Dr Rosa Marvell
I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology who joined the Portsmouth in September 2021 following a postdoctoral research post within the Widening Participation Evaluation Team at Oxford Brookes University. Prior to this I was a Doctoral and Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex alongside my PhD. My own doctoral research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, explored the ways in which first-generation students navigate their educational journey towards Master's degrees and how social class and its intersections shapes these pathways. My current research interests revolve around social inequalities in Higher Education and the labour market, inclusive education, trans inclusion at work and broader issues of social justice.
Prior to working within the sector, I was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies, working on a range of research projects and evaluations for UK Government Departments and bodies, EU Directorates and third sector organisations.
My current teaching predominantly focusses on social inequalities and social justice. I coordinate Social Inequalities at Level 4, and Equality or Liberation? Theorising Social Justice at Level 5 and 6, as well as co-teaching Gender and Sexuality at Level 5 and 6. I am also a lecturer and tutor on Developing Your Sociological Imagination (Level 4). Previously, I have also been involved in teaching research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including Research Design and Analysis (Level 4), Doing Sociological Research (Level 5) and around creative and participatory methods for the Professional Doctorate in Education.
I am open to receiving inquiries about postgraduate supervision (MRes, PhD and Ed) on topics related to social class, gender inequalities, higher education and educational social justice.