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Miss Clara Kassem

Miss Clara Kassem

Telephone: 0151 231 4647


Clara has worked as a Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies at LJMU since 2011.

Clara teaches across a range of modules across the Education Studies suite of programmes. Her principal teaching interests include: communication, language and literacy; disability studies; the representation of children and education in fiction and film.

Clara’s research interests include: the representation of disabled people in the media (especially the representation of Paralympians and disability sport in the UK press and disability in children’s literature); bilingualism and bilingual education; the use of Web 2.0 technologies in teaching and learning in higher education (especially Wikipedia).


Lancaster University, United Kingdom, PhD in progress
Lancaster University, United Kingdom, MA Language Studies
University of Leeds, United Kingdom, PGDip Disability Studies
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
University of Salford, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

Academic appointments

Sessional Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, 2010 - 2011


Conference publication

Murphy L, Kassem D, Kassem C. The Bastardisation of the Free School: From Left Liberalism to Right Wing Tory Policies 12th Annual International Conference on Education

Kassem C. “Athlete…disabled, differently abled, a cheat, an inspiration, or a role model”: A Corpus-based Study of the British Newspaper Coverage of Oscar Pistorius’ Concurrent Participation in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Disability Sport: Changing lives, changing perceptions?

Engagement & Impact


Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Teaching qualification:

PG CERT Teaching and Learning in Higher Education