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Dr Lucy Wenham

Dr Lucy Wenham

Dr Lucy Wenham


Area of research

Sociology of Education

Office 2.15
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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+44 (0) 117 331 4240



I am a Sociologist of Education, interested in problems of educational disadvantage, marginalisation and exclusion and crucially also in exploring solutions involving discourse, agency and critical pedagogies. As a Secondary School teacher in schools in challenging circumstances for over 15 years, much of my research is ethnographic and I prefer a grounded theory approach to analysis in order to allow the voices of the marginalised to shine through. 


I currently teach at Undergrauate and Masters level as well as supervising students on UG, Masters, EdD and PhD programmes. 

 At UG I teach Learning Lives, Educational Statistics, Pedagogies for Social Justice. 

At Masters I currently teach an open unit called 'Big ideas in Education'.

I also teach a short-course 'Changing Education'. 


  • marginalisation
  • exclusion
  • educational inequalities
  • critical pedagogies
  • pedagogical content knowledge

Recent publications

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