Dr Caroline Lohmann-Hancock

Dr Caroline Lohmann-Hancock EdD, MA SCT, MA Ed, BAEd (Hons) QTS, DMSIAD, Dip AD, Fellow of the HEA

Senior Lecturer

Carmarthen

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

Caroline Lohmann-Hancock

A variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the following degrees:

  • Coordinator for Postgraduate Studies
  • MPhil/PhD Supervisor
  • MA Equality and Diversity in Society (Programme Director)
  • BA Social Inclusion
  • BA Humanities and Education Studies (Minor)

Other responsibilities:

University

  • Member of the Validation and Audit Standing Panel (VASP)
  • Member of the Academic Appeals Boards

Faculty of Education and Communities

  • Chair of Faculty Marketing Sub-Committee
  • Member of Faculty Ethics and Research Sub-Committee
  • Member of Faculty Board

School of Social Justice and Inclusion

  • Programme Coordinator and Admissions for MA Equality & Diversity in Society
  • Admissions for MA Equality & Diversity in Society

I am a Senior Lecturer in the department, having joined the University in 1999 as a lecturer and researcher; I have worked in a variety of academic and voluntary settings which have focused on excluded groups, identity as well as learning/teaching.

My research interests are in the areas of social justice and exclusion, sociology, power and control in society, identity, offenders’ learning and the role of media, learning and teaching, the social reproduction of inequality and social media.

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.

  • Panel Member/Chair for Youth Offending Probation Service Carmarthenshire.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • British Sociological Association (BSA)
  • British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • British Educational Studies Association (BESA)

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
  • Director of Studies

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 (11-25years) 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.

  • 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.

Currently:

  • International Reviewer for Grant Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada
  • External Examiner for FdA Teaching and Learning Support for Primary Teacher Assistants, Lancaster University (Blackburn)
  • Reviewer for Grant Proposals for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada
  • Panel Member/Chair for Youth Offending Probation Service Carmarthenshire
  • Mentor for Staff Member undertaking PG Cert HE
  • Book reviewer for Routledge, Taylor and Francis
  • Peer Reviewer for Information and Media Literacy (Informing Science Press)
  • Peer Reviewer for the Teaching and Teacher Education category within Elsevier Publishing.
  • Peer Reviewer for book proposals for Sage Publications

Previously:

  • External Examiner for Foundation Degree in Social Care St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.
  • External Examiner for Foundation Degree in Integrated Services St Mary’s University College, Twickenham.
  • External Validation for BA Children and Youth, University of Northampton.
  • External Validation for BA Joint Honours Education Studies, University of Northampton.
  • External Validation BA Children, Young People and Families York St John University
  • External Assessor (Valuator) for BA (Hons) Early Years Childhood Studies and Education University of Portsmouth
  • External Examiner for BA Education Studies Degree Durham University
  • On preliminary validation panel for MA Management TCC.
  • On preliminary validation panel for BA Professional Educational Studies (Primary): Trinity College

I have undertaken a range of research projects which have focused on:

  • Hafan Spectrum Project: Hafan Cymru's youth education project ‘Spectrum’ aims to educate the youth of Wales about domestic abuse and its consequences.
  • Student perception of a primary education studies degree
  • Using technology enhanced learning and computer literacy with vulnerable groups and at HE
  • Early education experience and its impact upon offender learning, adult offender learning within both probation and prison environments
  • 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
  • Evaluation of the Co-creating Healthy Change Portfolio in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan

On-going research includes:

Welton, N, Lohmann-Hancock, C & Morgan, P (ongoing) Raising Awareness and Changing Attitudes with Young People about Violence against Women and Domestic Abuse: (Funded)

Lohmann-Hancock, C (ongoing) Using and Online Platform to Evaluation of the Co-creating Healthy Change Portfolio in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan. (Funded)

Lohmann-Hancock, C (ongoing) The Changing Representations of Gender Roles in Vogue (UK) from 1954 to 2014: Goffman Revisited

Lohmann-Hancock, C & Showell, I (ongoing) Transformation and New Beginnings: Adult Diagnosis of Specifically Learning Difficulties in HE.

 

Research Publications:

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 Conference

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 ReviewedConference 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

Lohmann-Hancock C (2010) Enhancing Learning through Technology Using Videcasts 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.

Lohmann-Hancock (2007) Basic Skills Education in the National Probation Service: a perspective from Dyfed-Powys, Cardiff: CU.

Lohmann-Hancock C (2007) Developing co-constructivist teaching/learning with offenders on basic skills programmes linked to their probation orders, Carmarthen: Welsh Probation Service.

Lohmann-Hancock C (2006) The influence of early educational experience on the practices of teaching and learning of basic skills for offenders: the impact of choice and establishing a need to learn, BERA (Peer reviewed annual conference paper)

Thomas T & Lohmann-Hancock C (2006) Giving Children and Young People with a Disability a Voice, Cerebra Annual Conference: Leeds Royal Infirmary:

BSA (2005) Basic Skills and Offenders: A Guide for Probation Staff, Cardiff: Basic Skills Agency.

BSA (2005) Teaching Basic Skills in the Probation Service: A Guide for Tutors, Cardiff: Basic Skills Agency.

WLB (2004) Audit of Welsh medium and bilingual early years provision, Cardiff: Welsh Language Board.

PLSU (2003) Prison Education Service Project: Literacy Projects Wales, London: PLSU.

BSA (2003) Basic Skills Agency’s Scoping Exercise: Training Needs of Classroom Assistants and Voluntary Helpers within Literacy and Numeracy, Unpublished consultation document

BSA (2002) Literacy and Numeracy Needs within the Prison Population, London: BSA.

WLB (2000) Bilingualism and Babies: Evaluative Report to Welsh Language Board, Cardiff: WLB. (with Rev Dr William Kay)

FPFSG (2001) ‘I didn’t Think Anyone Could Understand, Miss’ – a teacher training college, FPFSG: London

Lohmann-Hancock C (2001) Looking at Educational Issues Relating to Pupils with a Family Member Who is or Has been in Prison, London: Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Trust.

SCC (1995) 1995 UK Year of Literature and Writing, Swansea: Swansea County Council