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The School of Education and Sociology (EDSOC)

Find out more about our teaching and research activities within the School of Education and Sociology


The School of Education and Sociology (EDSOC) is home to courses and research in the fields of childhood, education and sociology. It's where we examine the world through the way we learn. We're training the next generation of school and educational leaders and managers, early years practitioners, the wider workforce working with children and young people, civil service and those working in the charity and third sector locally and internationally. We offer PGCE teacher training and undergraduate, postgraduate and research qualifications.

Within EDSOC, we're making a difference locally, nationally and internationally through our teaching, research and community engagement. Our research is embedded in our teaching and community engagement.

Our subject areas

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Research

In collaboration with Portsmouth City Council and local charities, we're researching mental health and wellbeing in childhood and education, cyberbullying, and the social and emotional aspects of learning in schools and early years settings.

We're working with the armed forces as the lead provider for the ‘Further Forces’ programme, which develops forces leavers into further education teachers.

Outside the UK, we're working with North American schools to improve classroom attainment, and investigating women’s access to education across Africa.

Our Sociology research

Find out more about the work we're doing across our 4 areas of research expertise in Sociology.

Our Education research

Find out more about the work we're doing across our 5 areas of research expertise in Education.

Our staff

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Dr. Catherine Jane Carroll-Meehan

Dr. Christine Theresa Neanon

  • Job Title Associate Head (Academic)
  • Email Address Chris.Neanon@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Mr. Andrew James Porter

  • Job Title Director of Initial Teacher Training, Associate Head (IT PGCE Schools)
  • Email Address Andrew.Porter@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Wendy Sims-Schouten

  • Job Title Associate Head (Research and Innovation) and Reader in Childhood Studies
  • Email Address Wendy.Sims-Schouten@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Georgina Sarah Sherwood

  • Job Title Associate Head (Students)
  • Email Address gina.sherwood@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office.

+44 (0)23 9284 2992

hss-enquiries@port.ac.uk

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