Caroline Lohmann-Hancock

Dr Caroline Lohmann-Hancock BA, MA, DMSIAD, Dip AD, EdD, HEA

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Programme Manager: MA Equity and Diversity in Society
  • Institute Manager of Research Degrees
  • Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities

Tel: +44 (0) 01267 676674
E-mail: C.lohmann-hancock@uwtsd.ac.uk



Senior Lecturer

Institute Manager of Research Degrees

  • Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities
  • MA Equity and Diversity in Society

Programme Director for:

  • MA Equity and Diversity in Society

Responsible within the Discipline:

  • PhD Supervisor
  • PhD Internal Examiner
  • Admissions Tutor (For programme indicated above)
  • Student References (For programme indicated above)
  • Personal Tutor (For programme indicated above)
  • Marketing for the Discipline

Responsible within the Faculty:

  • Member of Research Committee - Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities
  • Member of the Marketing Committee - Yr Athrofa: Institute of Education and Humanities

Responsible within the University:

  • Member of the Research Degrees Committee
  • Member of Research Degrees Admissions Committee
  • Member of the Harmony Institute Working Group

Caroline has worked with a range of groups to support equality, equity and inclusion in society, these include:

  • Adults with specific learning needs
  • Young offenders
  • Individuals on Probation
  • Those at risk of domestic abuse
  • Adult learners
  • School Managers

Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of HEA (SFHEA)
  • Doctorate in Education (EdD) - Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
  • Social and Cultural Theory (Distinction) (MA)
  • Education (MA)
  • Education (Hons) with QTS (1st Class Honours) (BA)
  • E-Moderating Course (Masters 10 credit) University of Glamorgan
  • Camu at y Gymraeg: Foundation Welsh: UWTSD (level 4 – 60 credits)
  • Camu at y Gymraeg: Intermediate Welsh UWTSD (level 4 – 60 credits)
  • NVQ 2 Advocacy
  • DMSIAD (Member of the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers)
  • Diploma Art and Design
  • International Professional Development Associate (IPDA)
  • Wales Journal of Education (WJE)
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA (SFHEA)
  • British Sociological Association (BSA)

Sociology:

  • Focusing on sociology, education and exclusion focusing on poverty, identity and cultural and social representations in the media.
    • Sustainability and Social Inclusion
    • Individuals and Groups in Society
    • The Landscape of Social Inclusion (Sociological Theories)
    • Equality and Diversity: Power and Social (Re)production of Inequality

Education:

  • Focusing on reproduction of inequality through education, lifelong learning and creativity.
  • The Changing World of Education Learning Knowledge
  • Education Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Culture, Identity & Education
  • Learning in an Inclusive Environment

Lifelong Learning:

  • Individual and Community Development
  • Research Methods:
  • At undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Understanding Research Methods
  • Researching and Reflecting upon Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Dissertations and Study Skills:

  • Undergraduate
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Dissertation Supervision
  • Postgraduate
  • Dissertation: Social Inclusion

PhD/MPhil

  • Level 7 Dissertation Supervision
  • Doctoral Level supervision

I have a broad interest in education, learning and teaching, online learning and offender learning.  Within the context of social exclusion, issues such as perceptions of poverty, vulnerable and excluded groups and the role of media in stereotyping and prejudice.

My research focuses on individuals and groups who are or at risk of exclusion by giving them a voice through personal narratives. Historically within ethnographic research there has been a tradition of hearing the ‘stories of people who occupy subordinate social positions’ in society through the ‘development of personal narratives analysis’; this allows for an understanding of how human agency and selfhood are constructed within a variety of contexts e.g. gender, class, education, disability and poverty (Maines et al, 2008). 

Research within this frame is far from a voyeuristic endeavour, rather it aims to reveal knowledge and develop an understanding for the social actor and the researcher; this in turn allows for strategies for change to be considered. From this perspective, my research explores subjective experience but at the same time seeks to understand the structures within which social actors live their lives (O’Reilly, 2012). I have undertaken a range of research projects which have focused on:

  • Early education experience and its impact upon offender learning, adult offender learning within both probation and prison environments.
  • Student perception of a primary education studies degree.
  • Using technology enhanced learning and computer literacy with vulnerable groups and at HE.
  • Audit of welsh medium and bilingual early years provision for the Welsh language board.
  • Children with a family member in prison.
  • Bilingualism and babies: evaluative report to Welsh language board.
  • Giving children and young people with a disability a voice.

My current research:

  • Raising Awareness and Changing Attitudes with Young People about Violence against Women and Domestic Abuse.
  • Evaluation of the Co-creating Healthy Change Portfolio in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
  • Do older (over 60 years) and younger (11-25 years) people talk about and perceive people who are poor differently?
    - Are these opinions formed on the basis of different sources of information and experience?
  • Student Attitudes towards the Role, function and Purpose of Health Care within the NHS.
  • Changing Futures’ Expectations, Aspirations and Future Employment: Student Perceptions of Education Studies Degrees.
  • The Changing Representations of Gender Roles in Vogue (UK) from 1954 to 2012: Goffman Revisited.

Reference List:

  • O’Reilly, K (2012) Ethnographic Methods, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
  • Maines, MJ, Pierce, JL and Laslett B (2008) Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Programme Development/Validation:

I have been involved and led on many Programme Validations for the University and ensure that Quality Assurance issues are addressed.

Supervision PhD/MPhil:

11 PhD/MPhil students

  • 5 lead supervisor
  • 6 supervisor

I also deliver staff training for new Supervisors, Internal Examiners and Exam Chairs

In addition I also deliver a range of training sessions for PhD/Research Degree Students e.g. ‘Your PhD Viva’; Literature Views; and data collection.

PhD/MPhil Examining:

  • 2 students - PhD Viva – Internal Examiner
  • 5 students - MPhil/PhD Upgrades
  • 4 students - MPhil/PhD Upgrades (Chair)
  • 3 students - PhD Viva (Chair)

HEA Mentor

  • HEA Mentor

External Peer Reviewer:

  • Professional Development in Education, Routledge, Taylor and Francis
  • Youth and Society Sage Publishers
  • The Journal of Social Studies Research
  • Book Reviewer for Open University Press, McGraw-Hill Education
  • British Education Research Journal (BERJ)
  • International Peer Reviewer for Grant Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada
  • British Educational Studies Associate (BESA)
  • Book reviewer for Routledge, Taylor and Francis
  • Information and Media Literacy (Informing Science Press)
  • Teaching and Teacher Education category within Elsevier Publishing.
  • Peer Reviewer for Book Proposals for Sage Publications
  • BERA papers in Special Interest Groups including Creativity, Social Justice and Research Methodology

External Examining:

  • FdA Teaching and Learning Support for Primary Teacher Assistants, Lancaster University (Blackburn)
  • BA Social Care/FdA Social Care, Lancaster University (Blackburn)
  • Foundation Degree in Social Care St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.
  • Foundation Degree in Integrated Services St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.
  • BA Education Studies Degree Durham University

Validation and Review Panels:

External Universities –Validator/Examiner/Assessor:

  • BA Children and Youth - University of Northampton.
  • BA Joint Honours Education Studies - University of Northampton.
  • BA Children, Young People and Families - York St John University
  • (Valuator) for BA (Hons) Early Years Childhood Studies and Education - University of Portsmouth

Internal Adviser/Validator and Review Panels UWTSD

  • HND/C Electrical & Elctronic Engineering/HNC Power Systems Engineering/HNC Instrumentation Engineering (Pembrokeshire College)
  • BSc Public Health
  • BA (Hons) Theology Graduate Diploma Theology (Newbold University, Berkshire)
  • MA Theology (Newbold University, Berkshire)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Mission (Newbold University, Berkshire)
  • BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing for Coleg Sir Gâr
  • FdA Film & TV Portfolio
  • MArts Sonic Arts (IUWTSD)

Member of working group developing the EdD programme

  • Internal Reader: Primary PGCE (UWTSD)
  • BA Counselling Skills and Interdisciplinary Studies (UWTSD)
  • Major Review/Validation in English (UWTSD)
  • PGCE Primary (UWTSD)
  • BA Philosophy (UWTSD)
  • BA Sonic Art (UWTSD)
  • BSc Motion Capture (UWTSD)

Member of the Programme Validation, Monitoring and Review Processes Working Group (PVMRPWG) UWTSD

Linked programmes (UWTSD)

  • BA (Single Honours) Philosophy
  • BA (Single Honours) Ethical and Political Studies
  • BA (Combined) Philosophy, Religion and Applied Psychology
  • BA (Combined) Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
  • BA (Combined) Religion, Theology and Ethics
  • BA (Combined) Religion, Ethics and Applied Psychology
  • BA (Combined) Religion, Theology and Philosophy
  • BA (Combined) Theology, Religion and Applied Psychology
  • BA (Combined) Theology, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Graduate Diploma in Philosophy (UWTSD)
  • MRes in Contemporary Philosophy (UWTSD)

Member of Panel of Enquiry

Member of the Validation and Audit Standing Panel (VASP) (UWTSD) for MA Management TCC.

  • BA Professional Educational Studies (Primary): Trinity College

General Professional Experience:

  • Member of the UWTSD Ethics Committee
  • Member of yr Athrofa Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the UWTSD Postgraduate Student Researcher Journal
  • Chair of the Faculty Ethics Committee
  • Member of the Research Degrees Committee
  • Mentor of HEA Applicants
  • Member of the Editorial Board for the UWTSD Student Researcher
  • Panel Member/Chair for Youth Offending Probation Service Carmarthenshire
  • Mentor for ‘Women in Universities Mentoring Scheme’ WUMs
  • Member of the Faculty of Education and Communities Ethics and Research Sub-Committee
  • Member of Faculty Board (As Chair of Marketing Sub-Committee)
  • Chair of Faculty of Education and Communities Marketing Sub-Committee
  • Mentor for Staff Member undertaking PG Cert HE
  • University Ethics Committee
  • Marketing and Website coordinator for School of Social Justice and Inclusion
  • Member of the Academic Appeals Boards for University of Wales: Trinity Saint David
  • Recognition of Prior and Experiential Learning (RPEL) Board 
  • Member of Research Degrees Admissions Committee University of Wales: Trinity Saint David
  • Member of Research Degrees Summer School Group University of Wales: Trinity Saint David
  • Member of Research Degrees Committee University of Wales: Trinity Saint David
  • Member of Faculty Board (Faculty of Education and Training)
  • Widening Access Coordinator for the School of Education Studies and Social Inclusion
  • Language Scheme Working Group – Faculty of Education representative
  • Member of the International Education and Collaborative Provision Committee
  • Working with Adults with learning difficulties: Drama and Art workshops and adults with learning difficulties: as an aid to communication
  • Early years practitioners the Welsh language (support)
  • Development of a Master’s Programme in Inclusive Studies
  • Research for Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Developing co-constructivist teaching/learning with offenders on basic skills programmes linked to their probation orders.
  • Adults with Learning Disabilities and Transition to paid or valued work. Attitudes and aspirations.
  • Dyfed-Powys Probation Area: Assessing and designing the Basic Skills Innovations to support offenders with basic literacy and numeracy
  • BSA. Supporting a Welsh Language Project: Welsh and the Under 5’s Curriculum
  • BSA. Basic Skills Agency’s Scoping Exercise: Training Needs of Classroom Assistants and Voluntary Helpers within Literacy and Numeracy
  • PLSU: Prison Education Service Project: Literacy Projects Wales
  • Apel Co-ordinator for Schools of Education Studies and Early Years Education
  • Course Coordinator for Masters Programmes within the School of Education Studies and Social Inclusion
  • Literacy and Numeracy Needs within the Prison Population
  • Responsible for International Studies within School
  • Looking at educational issues relating to pupils with a family member, who is or, has been in prison
  • Links between family background/support and students attitude to undergraduate education
  • Links between Drama and English curriculum for school age children
  • Senior Lecturer at University of Wales: Trinity Saint David
  • Supply teacher in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire
  • Project Co-ordinator: Word in the Community 1995 UK Year of Literature and Writing
  • Abernant CP Primary School, Carmarthenshire: Responsibility for Art Curriculum and ICT at KS1 & KS 2
  • Freelance Graphic Designer and Project Co-ordinator
  • Working for various organisations supporting Special Educational Needs
  • Project co-ordinator and graphic-designer for a variety of organisations
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Welton, N (2019) HAFAN Youth Engagement Project (Funded)
  • Welton, N. & Lohmann-Hancock, C. (2019) UNCRC Jersey Government (Funded)
  • Welton, N & Lohmann-Hancock, C (Ongoing) Spectrum Project Evaluation 2018/19: Education through Delivering Context Appropriate Education on Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Funded).
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Welton, N (Ongoing) Evaluation/Research Project RCT ‘Big Lottery funding for HAPI’, 4 ½ year project £20K (Funded).
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Marshall, J (Ongoing) Late Identification of Learning Needs for Mature Students at University: The Impact upon Personal Representations and the Learning Journey (UWTSD)
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Welton, N (Ongoing) Hafan Police Commissioner Dyfed—Powys,
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P, (Ongoing) Perceptions of Youth Offending Panels: Response from Practitioners’ and Panel Members. YOS
  • Welton, N, Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (Ongoing) Raising Awareness and Changing Attitudes with Young People about Violence against Women and Domestic Abuse: Hafan (Funded)
  • Welton, N, Lohmann-Hancock, C, (Ongoing) UNCRC training across Wales: Welsh Government (Funded)
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Hughes, CU (2016) ‘Evaluation of ‘Hafal Let’s Talk Project’, (Funded) - Completed

Book Proposal Stage

  • Planning Stage: Morgan, P, Lohmann-Hancock, C., & Welton, N., A Reader in Advocacy Studies, Seeking Publisher.

Conference Papers and Articles – Current being Developed:

  • Lohmann-Hancock, C (2019) ‘Ethics Creep’ in the Social Sciences and Education: Ensuring Ethical Practice, Swansea: Nexus Conference – to be delivered July 2019
  • Marshall, J & Lohmann-Hancock, C (2019) Late diagnosis of specific learning needs: managing identity and engagement in HE, Swansea: Nexus Conference – to be delivered July 2019
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C, Welton, N & Morgan, P (2019) Developing a Pedagogical Model of ‘Individual Power and Control’ to Evaluate Pupils Engagement with Context Appropriate Education on Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, to be Submitted
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C, & Welton, N (2019) Policy in to Practice: Wales Position on Children’s Rights and the implications for practice within Youth Justice within Wales, to be submitted.

Research Publications:

  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (2019) ‘The uncertainty of students from a widening access context undertaking an integrated master’s degree in social studies’, Practice: Contemporary Issues in Practitioner Education, pp. 1-15. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25783858.2019.1659629
  • Jones, K, Angelle, P and Lohmann-Hancock, C (2019) ‘Local Implementation of National Policy:  Social Justice Perspectives from the USA, India, and Wales’ chapter in Torrance D (Ed) (2019) Cultures of Social Justice Leadership: An Intercultural Context of Schools, London/USA: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Welton, N (2020) ‘Reflections upon Education for Sustainability: Supporting Students’ Knowledge, Understanding and Practice’ chapter in ‘ Academic Papers from the Lampeter Harmony Conference, Lampeter: Sophia Centre Press in partnership with UWTSD. (Peer Reviewed).
  • Lohmann-Hancock (2017) Meritocracy and Social Mobility in HE, HEA Pedagogies of Social Mobility Summit Key Note Speaker, 13 June 2017.
  • Lohmann-Hancock C & Welton N (2017) ‘Reflections upon Education for Sustainability: Supporting Student’s Knowledge, Understanding and Practice’, Harmony Conference Paper.
  • Lohmann-Hancock C & Morgan, P (2017) ‘Exploring the Learning Journeys of Non-Traditional Students: Retention and Progression in a Challenging World’, BSA Annual Conference, Manchester, British Sociological Association.
  • Welton, N, Lohmann-Hancock, C, & Morgan, P, (2016) ‘Power and Control in Relationships: Responding to the Needs of Pupils in Compulsory Education through Delivering Context Appropriate Education on Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence,  BERA Annual Conference, Leeds
  • Griffiths, H & Lohmann-Hancock, C (2016) ‘Much More than Just and English Class: The Journey to Inclusion and Empowerment of here Female Immigrants in Wales, BERA Annual Conference, Leeds
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (2016) ‘The Uncertainty of Undertaking an Integrated Master’s Degree and its Potential Impact on a Student’s Identity and Anticipated Life Course Trajectory’ BSA Annual Conference, Birmingham, British Sociological Association.
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C (2015) ‘Meritocracy and Social Mobility through Education: An Obtainable Aspiration or Political Myth’, BESA Annual Conference.
  • Lohmann-Hancock, C, Welton, N & Morgan, P (2015) “We Need Educating!” The Role of Education in Empowering Young People and Educators about Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence, Wiserd Annual
  • Davies, SMB, Lohmann-Hancock, C & Welton, N, Sutton, L, McKnight, G, Fletcher- Miles, J, Jones, S, Williams, D  and Marshall, J (2014) Perceptions of Poverty: A Study of the Impact of Age on Opinions about Poverty, Carmarthen: Pennath.
  • Lohmann-Hancock C & Booth J (2014) ‘Uncertain Futures within a Risk Society - Expectations, Aspirations and Future Employment: Student Perceptions of Education Studies Degrees’, University of Wales Journal of Education Autumn 2014.
  • Lohmann-Hancock C (2014)Enhancing the Curriculum: The Place of Drugs Awareness in Education Studies’, Peer Reviewed Conference Paper, presented at the Annual BESA Glasgow ‘The politics of education studies: pedagogy, curriculum, policy’.
  • Welton N & Lohmann-Hancock C (2014) ‘Raising Awareness and Changing Attitudes with Young People about Violence against Women and Domestic Abuse’, Report Paper Wisard Cardiff.
  • Welton N & Lohmann-Hancock C (2014) ‘Raising awareness and changing attitudes with Young People about violence against women and domestic abuse’. WISERD 2014 Annual Conference, Aberystwyth.
  • Welton, N, Lohmann-Hancock, C & Cutmore, J (2014) An Evaluation Of The Spectrum Project: Report to Hafan Cymru, Carmarthen: UWTSD.
  • Lohmann-Hancock C & Booth J (2012) Changing Futures - Expectations, Aspirations and Future Employment: Student Perceptions of Education Studies Degrees, Peer Reviewed Conference Paper, presented at  the 8th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association (BESA) ‘Changing Futures’, University of Hull.
  • Lohmann-Hancock C & Davies S (2011) Enhancing Learning through Technology: Student Vidcasts to Enhance Student Learning and Employability: A Case Study, Peer Reviewed Conference Paper, UK HEA/JISC/ University of Hertfordshire’s Learning and Teaching Institute.
  • Lohmann-Hancock C & Ryder N (2011) Using Vidcasts/Screencasts/Podcasts to Enhance Student Learning Opportunities, London: Enhancement Academy (Ongoing).
  • Lohmann-Hancock C (2010) Enhancing Learning through Technology Using Vidcasts with Undergraduates, HEA
  • Lohmann-Hancock, (2008) ‘The Development of Information and Computer Literacy in Offenders: Assumptions and Opportunities’, chapter in Issues in Information and Media literacy, California, USA: Informing Science Institute.
  • Panel Member/Chair for Youth Offending Probation Service Carmarthenshire
  • West Wales Advocacy Forum Member