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Jodie Pennacchia, Dr

University of Birmingham

Dr Jodie Pennacchia is a researcher in the policy-sociology of education. She began her career working in learning support roles in mainstream and alternative schools, and has published work in the field of alternative education.

Jodie has undertaken applied research projects across the further education sector, including research to inform the development of the national retraining scheme in England.  Uniting her research is a concern with how organisational and policy arrangements in education shape the experiences of people from disadvantaged backgrounds and communities.

Jodie is currently a research fellow in the Department for Education and Social justice at the University of Birmingham, where she is working on an ESRC-funded study of processes and practices of governing in colleges of further education in the UK. She is also a lecturer in youth studies at Nottingham Trent University, teaching in the areas of social policy and social inclusion.

Jodie Pennacchia's contributions

Research Ethics Case Studies

BERA’s Research Ethics Case Studies series, edited by Jodie Pennacchia, presents illustrative case studies designed to complement BERA’s Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research, fourth...

Publication series