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Dr Caroline Casey
Lecturer, Exceptional Circumstances Committee member

Profile

Biography

Dr Caroline Casey joined the School for Business and Society in September 2021 as lecturer in Work, Management and Organisation.  Previously, she worked as a lawyer and legal educator, most recently as a tutor at the University of Law.  Caroline has previously worked with the Bridge Group (a Social Mobility charity), contributing to research focused on issues of access and progression in the banking, finance and real estate sectors.

Career

Caroline holds a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from Bradford University, a PGCE from Huddersfield University, and professional legal qualifications, as well as a PhD in Education from the University of York.  Caroline’s PhD thesis focuses on social mobility, social and institutional stratification, and access to the legal profession in England.  Her research draws on a range of theories, concepts and approaches, including rational action theories, habitus, capitals and capabilities, to explore the influence of social background on choice, decision-making and wellbeing in pathways to work.  She has published from her research in Work, Employment & Society and regularly participates in academic conferences and public engagement events.

Departmental roles

Undergraduate Personal Supervisor

Extenuating circumstances Committee Member

Subject Group

Work, Management and Organisation

Research

Overview

Caroline's research draws on a range of theories, concepts and approaches, including rational action theories, habitus, capitals and capabilities, to explore the influence of social background on choice, decision-making and wellbeing in pathways to work.

Research group(s)

Equality, Justice and Ethics

Publications

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Casey, C. & Wakeling, P. (2020). University or Degree Apprenticeship? Stratification and Uncertainty in Routes to the Solicitors’ Profession. Work, Employment and Society, p.0950017020977001.

Conferences

Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Conference
“Degree apprenticeship pathways to professional occupations in England - a game changer?”
December 2019

WRDTP 8th Annual Post-graduate Conference
Leeds
“Sustainable pathways to decent work in the UK”
June 2019

Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
University of York
Inequalities Masterclass
“Access and capabilities: theorising the role of degree apprenticeship and university pathways in would-be solicitors’ wellbeing, flourishing and success”
September 2019

York Talks
University of York
“University of degree apprenticeship – a moral choice?”
January 2019

Society of Research into Higher Education Annual conference
“Transitions into the Solicitors’ profession: higher education and degree apprenticeships”
December 2018

Finnish Institute for Education Research Summer School
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
“Transitions into the Solicitors’ profession: higher education and degree apprenticeships”
August 2018

Teaching

Undergraduate

Behaviour in Organisations I

Behaviour in Organisations II

Postgraduate

Managing People

Research Methods

Other teaching

Dissertation Supervisor

Personal Tutor

Caroline Casey

School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
Heslington
York YO10 5ZF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 321963
Email: caroline.casey@york.ac.uk
Room: CL/A/123G

Office hours

  • Friday 11 am - 1 pm (with some flexibility for other days/times by arrangement, also in-person or by zoom)