Geraldine McCuskerSenior Lecturer

I have been lecturing for over 20 years. Prior to joining MMU I taught for many years, on a range of psychology courses as this is my academic background. I then moved on to applied psychology courses and worked as a teacher educator, training teachers from diverse areas (both academic and vocational) to teach in the post compulsory sector.

Research Interests

My research interests are in exploring the educational and learning experiences of adult students from marginalised groups. I am interested in how experiences of disability, poverty and gender impact and intersect in a learning/educational situation. I have an interest in examining how marginalised identities impact on life and learning experiences. I am interested in research that has a qualitative emphasis as she regards this as an empowering and critical research process. I am currently involved in working with a small number of learning/educational projects in community organisations that promote and enhance an inclusivity agenda.

I have presented at a number of conferences, mostly in house at MMU. I have presented on topics related to my PhD studies which are in the areas of adult learning, marginalised identities, community psychology and feminist perspectives.

Current Teaching Input

I am a Senior Lecturer working on the BA Social Care undergraduate programme.

My teaching areas are research methods, disability studies (with a focus on mental health and Learning Disabilities) and social policy.

Geraldine McCusker

Research Centre

Social Change & Wellbeing


Department of Social Care & Social Work
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 2328