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Personal Statement

I am currently a Teaching Associate in social work.  Prior to this I was a research associate on an ESRC funded information poverty study, exploring how public information providers can better support young first time mothers from marginalised communities.  This project reflects my research interests in relationships, young people and social inclusion, established over the course of my previous role as a research assistant with the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre and my doctoral research, which was completed at the University of Edinburgh.  My PhD research utilised ethnographic observation and unstructured, qualitative interviews with men in women in prison, family members in the community and relevant professionals to examine the impact of imprisonment on these relationships and the implications for future outcomes for both the family and the criminal justice system.  I am particularly interested in reflexivity and innovative, creative and collaborative research methods. 

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Projects 2019 2022

Research Output 2013 2018

2 Citations

Developing information literacy in dependent and disadvantaged circumstances: a transitional approach in the digital health context

Buchanan, S., Jardine, C. & Ruthven, I., 19 Jan 2018, Fifth European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL), Sep 18-21 2017, Saint-Malo, France. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 409-418 10 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
digital divide
information service

Employment and Employability in Scottish Prisons: A Research Briefing Paper

Piacentini, L., Weaver, B. & Jardine, C., 28 Feb 2018, Glasgow. 20 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
employment law
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Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Sensible or censorship? Gatekeeping, filtering and access to information in libraries

Lauren Smith (Speaker), Rebekah Willson (Speaker), Cara Jardine (Speaker)
30 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The House That Heals The Soul

Lauren Smith (Speaker), Rebekah Willson (Speaker), Cara Jardine (Speaker)
28 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course