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Assistant Professor in the School of Education+44 (0) 191 33 48378
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


Anna Llewellyn is an Assistant Professor of Education, whose work sits at the intersection of educational, sociology, and cultural studies. She is primarily concerned with examining discourses of childhood and youth within society and culture, and interrogating how these come to be accepted as the norm. She has a philosophical take on sociology and culture and uses social theory to inform her analysis.

Anna has a strong interest in equality, diversity and inclusion, and uses her research and teaching to support marginalized groups. She has published works on the following topics: LGBTQ+; sexuality; gender; social media; policy; and mathematics education.

Anna is currently deputy director of Education. She convenes the module Constructing Childhood and Youth which draws upon her research activities, and an inter-disciplinary approach to education. She also works on several MA modules, including Critical Perspectives in Education. She supervises numerous dissertation students on the MA Education and BA Education Studies degrees, as well as supervising several doctoral candidates.

Anna is a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award at Durham University.

Anna is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Completed Supervisions

Becoming a Caring Mental Health Nurse: A Phenomenological study of student mental health nurses narratives, of developing caring during their pre-registration nursing education.

 "Trapped": Gender, Identities and PE.

Esteem Indicators

  • 2018: Excellence in Learning and Teaching award Durham University:
  • 2000: Editorial Board for European Journal of Education:
  • 2000: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy:
  • 2000: Peer Reviewer: Journals:

    Gender and Education; Critical Studies in Education; Sex Education; Sexuality Research and Social Policy; Sociologia; Wellbeing Space & Society; London Review of Education; Review of Education; European Journal of Education; Education Inquiry; Teaching and Teacher Education; Journal of Homosexuality; British Journal of Sociology; Educational Studies in Mathematics; Research in Mathematics Education; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.




    Springer, Bloomsbury, Routledge and Fulton




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