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Holly Bennion

Research Student

Research Student in the School of Education



Holly is a doctoral candidate in the School of Education and teaches part-time on the BA Primary Education and PGCE courses. Holly holds a teaching degree (BA, QTS) from Durham University and has previously worked as a primary school teacher. She graduated with an MPhil from the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. 

Holly’s PhD project investigates the lived experiences and perspectives of belonging, inclusion and wellbeing of children from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds in the North-east of England.

Research Interests

Refugee and migration studies

Identity, belonging, diversity, intercultural education

Lived experiences and children’s voices

Participatory research 

Qualitative and arts-based methods

Primary education - English teaching and learning