Dr Clara Jørgensen

Dr Clara Jørgensen

School of Education
Research Fellow

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School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

Clara R. Jørgensen is a Research Fellow within the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs. She is a social anthropologist of background and has done qualitative and ethnographic research in a range of educational settings including in the UK, Spain and Latin America, where she has explored issues of educational inequality, school policy, school drop-out, children and young people’s schooling experiences and friendships. Before joining the University of Birmingham, Clara worked at the University of Warwick, where she was a Senior Teaching fellow at the Centre for Educational Studies and a Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School. She has extensive experience of involving service users, carers and young people in research and has facilitated training for involvement in a range of contexts.

Her areas of interest and expertise are: Childhood and Youth, Race and Ethnicity, Migration and Education, Inclusive Education, User-involvement and Co-creation of Knowledge, Participation, and Comparative research. 


BA Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

MA Social Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

PhD in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, UK


Jørgensen, Clara Rübner (2019) Children’s Involvement in Research—A Review and Comparison with Service User Involvement in Health and Social Care, Social Sciences, Special Issue on Childhood and Society, 8 (5): 149, DOI: 10.3390/socsci8050149 

Jørgensen, C. R., Turner, J., Weckesser, A. and Wade, A. (2018): Young People’s views on Sexting Education and Support Needs: Findings and recommendations from a UK-based study, Sex Education 19:1, 25-40, DOI: 10.1080/14681811.2018.1475283 

Lee, N., Hewett, A., Jørgensen, C. R., Turner, J., Wade, A., and Weckesser, A.  (2018) Children and Sexting: The case for intergenerational co-learning. Childhood, 25:3,  https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568218777305 

Jørgensen., C. R, Eskildsen, N. & Johnsen, A. T. (2018): User Involvement in a Danish project on the Empowerment of Cancer patients - Experiences and Early Recommendations for Further Practice, Research Involvement and Engagement, 4:26, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40900-018-0105-3.

Lee, N., Hewett, A., Jørgensen, C. R., Turner, J., Wade, A., and Weckesser, A.  Children and Sexting: The case for intergenerational co-learning. Childhood, DOI: 10.1177/0907568218777305

Jørgensen, Clara & Eskildsen, Nanna & G. Thomsen, Thora & D. Nielsen, Inger & Johnsen, Anna. (2017). The impact of using peer interviewers in a study of patient empowerment amongst people in cancer follow‐up. Health Expectations. 10.1111/hex.12655.

Jørgensen, C. R., Thomsen, T. G., Ross, L., Dietz, S. M., Therkildsen, S., Groenvold, M., Rasmussen, C.L., Johnsen, A.T. (2017)  What facilitates ’patient empowerment’ in cancer patients during follow-up? – a qualitative systematic review of the literature, Qualitative Health Research, doi.org/10.1177/1049732317721477.

Jørgensen, C. R, Purkis, J., Blaxter, L., Tulip, S. (2016) Accredited Training for User Involvement in Higher Education Teaching – Exploring an Innovative Training Programme in Public Involvement and Partnership Working, International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, Vol 4, No 2 (49-62).

Jørgensen, C. R (2016) “The problem is that I don’t know” - Agency and life projects of young transnational migrants in England and Spain, Childhood, 24:1, (21-35). DOI: 10.1177/0907568216646567

Jørgensen, C. R (2016) ‘Peer social capital’ and networks of migrants and minority ethnic youth in England and Spain, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 38:4, 566-580, DOI: 10.1080/01425692.2015.1131144.

Jørgensen, C. R. (2015) Three Advantages of Cross-national Comparative Ethnography – Methodological Reflections from a Study of Migrants and Minority Ethnic Youth in British and Spanish Schools, Ethnography and Education, 10:1, 1-16, DOI: 10.1080/17457823.2014.922891

Jørgensen, C. R. (2005) “Money in Disguise” – a discussion of user-fees in a free Nicaraguan primary school (translated title)  Tidsskrift for Antropologi (Journal of Anthropology)

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