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Jacqueline Stevenson

Professor Jacqueline Stevenson EdD, MEd, BA, PGCE,

Head of Research, Sheffield Institute of Education

Summary

Professor Jacqueline Stevenson is Head of Research in the Sheffield Institute of Education. She is a sociologist of education with a particular interest in policy and practice relating to equity and diversity in higher education, widening participation, access and student success, pedagogic diversity and the stratification and marketisation of higher education. 

Key areas of interest are the social and academic experiences of religious students, Black and Minority ethnic students' degree attainment and success, and policy and practice relating to the higher education experience of refugees and international students.

  • About

    Professor Jacqueline Stevenson is Head of Research in the Sheffield Institute of Education. She is a sociologist of education with a particular interest in policy and practice relating to equity and diversity in higher education, widening participation, access and student success, pedagogic diversity and the stratification and marketisation of higher education. Key areas of interest are the social and academic experiences of religious students, Black and Minority ethnic students' degree attainment and success, and policy and practice relating to the higher education experience of refugees and international students. 

    She co-convenes the Society for Research into Higher Education's Access and Widening Participation Network and is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Education Opportunities Networks and the Higher Education Race Action Group. She is currently working with London Metropolitan University to evaluate HEFCE's National Networks for Collaborative Outreach and, in partnership with five other HEIs, investigating the impact of financial support for the Office for Fair Access. Her forthcoming edited book brings together national and international research exploring religion and belief in higher education. Jacqueline was previously Professor of Higher Education at Leeds Beckett University.

  • Teaching

    Researcher development

    Doctorate in Education

    Data analysis, interpretation and presentation

  • Research

    Evaluation of HEFCE's National Networks for Collaborative Outreach
    Evaluation of the impact of financial support for the Office for Fair Access

    Higher Education Academy
    Higher Education Funding Council for England
    Office for Fair Access
    New Education Opportunities Network

  • Publications

  • Other activities

    External Examiner for Doctorate in Education, London Metropolitan University

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Completions

    • 2016 Jill McLachlan (EdD): Communicating with parents:  Exploring Newly Qualified Primary Teachers’ views  of their preparation, Leeds Beckett University

    • 2015 Gary Walker (EdD): Institutional Habitus and Educational Outcomes of Looked After Children:  Complexities and Paradoxes; Leeds Beckett University

    • 2013 Pauline Whelan (PhD): The Discourse and Policy of Widening Participation in Higher Education in  England; Leeds Beckett University

    Supervisions

    • Autism, sociality and Friendship: a Qualitative Enquiry

    • The student parent experience: supporting access and engagement in Higher Education

    • Understanding Higher Education students' approaches to employability through a Bourdieurian lens

    • Identities and practices of lecturers in higher education

    • Why women don't choose academic careers


  • Media

    Professor Jacqueline Stevenson is head of research in the Sheffield Institute of Education. She is a sociologist of education and her research areas include equity and diversity in higher education, widening participation, pedagogic diversity and the stratification of higher education, and the enactment of HE policy in to practice. She is co-convener of the Society for Research into Higher Education Access and Widening Participation network.

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