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Dr Anne Kellock

Dr Anne Kellock BA, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer In Children and Childhood


Anne worked as a primary school teacher in England and New Zealand for five years before completing an MA Psychology and Counselling at Manchester Metropolitan University. She combined her interests in working with children and well-being, as well as visual and participative methodology, to form a funded PhD based around children's perspectives of well-being, again at Manchester Metropolitan University.


Following the completion of her PhD, Anne began teaching at Sheffield Hallam University. She teaches on the undergraduate degree as well as leading the thesis stage for the EdD. Anne supervises MA and doctoral students.

Specialist areas of interest

children and young people's participation, rights and involvement
well-being and emotional intelligence
creative approaches
research methods


Anne's research interests include children and well-being, participation, visual, participative and creative methodologies and reflective practice. She is also engaged in writing up work around disability in Malaysia (funded by the British Council) and a new research project around investigating our relationship with the workspace with funding from Sheffield Hallam University and ESRC.


Journal articles

Kellock, A. (2020). Children’s well-being in the primary school: a capability approach and community psychology perspective. Childhood, 27 (2), 220-237.

Kellock, A., & Sexton, J. (2017). Whose space is it anyway? Learning about space to make space to learn. Children's Geographies, 16 (2), 115-127.

Kellock, A. (2011). Through the lens: accessing children's voices in New Zealand on well‐being. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 15 (1), 41-55.

Conference papers

Kellock, A. (2013). Innovative research methods: Borrowed Spaces in the Workplace. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE METHODS, 12, 709.

Book chapters

Mountian, I., Lawthom, R., Kellock, A., Duggan, K., Sixsmith, J., Kagan, C., ... Purcell, C. (2020). On utilising a visual methodology: Shared reflections and tensions. In A Handbook of Visual Methods in Psychology: Using and Interpreting Images in Qualitative Research: Second Edition. (pp. 572-587).

(2012). Inclusive Communities. SensePublishers:

(2011). Children and the Capability Approach. Palgrave Macmillan UK:

(n.d.). Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Routledge:

Other activities

member of faculty ethics committee

member of HEA panel

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