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Biography

Professor Pete Sanderson is Professor of Education and Social Justice in the School of Education and Professional Development. He joined the university in 1985 after working variously in the travel business, as a residential child care worker, a contract researcher and a further education lecturer. During his time at the School he has worked on Post-Compulsory Education and Training teacher training courses, the MA in Professional Development, the BAs in Youth and Community Work, Early Years, Communications and Cultures and the EdD. From 2015-2019 he was DEan of the School.

Pete gained his BA in History from Cambridge, and a Diploma in Social Administration from York. His MPhil at York was concerned with issues of race and housing in Bradford, and he went on to work as a contract researcher on Leverhulme and EEC funded projects on race, ethnicity and educational achievement before embarking on a career in teaching. His PhD in Psychology from the University of Leeds was concerned with applying social judgement and cognitive process theories to the activity of assessing expository text, based in part on his experience as a Senior Examiner for Sociology A Level.

Pete developed two DFID HE Link bids for collaborative work with Zambian higher education institutions, one of which supported the first programme of training for Zambian youth workers. He has completed funded research for the Ministry of Justice and Kirklees Council.

Pete is Associate Editor of the Journal of Vocational Education and Training.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Community perceptions of community cohesion
  • The impacts of policy work around cohesion in Kirklees, West Yorkshire

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Community Perceptions of Community Cohesion
  • Social Justice
  • Muslim Youth
  • Legal Aid

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Research Output

  • 66 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Commissioned report

'Race,’ Space and Multiculturalism in Northern England: The (M62) Corridor of Uncertainty

Miah, S., Sanderson, P. & Thomas, P., 3 Jun 2020, 1 ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK. 291 p. (Politics of Identity and Citizenship series)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Identifying key criteria of written and spoken English at C1: A qualitative study of key language points at C1

    Sheehan, S., Sanderson, P. & Harris, A., 2017, 17 p. (ARAGs Research Reports Online)

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • Marginalized, Misunderstood, and Relatively Unseen: Using Institutional Ethnography to Explore the Everyday Work of Learning Mentors in an English State Secondary School

    Sanderson, P. & Bishop, J., 15 Nov 2017, Perspectives on and from Institutional Ethnography: Studies in Qualitative Methodology, Volume 15. Reid, J. & Russell, L. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., Vol. 15. p. 125-46 21 p. (Studies In Qualitative Methodology; vol. 15).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Troubling identities: race, place and positionality among young people in two towns in Northern England

    Sanderson, P. & Thomas, P., 19 Oct 2014, In : Journal of Youth Studies. 17, 9, p. 1168-1186 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Crossing the line? White young people and community cohesion

    Thomas, P. & Sanderson, P., Feb 2013, In : Critical Social Policy. 33, 1, p. 160-180 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    Activities

    • 4 Publication Peer-review
    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Other

    Studies in Continuing Education (Journal)

    Pete Sanderson (Reviewer)
    17 Nov 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    Identifying key criteria of written and spoken English at C1

    Susan Sheehan (Participant), Peter Sanderson (Participant), Ann Harris (Participant)
    1 Jan 2017

    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Social and Cultural Geography (Journal)

    Pete Sanderson (Reviewer)
    9 Aug 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    International Studies in Sociology of Education (Journal)

    Pete Sanderson (Reviewer)
    4 Jan 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    Journal of Youth Studies (Journal)

    Pete Sanderson (Reviewer)
    22 Aug 2014 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review