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Steph Curley

Dr Steph Curley is a Research Fellow in the Educational and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. Her research is eclectic on purpose and also travels along three prongs of study: (1) local responses to global trends in policy practice, particularly across borders and within interstices, in post-secondary education, and towards ecojustice (or inclusive and sustainable social and ecological justice); (2) difference and its ab-use both theoretically and empirically; and (3)the etho-political and onto-epistemological aspects of knowledge production, particularly speculative sense-embodied research methodologies (sound, movement, biosocial, art, fiction, etc.) and how unlearning and re-habituation processes intersect with "learning to learn" (Bateson). Current projects include starting a Transnational Research Collaborative (with co-Is from seven countries) for 'south-led' co-produced research that solves mobility challenges of inclusive and sustainable development in ODA-eligible countries (funded by QR GCRF) and a burgeoning community centre and yoga club for movement meditation provision based on biophysics, somatics, and mindbody theories.