Role: Research Assistant
Institution: Cardiff University
Telephone: +44 (0)29 208 70977
After finishing a BA in Education at Cardiff University, I was a support worker working with adults with learning disabilities in the community. I was awarded a prestigious ESRC grant to study for an MSc in Social Science Research Methods and a PhD at Cardiff University. My thesis was titled 'The Narrative Construction of Dyslexic Identities in Adults' and I was awarded my PhD in July 2015.
I am interested in special educational needs (SEN), particularly dyslexia. I am also interested in qualitative research methods, including narrative methods and visual methods.
I am currently working on the HEFCW funded WISERDEducation project into education and schools in Wales.
Smith, K. & Horton, K. L. Under Review. Educational Research and teaching in Wales: How do teachers in Wales engage research as a means to improve their practice? Teaching and Teacher Education
Horton, K. L. (2013) Establishing a baseline for Local Service Board scrutiny. Welsh Government Social Research.
Horton, K. L. (2012) Evaluation of Ignite 2009 – 2012. Report for Student Enterprise.
Smith, K. & Horton, K. L. 2015. Educational research and teaching Wales. WISERD Annual Conference. July 2015. Cardiff University
Horton, K. L. 2014. Welsh pupils’ aspirations and expectations. BERA Annual Conference. September 2014. London, IoE.
Horton, K. L. 2014. Welsh pupils’ plans for further education. ECER Annual Conference. September 2014. Porto, University of Porto.
Horton, K. L. 2014. What are Welsh pupils’ plans for further education?: WISERD Annual Conference, July 2014, Aberystwyth University.
Horton, K. L., Henwood, K. and Jones, R. (2012) “I’m not dizzy Natasha anymore, I have a condition”: The identity constructions of adults who identify as dyslexic. Moving Forward: The Use, Misuse and Abuse of Identity. June 2012. The University of Aberdeen, College of Arts and Social Sciences 9th Annual Postgraduate Conference
Horton, K. L., Henwood, K. and Jones, R. (2012) Rose and Ellie: Comparing narratives of change. Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change. May 2012. Canterbury Christ Church University
Horton, K. L., Henwood, K. and Jones, R. (2011) Diagnosis: Dyslexia. Education, Identities and Social Inclusion. April 2011. Brunel University
Hopes and Dreams January 2014
What do you want to be when you grow up? August 2014
As part of the WISERD Civil Society Seminar series, Tom Jones OBE presents an insider’s perspective on the role of civil society organizations in policy-making in Wales, the UK and Europe.
As part of the WISERD Centre for Welsh Politics and Society Seminar Series, Dr Taulant Guma from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University presents emerging findings from the WISERD/Civil Society project on ‘Migrants, Minorities and Engagement in Local Civil Society’.