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Speaker Biography

Jacqueline Stevenson

Jacqueline Stevenson is a Reader in Widening Participation at Leeds Metropolitan University. Much of her recent work has centred on issues around race, ethnicity and social class in relation to access to higher education and educational achievement and she has researched extensively with refugees and asylum seekers, members of ethnic minority communities, offenders and ex-offenders, young people leaving public care, those who are long-term unemployed, substance misusers and people who are homeless. Jacqueline is an experienced manager of research projects and has worked in partnership with a range of public sector, voluntary and community organisations including Aimhigher, Equal, Action on Access, C-SAP, ESCalate and the Higher Education Academy. Her research is primarily qualitative in focus and she has a particular interest in narrative research including story-telling and narrative inquiry.