Staff Profiles

Dr Michele Paule

Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Education

School of History, Philosophy and Culture

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Michele Paule

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488497



Michele researches ways that ideas about gender and youth circulate in popular and institutional settings such as media texts and schools, and how these ideas shape young people’s views of themselves, their world and their imagined futures. She focuses on issues relating to girlhood and power, and is particularly interested in the ways in which such ideas are formed in the interstices between academic study and the public imaginary. She has been a pioneer in the combining of tradional research methods with digital methods that tap into young peoples' communicative pratices.

Before completing her doctorate Michele had a successful career in the Secondary education sector. She has led national teacher development programmes with regard to widening participation, and prior to that worked in a range of secondary schools. She was also a Lettrice at the University of Bari in Italy.

She undertakes consultancy work with NGOs, governments, and schools, with a focus on gender, equalities, and youth/media cultures. She has a strong commitent to widening participation in HE, and to the teaching/research nexus. She has held both ASKE and CETL teaching fellowships.