Associate Professor of Education, University of Suffolk
Clare Gartland is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Suffolk. Her research focuses on equity and social justice in education and she has worked extensively in the field of widening access to HE. Clare’s research interests include exploring ways to support progression amongst currently underrepresented groups and she has worked with many different organisations, including Cambridge University, Bristol University, NEACO, the QAA, EngineeringUK, and the Royal Academy of Engineering, in identifying effective strategies in supporting these young people. Clare was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship in 2015 which enabled her to study student ambassador’s contribution to STEM university outreach in the USA, building on her PhD study of student ambassadors’ contribution WP in the UK. Clare’s publications include a monograph, book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles. Her Journal article about the role of BTEC courses and post 16 colleges in supporting progression to HE, for the Journal of Education and Training, won the Emerald Literati 2019 Highly Commended Paper award.