Karen Kenny


Telephone: 07840 241764 

College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies

As a foster carer in Devon, I have been actively involved in supporting the education of young people in the care of the local authority. My husband and I foster young people, aged 16 - 18, and I take a particular interest in their educational journey. It is this fostering role which has inspired my PhD studies, an ethnographic exploration of the educational experiences of children in care. My background has been grounded in business and finance, having qualified as a banker and later as a certified accountant. I have worked in Scotland and the Isle of Man, before moving to Devon, where I now live.