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Research Profile

  • Kay is a Senior Lecturer in Education, Children and Young People at the University of Northampton and a Senior Fellow of the HEA. She is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth programme and teaches on a number of undergraduate modules. Kay has a professional background in special educational needs, sexual health and widening participation.

  • Kay works on a number of undergraduate modules including:

    • Introduction to Childhood and Youth (Level 4)
    • Development, Health and Learning (Level 4)
    • Research Methods (Level 5)
    • Transitions for Children, Young People and Families (Level 5)
    • Dissertation (Level 6)
  • Her research interests include youth transitions, inequality and the concept of fateful moments and critical turning points. Her doctoral thesis examined the educational experiences of pregnant and mothering young women.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Kay Calver’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

    • Calver, K. and Michael-Fox, B. (forthcoming) Under pressure: representations of student suicide in higher education, Mortality.
    • Calver, K. and Michael-Fox, B. (forthcoming) Constructing the university student in British documentary television. In: Brooks, R. and O’Shea, S. (ed.) Reimagining the Higher Education Student, London: Routledge.
    • Calver, K. (2020) Transitions to motherhood: young women’s desire for respectability, responsibility and moral worth, Journal of Youth Studies, 23(8), 1071-1085 doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1655140
    • Calver, K. (2019) Sexuality and sexualisation. In W. Corsaro and J. Wearmouth, Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. London: Bloomsbury doi.org/10.5040/9781350996298.0021
    • Calver, K. (2019) Poverty. In W. Corsaro and J. Wearmouth, Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. London: Bloomsbury doi.org/10.5040/9781350996298.0019
    • Calver, K. (2019) Overview. In W. Corsaro and J. Wearmouth, Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies. London: Bloomsbury doi.org/10.5040/9781350996267.0005
    • Calver, K., Hall, F. and Wolstencroft, P. (2019) “You’re not like a real professor”: informalising and personalising support in UK higher education. Advance HE Teaching and Learning conference, University of Northumbria
    • Calver, K. and Hall, F. (2018) Using video feedback for summative assessments in higher education. Teaching and Learning Conference, University of Northampton
    • Brown, K. (2012) Crisis what crisis? Reasons for optimism about the 16-24 generation, A crisis for youth? Employment, education, political voice conference, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, Session Convenor (by invitation)
    • Brown, K. (2012) The educational decisions of pregnant girls and young mothers: opportunities and challenges, British Educational Research Association (BERA), University of Manchester
    • Brown, K. (2012) The educational experiences of pregnant girls and young mothers: an overview, Life Beyond the PhD, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor
    • Brown, K. (2012) A positive turning point? The educational experiences of pregnant girls and young mothers, British Education Studies Association (BESA), University of Hull
    • Brown, K. (2012) Teenage pregnancy: opportunity knocks?, Modern Girlhoods: Growing up in the 21st Century, Organised by Gender and Education Association (GEA) and British Sociological Association (BSA), Brunel University