Hannah Ruth Mccarthy

Hannah Ruth Mccarthy


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Since September of 2020 I have worked as a Post-Graduate Researcher within the Manchester Institute of Education.

Prior to this I obtained a Distinction within my MA in Education and I have over 6 years experience within the English Further Education sector, acting as a manager at two General FE colleges with over 800 students in each department. As part of my roles within FE, I have been responsible for the managment of over 20 staff and 30 courses ranging from Level 1 to Level 4.

My thesis research focuses upon the Further Education Sector in England, using the thinking tools of Pierre Bourdieu to interrogate the relationship between policy intervention and professional identities amongst practitioners and leaders.

Most recently, I have undertaken research into Quality Management systems used within the Further Education context with a view to feeding into national debate. My research also focuses on reform to the FE sector, notably the T-Levels, and how this feeds into broader economic policy and themes surrounding post-industial decline, regional inequalities and wealth distribution.

As an Associate Lecturer within the Manchester Institute of Education, I lecture and support students on the following modules within the MA in International Education:

EDUC70262 Employability in Education

Dissertation Supervision

I am currently acting as Course Leader for the EDUC70262 module for the 21-22 cohort.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education, Exploring the changing role of the FE teacher under conditions of Neo-Liberal Policy Reform through policy analysis, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)

Award Date: 23 Jul 2020

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General)


  • Further Education
  • Policy Evaluation
  • T-Levels
  • Bourdieu


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