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I am a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology. My approach is socio-cultural, I think we can not separate individuals and their emotions and actions from the contexts in which they live. This means my research has typically been ethnographic, combining observations, interviews and document analysis to understand the lives of children and young people. I am interested in the ways in which community membership shapes identities.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Socio-cultural explanations for human behaviour with a particular focus on learning and development
  • Student transition into Higher Education
  • Communities of Practice theory to understand the relationship between identities and community participation
  • Care leavers' transition

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
Child Care
Professional Practice
Social Environment
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
document analysis
research focus

Exploring care leavers’ journeys through care

Golding, B., Turner, L., Percy-Smith, B., Raikes, B., Gallagher, B., Molloy, J. & Bluff, B., 2017

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


Researching educational transition using ethnography

Turner, L. & Tobbell, J., 2017, SAGE Research Methods Cases. SAGE Publications

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

Open Access
educational research
data analysis