Department of Education

Amanda Lyons

Doctoral Student

College Affiliation: St Edmund Hall

Amanda is a recipient of the Diverse Care Scholarship. Her doctoral research seeks to explore care-experienced young people’s concepts of a therapeutic foster care placement, focusing on how the young person perceives their environment and nature of the relationships within it. Amanda hopes to utilise an intersectional lens, examining if/how gender and ethnicity interact in order to shape if/how a fostering placement is perceived or experienced as ‘therapeutic’.

Amanda holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Leeds (UK) and an MPhil in Criminal Justice and Criminology from the University of Oxford (UK). As such, Amanda is passionate about enabling care-experienced young people to disrupt the routes between the local authority care and criminal justice system.

Thesis

Exploring concepts of therapeutic placements for adolescents in foster care, through an intersectional lens.

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