TRANSFORM-iN EDUCATION is coordinated by two researchers, Dr Perpetua Kirby and Dr Rebecca Webb, both ethnographers and qualitative researchers. They bring their experience of working within and outside education, together with over-lapping research interests, to collaborate for TRANSFORM-iN EDUCATION. They are both members of the Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY) and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR) at the University of Sussex.
Perpetua Kirby is a Research Associate and School Tutor at the University of Sussex and co-convenes a European Perspectives module on the BA in Childhood and Youth Studies. Before her doctorate, she researched children and young people's participation within different sectors, including social care, health and education. Her research interests are children's agency, democratic schooling and research using multimodal creative approaches.
Rebecca Webb is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Sussex. She currently co-leads an Masters degree and professional qualification in Early Years Education. She has been a teacher and local authority education adviser. Her research interests are in ideas of citizenship, democratic schooling, researching pedagogy and practice.