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Last updated 18th April 2024


Jo Bishop took up a full time post with the University in June 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies.  Jo has worked in further and higher education teaching across a range of subject areas encompassing Social Policy, Sociology, Politics, Youth Work and Community Development, Applied Law (Youth Justice), Sociological aspects of Children and Young People’s Development, Research Methods and more recently Gender and Trans* Issues in formal education.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Education policy and change (Historical and contemporary)
  • Policies and provisions relating to the pastoral and inclusion agendas in secondary schools
  • The increase in ‘paraprofessionals’ in state secondary schools
  • Policy implementation and enactment with a specific focus on school settings
  • The presence, contribution and effect of other professionals in school settings
  • Children and young people’s perspectives on and experiences of formal schooling
  • Mentoring as a youth intervention
  • The growth of third sector alternative education provisions
  • Young People’s experiences of alternative education provisions


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