Dr Kate Thomas: My Brilliant Career – and other stories

Dr Kate CarruthersThomas is Research Fellow and Project Manager for the Athena SWAN project at Birmingham City University. Kate is an experienced higher education researcher and practitioner with specialisms in 'non-traditional learners', gender and LGBT equality, student transition and retention. Kate's doctoral research investigated dimensions of belonging for part-time, mature undergraduates in English higher education and was funded by a Higher Education Academy Mike Baker Doctoral Programme Award.


Photo credit: bitch flicks

 


My brilliant career - and other stories

Kate’s current research, titled Gender(s) At Work, investigates how gender shapes experiences of employment and career in higher education. This research is aligned with Kate’s involvement in the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all staff within the sector. In this presentation, Kate introduces and reports on her research, but also traces the choices and transitions within her own ‘career’; mapping experiences and ideas which have led her to challenge and critique the taken for granted in all her research. As a poet and cartoonist, Kate also shares some of her recent experiments with the poetic and the visual as ways to further explore and communicate her research findings.

  • Tuesday 3rd July
  • 17:00 pm 
  • Steven Langton Lecture Theatre

Dr Kate Carruthers Thomas is Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager for Athena SWAN at Birmingham City University, UK. Kate specialises in interdisciplinary enquiry into higher education, gender and inequalities and has a particular interest in social geography and spatial research methods. Between 2007-2014, Kate was the national convenor of the UALL (Universities Association for Lifelong Learning) Women in Lifelong Learning network. She is currently Co-convenor of the SRHE Access and Widening Participation Network.

This lecture is free to attend but prior booking is essential

The talk will be followed by a wine reception.

To get your tickets click here

More Events

July 2019

October 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

June 2017

May 2017

March 2017

First MaDs Club Network Meeting

University of Lincoln Minerva Building Room MB3606

International Women’s Day 2017

Stephen Langton Building, University of Lincoln

February 2017

January 2017

Eleanor Glanville Centre Open House

Joseph Banks Laboratories Board Room (JBL3C01)

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

June 2016