Dr Chloe O'Donnell
Research Assistant, CASCADE
My main research interests are around marginalized children and young people, which has seen me focus on looked-after children for both my Master’s degree and PhD, within the context of education and sport. I have a particular interest in promoting youth voice within research and I have assisted on a national research project commissioned by the third sector that sought looked-after young people’s perceptions of being in care. My current role as a research associate at CASCADE focuses on the broader context of children’s social care. Specifically, I am involved in research that will contribute towards the development of a new What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care, funded by the Department for Education.
2018: PhD. ‘Exploring the PE and school sport experiences of looked-after children and young people’. Loughborough University.
2014: MSc (by Research). ‘Looked-after children and educational trajectories’. University of Gloucestershire.
2012: BSc (Hons) First Class. Sports Education and Sports Development. University of Gloucestershire.
Honours and awards
2012: ‘Alan Patrick Memorial Award’ for the best academic performance within the School of Sport and Exercise, University of Gloucestershire.
2012: ‘Best Overall Performance on an Undergraduate Programme’ Award, University of Gloucestershire.