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Research Profile

Ms Cath Camps 

Position:Professional Doctorate Student
School:Social Sciences

Research Interests

  • Construction of student identity
  • Professional identities of teachers
  • Teacher identity and pedagogic practice
  • Transformative pedagogic practices
  • Oral History  

PhD Topic / Area

Thesis title: And shall Trelawney die? Not in my classroom!: an exploration of how the construction of Cornish identity affects the pedagogic practices of teachers who define as Cornish, within further and higher education in Cornwall.


Dr Gabrielle Ivinson

Dr Paul Chaney


Since 2001 Cath has worked both as a Manager and Teacher Educator in a number of Tertiary Colleges in the South West. Prior to this she lead a Training and Development team in a large public sector organisation. During her career in education she has contributed to a variety of Education programmes designed for practitioners working in a range of settings, including the military and Foundation Stages. Currently she leads a PGCE (PCET) programme.   

Working with professionals in a number of different sectors has always an important aspect to her role. This continues with an involvement with the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at the Truro locality where she is the Module Lead for a Unit entitled ‘Doctors as Teachers’ for Yr 4 medical students. She also offers another Unit to this Programme based on a longstanding interest in Oral History. This interest also sees her contributing to the FdA History, Heritage and Archaeology at Truro College with a Module entitled ‘Capturing Voices’.

Cath’s interest in the development of colleagues and processes has seen her act as an External Examiner and she is a member of the South West Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training team who are supporting new teacher educators in the Peninsula.

Cath is undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Education.