Dr Sarah Whitehouse

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  • Qualifications:Dr of Education, MA in Education (UWE), SFHEA
  • Position:Programme Leader for the International Doctorate in Education and Senior Lecturer : Education & Humanities
  • Department:ACE - Education and Childhood
  • Telephone:+4411732 84178
  • Email:Sarah.Whitehouse@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Having worked as a primary school teacher in South Wales in 2010 I joined UWE as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Humanities. During this timeI have completed my Doctorate and have establshed myself as a researcher within anti racist education.

Area of expertise

My role as a senior lecturer involves training both undergraduate and post graduate teachers in subject knowledge and subject pedagogy of primary history and geography. I regularly work with a range of schools to support their teaching and research in this area.  I primarily taught in schools with high levels of social deprivation which has influenced my passion for social justice. My doctoral research was triggered by wider discources such as social justice, constructions of childhood and developing children's awareness of past events in history.  I have explored through qualitative research how teachers navigate the curriculum when teaching issues that have the potential to be both sensitive and controversial in the current educational and political climate in the Twenty First Century. I am currently a researcher on the RESPECT project where I have explored the impact of racism on young children. This research project used an innovative methodological approach using body mapping which enabled children to discuss thier expereinces in a sensitve manner. I have just been awarded research funding in collaboration with Bristol City Council to support schools with developing anti- racist practice.


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