Ms Carla Kennedy is a PhD candidate specialising in school community studies. Her PhD research coalesces palliative care and educational research in order to focus on how to make compassion visible in schools experiencing issues of death, dying and bereavement. Carla is particularly interested in social critical perspectives and how institutional power affects students and families in school environments. Carla completed her Masters of Education at the University of Melbourne and this included the study of transnational democratic education at the University of London.
Carla has an extensive background in literacy education research and professional experience in schools as a literacy coordinator, reading recovery teacher and class teacher across all primary school year levels.