Claire has been working at LJMU since 2002, initially undertaking evaluative research looking at resettlement of homeless people on Merseyside. This research formed the basis for her PhD which she was awarded in 2007.
From then she has undertaken projects regarding gender and ageing and the educational achievement of ex hard drug users.
Now teaching on the Education and Early Childhood Studies suite of programmes her teaching includes the sociology of childhood, social policy in early childhood studies and housing and homeless issues faced by young people.
Her current research interests are in supporting new students in higher education and she has co manages a Peer Mentoring scheme across a number of programmes within her faculty.
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Liverpool, UK, MA Research Methodology: Sociology and Social Policy
University of Leeds, UK, BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - present
Ball E, Hennessy C. 2020. De-mystifying the Concept of Peer Mentoring in Higher Education: Establishing Models for Learning Woolhouse C, Nicholson LJ. Mentoring in Higher Education Case Studies of Peer Learning and Pedagogical Development :17-38 Palgrave, Macmillan. London 978-3-030-46890-3 Publisher Url
Money J, Nixon S, Tracy FE, Hennessy C, Ball E, Dinning TM. 2017. Undergraduate student expectations of university in the United Kingdom: What really matters to them? Cogent Education, 4 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Hennessy CJ, Grant D, Meadows M, Cook I. 2005. Young and homeless: an evaluation of a resettlement service on Merseyside International Journal of Consumer Studies, 29 :137-147
Meadows M, Hennessy C, Grant D, Meadows M, Cook I. 2005. Young and homeless: an evaluation of a resettlement service on Merseyside International Journal of Consumer Studies, 29 DOI
Grant D, Hennessy C. Developing a Model of Housing Support:The Evidence from Merseyside International Journal of Consumer Studies, 30 :337-346 DOI
Hennessy CJ, Cole C, Wooding O, Mc Veigh J. Patterns of substance use and support needs of residents in young people’s hostel and foyer accommodation in Liverpool Patterns of substance use and support needs of residents in young people’s hostel and foyer accommodation in Liverpool
Kay-Flowers S, Hennessy C. The Impact of Brexit on Young people Psychosocial Research and Intervention in Contemporary Society International Conference,
Cultivating communities of practice: an evaluation of intern-staff collaboration, RAISE, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, Oral presentation. 2018
Engagement, Engagement, Engagement'. Key facets to establishing a successful peer mentoring programme: lessons from one UK HEI., Advance HE, Aston University, Birmingham, Oral presentation. 2018
Student expectations; what is university really about?, LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2016, LJMU, Oral presentation. 2016
Supporting PE students’ orientation in HE: An evaluation on an intensive orientation induction programme using peer mentors., LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Liverpool John Moores, Oral presentation. 2016
Research Grants Awarded:
LJMU, Establishing a Peer Mentoring Project, Emma Ball, Grant value (£): 16,000, Duration of research project: 1 year. 2015
University of Chester, External Examiner for the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) top up in Social Policy, Health and Housing. 2015
Liverpool Hope University, Dr Helen Ashworth. 2010
Merseyside Police, Link Tutor for Safer Schools Officer Diploma. 2011
Membership of professional bodies:
Senior Fellow of the HEA, HEA.