Jo Warin is Professor in Gender and Social Relationships in Education at Lancaster University where she has been employed since 2001. She teaches on the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice and supervises many PhD students, with over 35 supervised to successful completion.
Through various published research articles, books and chapters, Jo has argued for and evidenced the concept of a gender flexible pedagogy: gender-sensitive teachers delivering a gender-sensitive curriculum. Her research draws on theories of masculinities and queer theory to analyze how gender is implicated in early childhood educational policy and practice. She has built an internationally recognized body of research about men’s participation as teachers in early childhood education and care including her recent ESRC study into the recruitment and support of male early childhood educators - the GenderEYE project.
Jo also has a longstanding research trajectory in the social and emotional development of children and young people.