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Research interests

My research interests first focused on how students on professional recognition and development programmes develop and articulate their professional identity or ‘self-hood’. Within course structures, this is largely undertaken through the process of critical, reflective writing – a requirement for many professional award programmes – and facilitated, critical interaction with other students and practitioners. This process of discovery, exploration and identification often involves a mediation of the professional self with other contrasting and competing selves and identities in our lives. This focus has developed further, through my doctorate and post-doctorate studies, exploring the processes of professional formation, ‘border crossing’ and career changing, as students and practitioners encounter and navigate the various demands of evolving roles and identities, prevalent in times of social and political change. This work mirrors my own professional life changes, from playworker to teacher, to youth worker, to psychotherapist, and to academic. Methodologically, my research I rooted in narrative inquiry, autoethnography, writing as inquiry and co-constructive, analytical inquiry with students, research participants and other collaborative co-researchers. The concept of narrative capital and its affordances, underpins my research.

Supervisory Interests

I'm interested in supervising students whose research considers and explores issues of professionality, career changing, agency, intersubjectivity, leadership, policy enactment and resistance, informal and community based learning, youth and adolescence, transitions and change.

Methodologically, I'm especially interested in qualiative inquiry, including narrative, autoethnographic, participatory, representational and relational processes, including witing as inquiry.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Brighton

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narrative Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
conscientious objector Social Sciences
deprofessionalization Social Sciences
career Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
identity formation Social Sciences
commitment Social Sciences

Research Output 2007 2019

Becoming a Conscientious Objector: What Would My Dad Think?

Price, M., 23 Apr 2019, In : International Review of Qualitative Inquiry. 12, 1, p. 70-76 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conscientious objector

From troops to teachers: changing careers and narrative identities

Price, M., 3 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Education for Teaching. 45, 3, p. 335-347 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

military service

Youth practitioner professional narratives: Changing identities in changing times

Price, M., 26 May 2017, In : British Journal of Educational Studies. 66, 1, p. 53-68 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
youth work
New Labour
identity formation

Integrated Working with Children and Young People: Supporting Development Birth to Nineteen

Edmond, N. & Price, M., 1 Jan 2012, London,UK: Sage. 240 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook - authored

physical development
emotional development
cognitive development

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Consultancy

Young Men Matter

Cath Holmstrom (Consultant), mark Price (Consultant), Sarah Wilkins (Consultant), Ian Dore (Consultant), Paul Teverson (Consultant)
1 Dec 201731 Aug 2019

Activity: Consultancy