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Carl Bagley, Professor

Head of School, School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen's University Belfast

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.

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