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Jane O'Connor

Jane O'Connor

Reader in Childhood Studies

School of Education and Social Work
Email:
Jane.O’Connor@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 331 6623

Jane started her professional life as a primary school teacher and moved into research due to her interests in constructions of childhood and children's relationship with the media. Jane's PhD thesis was about child stars and much of her subsequent work has focused on 'exceptional' groups of children and representations of children in the media. She was a senior lecturer in Childhood Studies at the University of Wolverhampton for six years and before that she worked as a visiting lecturer in the education department at London Metropolitan University. She joined Birmingham City University in 2013 as a Senior Researcher and became a Reader in 2015.

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