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Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Education and Community Studies at the University of Huddersfield and the REF Coordinator for The School of Education and Professional Development. I have worked at The University of Huddersfield since 2008. My teaching and research interests focus mainly on issues of social justice and education policy. At Aston University in Birmingham, I gained my ESRC funded PhD ‘Pupil Resistance to Their Schooling Experience’ before engaging in my post as a Research Fellow at The University of Nottingham within the School of Education. I have been Principal Investigator for a Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project that investigated young people’s experiences of working in the private sector.  I have also managed a longitudinal study concerning the experiences of NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) young people funded by The Leverhulme Trust. I have worked as a Senior Research Fellow exploring work-related learning for young people on E2E programs, a Joseph Rowntree Foundation funded project that mapped alternative education provision across two Midland Local Authority's and an ESRC project aimed at exploring themes of social and educational inclusion through the creative arts with primary age school children. More recently I have managed The Education and Training Consortium funded projects that aimed to explore the experiences of BME trainee teachers and the experiences of volunteer trainees in unpaid teaching employment. I have also worked on an internally funded project aimed at developing understandings regarding student retention. Currently I am working alongside Professor Helen Lomax on a RCUK funded project modelling landscpaes for resillient pollination services in the UK. Together we are responsible for exploring people's feelings of well-being in agricultural landscapes. I am also PI on a project evaluating critical assessment of ESF funded Welsh regional NEET intervention strategies, contributing to over ten years worth of expertise regarding working with NEET young people. 

Since 2007 I have been a leading member of the Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference organising team. I am a member of the Editorial board of the Ethnography and Education Journal and Deputy Editor for the Teaching in Lifelong Learning Journal. I have also acted as Guest Editor for the international peer reviewed Special Issue of Improving Schools on pupil voice. I have refereed a range of research funding applications for the ESRC and the Associative Research Program – CONICYT (The Ministry of Education, Chile).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Education policy
  • Poverty
  • Marginalised people
  • Issues of social justice
  • Key transition points
  • Ethnography
  • Participatory visual research methods
  • Social inclusion through the arts
  • Concepts of childhood and outdoor play 
  • Issues related to improving undergraduate student retention

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Research Output 2005 2019

Ethnography, Ethics and Ownership of Data

Russell, L. & Barley, R., 4 Jun 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ethnography.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ethnography
moral philosophy
everyday life
autonomy
expert
2 Citations (Scopus)

Participatory visual methods: exploring young people's identities, hopes and feelings

Barley, R. & Russell, L., 3 Apr 2019, In : Ethnography and Education. 14, 2, p. 223-241

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ethnography
everyday experience
refugee
everyday life
education

Competing power differentials in ethnographic writing: considerations when working with children and young people

Russell, L., Sep 2018, Ethnographic Writing. Jeffrey, B. & Russell, L. (eds.). E&E Publishing, p. 153-169 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ethnographic Writing

Jeffrey, B. (ed.) & Russell, L. (ed.), Sep 2018, E&E Publishing. 205 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ethnography: Doing research with young people outside of education and employment

Russell, L., 2018, SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications, (SAGE Research Methods Cases).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contribution

ethnography
education
participation
Group

Activities 2016 2018

  • 2 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

Ethnography and Education (Journal)

Lisa Russell (Reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

Doing Ethnography in Local Contexts: Dilemmas, Issues and Practices

Lisa Russell (Participant)
19 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference

Lisa Russell (Organiser), Bob Jeffrey (Organiser)
20 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Ethnography, Ethics and Ownership of Data

Lisa Russell (Speaker), Ruth Barley (Speaker)
13 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Ethnography: More Than the Written Field Note

Lisa Russell (Speaker)
19 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media