Josie is a DPhil student, funded by an ESRC Grand Union DTP studentship.

Josie’s DPhil explores the processes involved in developing an organisational culture that is based around trauma-informed approaches in practice. Josie’s research explores the processes of organisational learning and change through the perspectives of two case study organisations that support vulnerable young people with their educational development. Through observing and documenting key stages in organisational learning and change processes, the research aims to contribute to the field of organisational learning and change, as well as aiming to provide recommendations for practice for educational organisations seeking to embed trauma-informed approaches into their practices.

Prior to her DPhil, Josie completed a BA (Hons) in English and an MA in English Literature at Oxford Brookes University. Josie gained her PGCE in Secondary (English) at the University of Oxford, and worked as an English teacher and Designated Teacher for Looked After Children at a secondary school.

Outside of her DPhil, Josie is a trustee and governor for an alternative school provision provider, and her broader research interests lie within supporting vulnerable learners, teacher training and development, and social justice in education.