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Sophie Mackay

Sophie Mackay

Senior Lecturer, Primary/Early Years Education

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    Law and Social Sciences / Education

Sophie Mackay is a senior lecturer in Education studies in the Division of Education in the School of  Law and Social Sciences. She is the Course Director for the Masters and Postgraduate programmes in Education, SEND, Autism and Mentoring which are on offer in the Division.

Sophie’s research interests are in forest schools and outdoor learning as well as the relationship between childhood and society.  Prior to joining LSBU Sophie worked as a lecturer in Children’s literature at Roehampton University.

Co-ordinator for the Equality, Inclusion and Citizenship Masters Level module on PGCE/School Direct courses

Language and Literacy module on the School Based MA

MA dissertation supervisor

BA Education Degrees (work based and Non-work based), Constructing Childhood module

University Supervising Tutor coaching and mentoring trainee teachers on school placements.

Academic Advisor, offering individual support to students

Sophie Mackay is in the first year of her doctorate in Education. The focus of her research is on forest school education for 20th Century urban children.

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She is member of IBBY (International Board of Books for Young People)

Sophie Mackay is an External Examiner at the University of Brighton.