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Kate Bancroft

About Kate Bancroft

Kate is a lecturer and acting Course Leader of the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies course.

Kate’s background is in secondary school Physical Education teaching. Across her seven-year career as a teacher she was also a Pastoral Leader, Head of Department, Head of Faculty and an Assistant Headteacher and worked in four different secondary schools across Leeds, Halifax and Bradford. She joined the Carnegie School of Education as a lecturer in September 2017.

Current Teaching

  • Children, Crime and Social Justice – Level 6 and Masters level
  • LGBT Children and Young People – Level 6
  • Child Psychology – Level 4
  • The Academic Self – Level 4
  • Development and Childhood – Level 4

Research Interests

Kate is currently undertaking a doctorate in the experiences of school age transgender children as they transition socially and medically. She is looking at how they are using social media as a platform for networking and social support, with a particular focus on online identity and self-disclosure.

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