Kerry Vincent

Senior LecturerDr Kerry Vincent

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Internal Phone: 90350


Research Interests

Past roles have included classroom teacher, educational psychologist and university researcher. These have left me with a broad range of educational interests but they all centre on my passion for social justice and include:
• Inclusion/exclusion (how learning environments, schools and classrooms can be organized and managed so as to enhance the learning and well-being of all students)
• Learner ‘differences’ and how these are conceptualized and responded to within educational institutions. Particular interests include those related to gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality.
• Mental health and well-being and issues associated with ‘at-risk’ youth (truancy, exclusion, substance abuse, self-harming)
• Supporting pupils who are identified as having social, emotional or behavioural difficulties and those who are identified as having learning and/or developmental difficulties
• Teenage pregnancy, adolescent sexuality, and sex and relationship education
My doctoral research explored the educational inclusion/exclusion of pregnant and mothering schoolgirls.

Recent Publications

  • Vincent KA. (2012) Teenage Pregnancy, Motherhood and Education: Dealing with Difference. Stoke-on-Trent: Trentham.
  • Osler A. and Vincent K. (2003) Girls and Exclusion Rethinking the Agenda. Psychology Press. 201.
  • Gripton C. and Vincent K. (2020) Using small world toys for research: a method for gaining insight into children’s lived experiences of school. International Journal of Research & Method in Education : 1-16.
  • Vincent K. (2020) Closing the gap: supporting literacy through a computer‐assisted‐reading‐intervention. Support for Learning 35(1): 68-82.
  • Sales N. and Vincent K. (2018) Strengths and limitations of the Education, Health and Care plan process from a range of professional and family perspectives. British Journal of Special Education 45(1): 61-80.