Dr Helen Bovill

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  • Qualifications:PhD. PostGraduate Certificate in Post-Compulsory Education and Training and in Early Childhood Studies. BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy, First Class. Senior Fellow HEA.
  • Position:Associate Professor
  • Department:ACE - Education and Childhood
  • Telephone:+4411732 84152
  • Email:Helen2.Bovill@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

Helen is Associate Professor in the College of Health, Science and Society; School of Education and Childhood.  

Helen is a Senior Fellow of the HEA. This is supported by 18 years' experience in the higher, and further education sector.

Helen's research includes:

  1. Gender, sexuality, and gender based violence. 
  2. Relationship, Sex and Health Education. 
  3. Learner and professional identity, lifelong learning, widening participation and social justice in and through education.

For full resources from the UWE inclusive campus social norms campaign SpeakUp, which may be used or adapted for your own institution, please go HERE where you will find detials for a Bystander Programme of resources. Acknowledge as either: Bovill, H., (or Mackay, F.) McCartan, K., Waller, R., Miguel Lazaro, A., Carrie, S. and Smith, T. (2018) SpeakUp. Bristol. UWE. In collaboration with UWE students, UWE Student Union, Uwe staff and external stakeholders; Bristol Zero Tolerance, Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support, and Stand Against Racism and Inequality.

Helen predominantly teaches/supervises post-graduates at UWE and is Director of Studies for a range of EdD and PhD students. Helen is an editorial board member for the 'Journal of International Women's Studies' and is a member of the Review Panel for Research Papers in Education alongside peer reviewing for 'Journal of Sexual Aggression', 'Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning', 'International Journal of Lifelong Education' and 'British Educational Research Journal'. Helen contributes to international and national conferences and is happy to talk about her work in relevant forums.

Area of expertise

Gender and sexuality based violence and intitiatives to counter this. Relationship, Sex and Health Education. Social Justice, Equality and Diversity, sociological understandings of inequality, social policy and educational research. .


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