Alice McCarthy Sommerville, Research Assistant at GHFP, has an MA in Person-Centred Education from the University of Sussex, and a degree in English (with Philosophy). Her research interests include young people’s conceptions of reading and of learning itself, with a particular focus on respecting children and young people as rational agents, capable of articulating important issues. Alice is a governor and director of SANDS democratic school in Ashburton, Devon, a secondary school in which decisions are made by all members of the school (staff and students). She has experience working in primary schools, including working with children with special educational needs.
Alice helped build GHFP project collaborations with Eton College, the Swan Centre in Falmer, and our practice guide in Human-Centred Education.