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I am fascinated by questions that focus on the meetings/collisions/entanglements of policy and sex, as well as issues such as gender, bodies and relationships that are often deeply personal. The majority of my academic work in this field has focused on policy making practices at English primary schools around relationships and sex education: my PhD thesis employs educational and political approaches to analyse how school-based policy makers navigate the landscape - including national policy - to create RSE policies. More broadly, I interrogate what and how we value in education for children and young people, and how school leaderships can support young people's explorations as sexual and gendered subjects and knowers. My research orientation stems from a long stint as a sexual and reproductive health and rights advocate, which instilled in me a critical orientation toward power, justice, agency and structure.
I am a qualitative researcher with a deep commitment to ethical research practice. I would like to advance participatory action research and other methodologies that recognize diverse knowledges and contributions. I aim to enable community partners to conceptualise and achieve their own objectives while participating in research.
I am currently working full-time on a three-year mixed methods comparative study on the linkages between education and environmental, epistemic and transitional justice in Nepal, Peru and Uganda. The project website can be found here.
Critical Policy Studies, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bristol
1 Sep 2013 → 12 May 2019
Award Date: 7 May 2019
Social Work, Master of Research, University of Bristol
1 Sep 2012 → 30 Jun 2013
Award Date: 31 Jul 2013
Health and Population, Master in Science, London School of Economics
5 Sep 2007 → 31 Jul 2009
Award Date: 31 Jul 2009
Communication, Bachelor of Arts, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby
1 Sep 2000 → 30 Jun 2004
Award Date: 30 Jun 2004
- LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
- LB1501 Primary Education
- HT Communities. Classes. Races
- HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
- HM Sociology
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JustEd: Education as and for the Environmental, Epistemic and Transitional Justice to Enable Sustainable Development
1/02/20 → 30/04/23
Project: Research council
Balarin, M., Paudel, M., Sarmiento, P., Singh, G. B. & Wilder, R., 12 Sep 2021, p. 1-19, 19 p.
Research output: Working paper / Preprint › Discussion paperOpen Access
Wilder, R., 1 Feb 2018, In: Health Education Journal. 77, 1, p. 30-42 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review