Dr Patsy Hodson

Dr Patsy Hodson has spent her career working variously in a school in a mining town, in the disability rights sector, and now as a senior director in an inner city multi-academy trust in Manchester. She currently has responsibility for the trust’s social investment agenda, which seeks to understand and overcome the disadvantages arising from students’ individual, family and area contexts. She has recently been awarded a professional doctorate for research concerned with how the ‘untapped knowledge’ of front-line professionals, about local experiences of disadvantage, might be used as the basis for innovative interventions in these areas.