Robyn Clarke

Robyn completed her undergraduate degree in Education Studies in 2017 before completing an MA in Education, Globalisation and Social Change in 2018. During this time Robyn held the position of 1:1 Applied Behaviour Analyst for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Assistant Room Lead in a pre-school setting; and a lead mentor working with young people as part of the National Citizenship Service. In June 2019, Robyn completed a PGCE before embarking on a PhD at Edge Hill in September 2019.

Robyn’s PhD research is interested in exploring citizenship education in English secondary schools. Drawing on young people’s personal citizenship identities using participatory research methods, Robyn’s research seeks to understand, not only the experiences of young people’s citizenship education, but how young people can be actively involved in the expression of their personal citizenship identities in school.


  • BA (Hons) Education Studies with Early Years, Liverpool John Moores University
  • MA Education, Globalisation and Social Change, Liverpool John Moores University
  • PGCE in Adult and Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Huddersfield

Conference papers

Citizenship: Geography, Politics and Culture
Education and Social Science Conference
LJMU Annual Conference, Liverpool – April 2018

Confidence: Challenging the Imposter Syndrome
Teacher Training Conference – Personal Skills Development
The City of Liverpool College – February 2019


Clarke, R. (2017) Does the Labelling of Young Children with Difficulties Help to Support them Towards a Typical Developmental Pathway? SPARK Journal for Early Work by Student Researchers. 1. (10). Pp 15-24.