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Department of Education

Lisa Cherry

Doctoral Student

College Affiliation: Wolfson College

Lisa Cherry is a Third Year Full Time DPhil Student based in The Rees Centre.

Director of Trauma Informed Consultancy Services, author, trainer and speaker, Lisa brings 30 years of experience working in education and social care settings. In the last thirteen years, Lisa’s work has been focused on creating and delivering training across all sectors – Education, Children’s Services, criminal justice and health – with the sole aim of contributing to the facilitation of developing settings, services and systems that prevent trauma, mitigate the effects of trauma and do not add to trauma.

Lisa’s research in her MEd looked at the intersection of school exclusion and being in care and the impact upon education and employment across the life course.

  • The Brightness of Stars; Stories of adults who came through the care system, 2016 KCA Publishing
  • Conversations that Make a Difference for Children and Young People: Relationship-Focused Practice from the Frontline, 2021 Routledge


How do care-experienced adults who were also excluded from school make sense of belonging?

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