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Cara Baer, Miss

Doctoral Teaching Assistant at University of Plymouth

Cara Baer is a PhD student, lecturer and researcher at the University of Plymouth (UK). She is also involved in the University of Plymouth’s Student Learning team as a member of the Writing Café. Her research interests are in equitable opportunities within higher education, including access to university and student experiences during their studies, particularly through a social justice lens. Cara’s doctoral study explores community inclusion for disabled adults through a participatory lens, to gain insight into participants’ perspectives and experiences of inclusion. The study intends to provide guidance for education and policy for the disabled community by learning from spaces outside of formal education, to support the development of more equitable and inclusive practices. The findings may also contribute towards deeper understandings of participatory work with disabled individuals, demonstrating how to navigate ethical tensions and encourage a space for excluded voices within research.

Cara Baer's contributions

Creating the conditions for inclusion: How the Writing Café is facilitating accessibility for disability through mutuality and empowerment

A new ecology of higher education: Disability, access, participation and belonging

Within higher education (HE) there are specific power dynamics that can be attributed to institutionalised intersectional inequality (for example lecturer-student hierarchy, social class and...

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Blog post13 Jan 2023