Catherine Langridge

Name: Catherine Langridge
Department: Children, Education and Communities
Current position: Lecturer
Email: langridc@edgehill.ac.uk
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education

Biography

Catherine currently delivers modules and is module lead on Children and Young Peoples Learning and Development, and Teaching Learning and Child Development programmes.

Qualifications

  • Ba (Hons) Primary Science
  • Conversion to Secondary Science
  • AMBDA Associate member of the British Dyslexia Association
  • PGCTHE Teaching in Higher Education
  • Fellow of the HEA

Research

Catherine’s Masters dissertation focussed on the learning trajectories of non-traditional students. Her research interest is in all aspects of social cohesion, social mobility, behaviour, inclusion and equality.

History

Before joining Edge Hill University Catherine began her career in science industry, developing temperature detection equipment for use in diverse and multinational/global companies including Formula 1, Ministry of Defence (MOD) and British Nuclear Fuels (BNF). This love of science led her to study at Edge Hill to gain QTS in Primary Science and subsequently a conversion to Secondary Science.  A passion for equality and inclusion led her to diversify and work with disadvantaged young people, either with Special Educational needs and/or pronounced and multiple learning difficulties and those out of main stream education. This included, young offenders in the justice system, those excluded from main stream or pupil referral units, children in care or those working through mental or physical illness.