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Assistant Professor in the School of Education+44 (0) 191 33 48378
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing


Anna Llewellyn is an Assistant Professor of Education, whose work sits within educational, sociology, and cultural studies. She is primarily concerned with equity, diversity and inclusion, and utilises research, teaching and administrative roles to work towards equity and social justice within the education system.

Her current research is focused on LGBTQ+ teachers within schools. Whilst her forthcoming British Academy funded research is centred around LGBTQ+ student support at universities.

More broadly, she has published works on the following topics: LGBTQ+; sexuality; gender; childhood and youth; social media; policy; and mathematics education. All of which centre around how people are included, or not, within social systems and structures. She has a philosophical take on sociology and culture and uses social theory to inform her analysis.

Anna is currently Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) for the School of Education. She convenes the module Constructing Childhood and Youth which draws upon her research activities, and an inter-disciplinary approach to education. She often works on several MA modules, including Critical Perspectives in Education. She has supervised numerous dissertation students on the MA Education and BA Education Studies degree programmes, as well as supervising several doctoral candidates.

Anna has supported EDI provision in schools.

Anna is a recipient of an Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award at Durham University.

Anna is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Completed Supervisions

Becoming a Caring Mental Health Nurse: A Phenomenological study of student mental health nurses narratives, of developing caring during their pre-registration nursing education.

 "Trapped": Gender, Identities and PE.

Esteem Indicators

  • 2018: Excellence in Learning and Teaching award Durham University:
  • 2000: Editorial Board for European Journal of Education:
  • 2000: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy:
  • 2000: Peer Reviewer: Journals:

    Gender and Education; Critical Studies in Education; Sex Education; Sexuality Research and Social Policy; Sociologia; Wellbeing Space & Society; London Review of Education; Review of Education; European Journal of Education; Education Inquiry; Teaching and Teacher Education; Journal of Homosexuality; British Journal of Sociology; Educational Studies in Mathematics; Research in Mathematics Education; Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education.




    Springer, Bloomsbury, Routledge and Fulton




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Supervision students