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Professor Jonathan Glazzard: Transitions into and through education: exploring the experiences of LGBTQ+ students and teachers

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Wednesday 7 December 2022

5.00pm - 7.00pm




Law and Psychology


Inaugural lecture


Inaugural Lectures

In his inaugural lecture Professor Jonathan Glazzard explores aspects of inclusion and social justice in education. He examines the lived experiences of queer students during their transitions into, and through, higher education. Professor Glazzard challenges the dominant narrative in existing research which positions queer students as victims.

In addition, he discusses the experiences of queer teachers working in the school sector. Professor Glazzard also addresses key professional dilemmas relating to mental health and wellbeing in education.

Professor Jonathan Glazzard’s research focuses on mental health, wellbeing and inclusion in education. He is a qualitative researcher and uses a broad range of approaches, including narrative methodology, visual/participatory methods and more traditional interviews and focus groups. Jonathan’s recent projects include exploration of head teacher resilience, teacher and child mental health and the experiences of teachers who identify as LGBTQ+. Jonathan is a co-convenor of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) Special Interest Group, Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education. He is also a member of the Excellence in International Transitions Research which is led by Professor Divya Jindal-Snape. Jonathan is deeply committed to research which advances social justice. He has published widely on aspects of inclusion and social justice for marginalised groups

Programme: 5.00pm Registration / Tea & Coffee

5.30pm Lecture starts

6.30pm Q&A followed by refreshments

This inaugural lecture is a Hybrid event. Please book by 23 November if you are attending in person for catering

Audience type

Academics Current staff Current students General public



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