Dr Cath Gristy
Profiles

Dr Cath Gristy

Lecturer in Education Studies

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)

Role

Lecturer

Qualifications

My first degree wasa BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology
I have a secondary Science Post Graduate Certificate of Education
My Masters degree is an MA in Special Ecuation
Doctorate in Education thesis:- Life on the edge: the role played by school in the lives of young people from a rural community in the South West of England

Professional membership

I am a member of the British Education Research Association and the Society for Research into Higher Education

Roles on external bodies

I am a member of the management committee of a Pupil Referral Unit and a community Youth Club. I also co-convene a locality youth hub which supports leaders who work with children and young people.
I am a member of the Devon Community Fund grants panel.

Teaching interests

I teach on the BA Education Studies, the Bachelor of Education (BEd) and  the Masters in Education programmes. I also contribute to the Doctoral/Masters Social Research development programme.

Staff serving as external examiners

I am the external examiner of the BA Education Studies at Newcastle University

Research interests

I am interested in the following areas of research:
Education research in rural contexts
Inclusion and exclusion in school contexts
School transport
Supporting teachers engaged in school based research
The development of collaborative, co-operative ways of working and researching in education.

Research groups

  • PhD in Education
  • Professional Theory and Practice
  • VOYAGE: Rural and urban ageing and health inequalities

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Gristy CL 2014 'Engaging with and moving on from participatory research: a personal reflection' International Journal of Research and method in Education , DOI PEARL
Boyask RA, Rees T, Gristy C & Knowler H 2014 'Implications of localism in educational policy on the aspirations of young people in Cornwall' Social and Public Policy Review PEARL
Anderson J & Gristy C 2013 'Coaching of staff in schools: what can we learn from the new role of the Masters in Teaching and Learning in-school coach for schools and the higher education tutors working alongside them?' JOURNAL OF EDUCATION FOR TEACHING 39, (1) 107-122 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Gristy C 2012 'The central importance of peer relationships for student engagement and well being in a rural secondary school' Pastoral Care in Education , DOI PEARL
Chapters
Gristy CL 2014 'Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings: Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions' in White S Doing Educational Research in Rural Settings: Methodological issues, international perspectives and practical solutions London Routledge PEARL
Conference Papers
Gristy CL & Cutting R 2016 'Sustainability and Inclusion: Similar Discourse, Different Outcomes' ECER (European Conference for Education Research) 2016 Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers Dublin 22/08/2016 26/08/2016
Gristy CATH & Anderson J 2015 'Developing a Collaborative Research Group with Co-operative Schools: Exploring the Principles and Practicalities' British Education Research Association Annual Conference Queens University, Belfast 15/09/2015 18/09/2015 PEARL
Gristy CL 2015 'Stories from the School Bus: Being Heard and Spreading the Word through Deleuzian Assemblage' European Conference of Education Research (ECER) Budapest 08/09/2015 11/09/2015 PEARL
Gristy CL 2015 'Stories from the School Bus: Being Heard and Spreading the Word through Deleuzian Assemblage' International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry University of Illinois 20/05/2015 23/10/2015 PEARL
DeAmicis S, Crust G, Mikhail C, Davidson J, Gristy C, Cutting R, Consorte-McCrea A, Kosta K, Bessant S & Willmore C 2015 'Education for Sustainable Development: Towards the Sustainable University' Wyness L Education for Sustainable Development Plymouth, UK 08/01/2015 08/01/2015 Plymouth Plymouth University Publisher Site PEARL
Gristy CL 2014 'Exploring the experiences of lifelong learners and their journeys to school: a narrative study' ECER Porto 01/09/2014 05/09/2014
Gristy CL 2013 'The role of school in the lives of young people and their communities – a case study from a rural community in South West England' Education, Youth Poverty and Social Class Kinston University, London 22/11/2013 //0
Gristy CL 2013 'Research and rural communities:An engagement with ethics' ECER Cadiz, Spain 18/09/2013 21/09/2013
Gristy CL 2013 'Rural Schools Research Through Europe' Prague meeting Prague 28/06/2013 29/06/2013
Gristy CL 2013 'Research and rural communities: An engagement with ethics' ISFIRE Perth, WA 14/02/2013 16/02/2013
Gristy CL & Anderson J 0 'What have we learnt from the role of the MTL (Masters in Teaching and Learning) programme in–school coach for schools and the Higher Education staff working alongside them?' BERA Manchester 04/09/2012 06/09/2012 PEARL
Gristy CL 0 'The school bus: a facilitator and barrier to school attendance' Space, place and social justice in Education Manchester 13/07/2012 //0 PEARL
Gristy CL 0 'The school bus: a facilitator and barrier to school attendance' ECER Berlin 01/09/2011 //0 PEARL
Gristy C 0 'The social role of school in the lives of young people from a rural community in England' ECER Helsinki 01/09/2011 //0 PEARL
Gristy C, Boyask R, Smith H & McKay A 0 'Coherency, flexibility and connectedness in work-based learning: an action research study to evaluate, develop and disseminate innovations designed to enhance students' work-based learning' SRHE Newport 01/12/2010 //0 PEARL
Gristy C 0 'The role of School in young people's identities-Janine: a case study' Centre for Learner identity studies Annual Conference Southport 01/06/2010 //0 PEARL
Reports
Boyask RA, Gristy C, Murphy M, Waite S, Knowler H & Rea T 2009 The role of schooling in furthering the aspirations of and for young people in rural communities: Understanding contexts for educational change: A Research Report. Plymouth University of Plymouth
Campbell-Barr V, Georgeson, J, Gristy CL, Lavelle,M, Selbie & P 0 A critical engagement with the Common Assessment Framework system in the UK Symposium Report.