Dr. Julia Everitt is a Research Assistant in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) at Birmingham City University.  Julia has a background in education as a FE lecturer, community learning manager and local authority commissioner (for 15 schools).  In 2014, she shifted to a research role during which she has worked on externally funded research projects in schools, colleges and universities. Julia has researched inequalities in education, access to post-16 pathways and student experience of higher education. Julia’s thesis investigated the rationales for education to community partnerships and the implications on practice.