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School of Health Sciences
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Past roles have included classroom teacher, educational psychologist and university researcher. These have left me with a broad range of educational interests but they all centre on my passion for social justice and include: • Inclusion/exclusion (how learning environments, schools and classrooms can be organized and managed so as to enhance the learning and well-being of all students)• Learner ‘differences’ and how these are conceptualized and responded to within educational institutions. Particular interests include those related to gender, ethnicity, disability and sexuality. • Mental health and well-being and issues associated with ‘at-risk’ youth (truancy, exclusion, substance abuse, self-harming)• Supporting pupils who are identified as having social, emotional or behavioural difficulties and those who are identified as having learning and/or developmental difficulties• Teenage pregnancy, adolescent sexuality, and sex and relationship educationMy doctoral research explored the educational inclusion/exclusion of pregnant and mothering schoolgirls.