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Claire Birkenshaw

About Claire Birkenshaw

Claire is a Lecturer in Childhood and Education at the Carnegie School of Education.

After completing her Geography BSc at the University of Hull, Claire worked as a secondary school teacher in Hull. During her 26 years of secondary teaching she has worked in a number of secondary school settings across Hull. She has 14 years of senior leadership experince. Before leaving secondary teaching Claire was head of an Alternative Provision Academy.

Claire is interested in the inclusion of sexual and gender minority people in education and how this intersects with wellbing and academic outcomes. 

Current Teaching

Child Psychology
Sociology of Childhood
Health Promotion for Children and Families 

Research Interests

Understanding and enabling LGBTQ+ Inclusion in learning environments particularly gender diverse children and young people. 

Selected Publications

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