Cara Jardine

Teaching Fellow

Personal Statement

I am currently a Teaching Associate in social work.  Prior to this I was a research associate on an ESRC funded information poverty study, exploring how public information providers can better support young first time mothers from marginalised communities.  This project reflects my research interests in relationships, young people and social inclusion, established over the course of my previous role as a research assistant with the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre and my doctoral research, which was completed at the University of Edinburgh.  My PhD research utilised ethnographic observation and unstructured, qualitative interviews with men in women in prison, family members in the community and relevant professionals to examine the impact of imprisonment on these relationships and the implications for future outcomes for both the family and the criminal justice system.  I am particularly interested in reflexivity and innovative, creative and collaborative research methods. 

Cara Jardine

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