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  • PhD (University of Edinburgh)
  • MSc (University of Edinburgh), Counselling Studies
  • BA (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), Social Work

Research Interests

  • Children and young people’s social identities and experiences of inequalities (age, race, ethnicity, gender, social class)
  • Children’s rights and participation in research, policy and practice
  • Ethical issues arising in research
  • Intersectionality, feminist research, research with children
  • Children's and practitioners' emotions in educational settings
  • Interdisciplinary, arts-based approaches to activism and change
I am a co-director of the Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland (CERES) and an associate researcher at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR).


I am the Programme Director of the BA Childhood Practice.

I teach in the areas of

  • children's health and well-being, social determinants of health
  • children, education, social justice, intersectionality
  • child and family sociology 
  • childhood practice research and ethics
  • research with children, methods and epistemologies


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