Head of School, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queens University, Belfast
8 Jan 2021
Professor Carl Bagley is Head of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast where he holds a Chair in Educational Sociology. He studied for a BSc (Hons) in Sociology and Politics at the University of Bradford before training as a Community Worker at the University of Swansea where he obtained a Diploma in Applied Social Studies and a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW). He subsequently worked as a community-based anti-racist strategist for Leeds Local Education Authority where he gained JNC recognition as a qualified youth and community worker. He has held research posts at the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and the Open University (where he obtained his PhD) and previously held a Senior Lectureship in Sociology at Staffordshire University, before Joining Durham University in 1999, obtaining a Chair in 2008 and serving as Head of the School of Education from 2013-2017. He has an extensive record of undertaking externally funded research as Principal Investigator and has published over 75 journal articles, co-authored 2 books and co-edited 4 in the fields of educational policy ethnography and critical arts-based research. He is currently undertaking a 3-year research project investigating the relationship between small rural schools and their communities in Northern Ireland. He is co-editor of the 2018 publication The Wiley Handbook of Educational Ethnography and Deputy Editor of the journal Ethnography and Education.