A senior lecturer and Research fellow at Edge Hill University, in the North West of England, UK; prior to working in education Vicky was a nurse and midwife.
Vicky’s research has a strong social justice and theoretical focus. Throughout her career Vicky has published widely which consists of authoring, co-authoring, editing and co-editing books, most recently in the field of literacy. Vicky has developed considerable expertise in Adult Literacy and Education and is deeply committed to challenging inequality through critical and emancipatory approaches to education, widening participation, inclusion, community action and engaging in research with a strong social justice agenda.

Ade-Ojo, G. & Duckworth, V. (forthcoming) Adult Literacy Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. London: Palgrave Macmillan Pivotal

Duckworth, V. and Ade-Ojo, G., eds. (2014) Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society: Exploring a social model of literacy. London: Routledge Research in Education

Duckworth, V. (2013) Learning Trajectories, Violence and Empowerment amongst Adult Basic Skills Learners. Monograph, Educational Research. London: Routledge Research in Education