Ms Claudia Blandon

Ms Claudia Blandon

Research Assistant

SERIO - Research Impact and Partnerships (Research & Innovation)


Research Assistant


M.A. International Human Rights Law (2008-2010), American University in Cairo, Egypt

Thesis topic: Legal Evolutions &Legacies: The Saharawi & Self-determination. Fieldwork in five refugee camps in the Algerian Sahara  

Graduate Diploma in Migration & Refugee Studies (2008), American University in Cairo, Egypt

B.A. Sociology & Anthropology (1998-2002), Florida International University, Miami USA

Research interests

My Research interests are mainly in human rights, right to education, inclusion, migration and outdoor education. 

Other research

2010: Conducted qualitative research in five refugee camps in Southern Algeria

2013: Qualitative needs assessment of female asylum seekers in Plymouth

2013: Conducted fieldwork in a project with Spanish-speaking migrants in the south west of England. 

Key publications are highlighted

Quinn J, Blandon C & Batson A 2019 'Living Beyond Words: post-human reflections on making music with post-verbal people' Arts and Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice , DOI PEARL
Quinn J & Blandon C 2017 'The potential for lifelong learning in dementia: a post-humanist exploration' International Journal of Lifelong Education 1-17 , DOI PEARL
Blandon CM, Tyrrell N & Guijarro Fuentes P 2014 'Intergenerational language practices: a case study of Spanish-speaking families in Britain' Applied Linguistics Review 5 5, 305-325
Conference Papers
Blandon CM, Quinn J & Waite S 2014 'Under the open sky: Supporting young people´s well-being through outdoor experiences in formal and non-formal education-European perspectives'
Waite SJ, Parkinson G, Blackwell I, Martignetti D, Blandon C & Moyeed R 2015 What do children learn when camping?: perceptions of parents, children and teachers.
Waite SJ, Blandon C & Quinn J 2014 Long term impacts of the Young Champion Experience with Exmoor National Park Authority.
Blandon CM & Quinn J 2014 Feeling their way: women and children using music to navigate transitions form domestic violence.
Blandon CM & Quinn J 2014 The Power of Songs: and Evaluation of Plymouth Music Zone’s Keepsinging Keepsake’ Project.
Other Publications
Blandon CM 2014 Book Review: Cross-cultural perspectives on early childhood, Edited by Theodora Papatheodorou and Janet Moyles, 2012, London: Sage,. 0 0

Additional information

Member of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education & Experiential Learning (EOE Network)