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Dr Caroline Wright

Dr Caroline Wright is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, where she has worked since 2002. Prior to that she was based in the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender also at Warwick. Her research and publications are centered around gender studies and development studies, and her current work is in the area of fair trade and ethical consumption. Her Reinvention Centre Fellowship stems from her role as Director of Undergraduate Studies in Sociology, a position she has held since 2005, and her work to reinvigorate the Professional Skills Programme, which is core for all Sociology first years.

Evaluating and Reinventing Sociology's Professional Skills Programme: Research Skills for First Years

This project seeks to evaluate the existing Professional Skills Programme (PSP) and its capacity to deliver: a) transferable, subject-specific and intellectual research skills; b) student reflexivity about research skill acquisition. It will also consider the scope for reinventing PSP to promote student-centred and student-initiated research skill acquisition. Students are involved in the design and implementation of the evaluation as well as in generating ideas for reinventing the Professional Skills Programme, including renaming it.