LIZ RICHARDS

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    Biography

    Having worked as a Finance and Retail Network Manager for Post Office Counters Limited, Liz returned to Higher Education in 2004, and has been working here at Edge Hill since 2008, initially part time, lecturing for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Faculty of Health, and in Widening Participation. A full-time lecturer working on the Childhood and Youth and Early Childhood Studies programmes since 2011, Liz teaches in several areas, specializing in law and social policy for Childhood and Youth and Early Childhood Studies.

    Research Interests

    With a particular interest in children’s rights, equality and social justice, her research includes exploration of policy relating to behaviour management in early years settings; sex/sexuality education law and policy for children of primary school age and critical perspectives on the teaching of equality to undergraduate Childhood Studies students.

    Current Teaching

    • SPY1103 Children and Young People in Society – module leader
    • SPY2123 Child Welfare Family and the State – module leader
    • SPY2126 Promoting Equality in Childhood – module leader
    • SPY3106 Critical Perspectives on Children’s Health and Wellbeing – module leader
    • SPY3001 Supervisor for BA (Hons) Dissertations
    • SPY4006 Supervisor for MA Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies) Dissertations

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Teaching in Higher Education (with Distinction), PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2013

    Research (with Distinction), PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2010

    Childhood and Youth Studies and Sociology (1st Class), BA, Lancaster University

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2008

    Keywords

    • H Social Sciences
    • Child Welfare; Wellbeing; Poverty; Inequality; Children's RightsLaw and Policy
    • L Education
    • Inequality; Behaviour Management; Governmentality; Children's Rights

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