Staff Profiles

Dr Carol Brown

DPhil (Oxon), MSc Social Studies (Oxon), BSc (Hons) Psychology (Lond), CPsychol, AFBPsS, DipSw, QTS,

Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education. Faculty Ethics Officer

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Carol Brown

Phone number: 01865 488576


Location: A1.06

Carol Brown is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Education and the HSS Faculty Research Ethics Officer. She is a Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

She is Research Group Lead for the Inclusion and Wellbeing research group in the School of Education.

Her academic background is in psychology. She holds a DPhil (Oxford), MSc (Oxford), BSc (Lond) and professionally is both a qualified teacher (QTS) and social worker (DipSw), having previously spent 15 years teaching A-level psychology. She sits on the BPS Psychology of Education Section committee.

Her research focuses on the psychology of education; principally achievement motivation, outcomes and identity in A-level students.

She also has an interest in the application of ethics to educational research.

Carol has expereince of publishing a range of research involving mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative analyses but her principle focus is quantitative analyses especially involving large datasets.

Her current projects involves investigating the role of socio-economic status and gender in A-level achievement. A Research Excellence Award has been made for 2020-22 examining the links between A-levels and identity. Her forthcoming book focuses on ethical dilemmas in educational research.

Carol has been previously employed on a number of large scale research projects including an SSAT project on the under achievement of White Working Class boys, the predictability of Irish examinations, GCSE's as world class qualifications and an Ofqual project examining the impact of modular and linear GCSE's.