The University of Newcastle, Australia

Visiting Scholar: Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Experiences of staff and students with caring responsibilities will be investigated later this month when Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau visits the University of Newcastle (UON).

Marie-Pierre Moreau is Reader in sociology of education and Director of the Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education (RISE) research centre, School of Education, University of Roehampton.

Her research is at the nexus of education, work and equality issues, with specific reference to gender. She has particular interest in how gender, social class and ethnicity shape people's lives and in individuals' discursive construction of equality matters. Her research currently focuses on two areas:

  • teachers' identities and careers, with specific reference to gender,
  • the place of care and carers in academia.

Prior to joining the University of Roehampton in 2013, Dr Moreau worked in a range of research settings in France and Italy, as well as at the Institute for Policy Studies in Education, London Metropolitan University, and at the University of Bedfordshire.

She is the author of numerous publications that explore gender issues in the teaching profession, the place of care in academia, and gender in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

During her time at UON, Dr Moreau will deliver a seminar on Thursday 27 April from 1-2pm in HB13 to explore how university policies and care regimes shape the experiences of academic staff with caring responsibilities.

Eventbrite - The Place of Care and Carers in Academia

Dr Moreau is visiting UON as part of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education's (CEEHE) Visiting Scholars program.

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