Lecturer in Education, University of Sheffield
Caroline Hart has a range of active research interests related to the roles of education and health in human development, and has previously worked as a UN advisor on projects in Brazil and Panama in relation to child and youth aspirations, education and human development.
She spent two years as programme leader for the University of Cambridge's MPhil in Politics, Democracy and Democratic Education. Prior to moving into higher education she worked in secondary schools in England for over ten years. Beyond the UK she has worked in Malaysia, Italy and France.
Caroline is also Chair of the Children’s Thematic Group within the Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) and a member of the Centre for Studies in Childhood & Youth (University of Sheffield), the Institute for Health Promotion and Education, the British Sociological Association and the Forum for Youth Participation and Democracy (Cambridge). Her book Aspirations, Education and Social Justice: Applying Sen and Bourdieu was published by London, Bloomsbury in 2012.
Caroline holds a PhD and MPhil from the University of Cambridge, an MEd and PGCE from the University of Leeds, and a BA in Sociology (also from the University of Leeds).