Mapping alternative provisions for students excluded from schoolInternational Journal of Inclusive Education , 13 (4), pp. 423-438. ISSN 1360-3116

2007

Hall, C., Thomson, P. and Russell, L. (2007) ‘Teaching like an artist: the pedagogic identities and practices of artists in schoolsBritish Journal of Sociology of Education , 28 (5), pp. 605-619. ISSN 0142-5692

Thomson, P., Hall, C. and Russell, L. (2007) ‘If these walls could speak: reading displays of primary children's workEthnography and Education , 2 (3), pp. 381-400. ISSN 1745-7823

Russell, L., Byrom, T. and Robinson, C. (2007) ‘Engaging critically with pupil voiceImproving Schools , 10 (1), pp. 3-4. ISSN 1365-4802

Russell, L (2007) ‘Visual methods in researching the arts and inclusion: possibilities and dilemmasEthnography and Education , 2 (1), pp. 39-55. ISSN 1745-7823

Russell, L (2007) ‘Mentoring is not for you!: mentee voices on managing their mentoring experienceImproving Schools , 10 (1), pp. 41-52. ISSN 1365-4802

Thomson, P. and Russell, L. (2007) Mapping the alternatives to permanent exclusion York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

2006

Thomson, P., Hall, C. and Russell, L. (2006) ‘An arts project failed, censored or … ? A critical incident approach to artist–school partnershipsChanging English , 13 (1), pp. 29-44. ISSN 1358-684X

2005

Russell, L (2005) ‘It's a question of trust: balancing the relationship between students and teachers in ethnographic fieldworkQualitative Research , 5 (2), pp. 181-199. ISSN 1468-7941

Miller, H. and Russell, L. (2005) ‘The personal, professional and political in comparative ethnographic educational research’. In: Methodological issues and practices in ethnography. : Elsevier JAI. . ISBN 9780762312528

Research Degree Supervision

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development.

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