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Department of Education

Lisa Cherry

Doctoral Student

College Affiliation: Wolfson College

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

An Author, Trainer and speaker on Trauma, Recovery and Resilience, Lisa brings 30 years of experience working in education and social care settings. In the last ten years, Lisa’s work has been focused on creating and delivering training across all sectors, Education, Social Care, criminal justice and health, with the sole aim of contributing to the facilitation of developing services that can create better life chances for children who are considered to be vulnerable.

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 are care-experienced adults’ identities shaped by narratives of being excluded from school?

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