Benjamin Partridge

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Benjamin Partridge PGCE MRes Bsc

Doctoral Researcher


I studied at Sheffield Hallam University between 2006-2011.

I graduated with a BSc in Psychology in 2019, followed by an MRes in Psychology in 2011. I worked as a teacher in a Special Educational Needs primary and secondary school for 8 years before returning to Sheffield Hallam University in 2018.


I am currently a PhD student working under the supervision of Dr Rachel Abbott and Dr Penny Furness.

My PhD research aims to further our understanding of grief and bereavement in teachers and support staff when children with severe learning difficulty (SLD) or profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) die while at schools.

In addition, the research considers the management of school based deaths and policy making around school based death and bereavement management.



BSc Psychology 

BA Education with Counselling and Psychology 

Psychology Practical and Statistics (Level 4);
Psychology Research and Design (Level 4);
The Psychology Of Development And Social Behaviour (Level 4)


PhD Research: Grief and Bereavement in teachers and support staff of children with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties;
Ongoing Research: Sending and receiving unsolicited sexual images

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PhD Forum Co-Chair (Department of Psychology, Sociology & Politics)

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