Cara Jardine

Teaching Fellow

Personal Statement

I am currently 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 I recently 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. 

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  1. Constructing and maintaining family in the context of imprisonment

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Meaningful digital health interventions: bridging digital divides via tailored design

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  3. Peter Scharff Smith, When the Innocent Are Punished: The Children of Imprisoned Parents

    Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

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  1. Libraries for All? Libraries, social inequalities and activism in Scotland

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

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Cara Jardine

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