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Julie Ovington, FHEA

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Lecturer in Childhood Studies

I began lecturing at the University of Sunderland in 2018 while studying for my PGCE PCET gaining valuable experience teaching in a young offenders institute. Prior to this, I taught Childhood Studies at Northumbria University.

My expertise centers around how children present their agency and subjectivity in more than linguistic ways, by drawing on discursive materiality.

My research interests include the child's being and becoming in the world as an active and autonomous being who is equal to the adult with vibrant agentality.

I have recently submitted my PhD which re-presented the two-year-old children's lived experiences of school readiness using an entangled framework inspired by Deleuze and Guattari, New Materialism and Posthumanism.

Teaching and supervision

I currently teach on the following modules:
  • CHS162 Child Development
  • CHS346 Equality and Diversity in Contemporary Society
  • CHS357 The Family and Community. Supporting family units and protecting children's rights
  • CHS205 Health and Childhood

Research interests for potential research students

I have a keen interest in how children make sense of their world and use their voice to present their identity within society.

I am interested in developing an understanding of how young offenders transition to 'becoming parent' while separated from their child.

Last updated 17 April 2020

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