Staff

photo_liztoddProfessor Liz Todd

Professor Educational Inclusion
More about my work: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/staff/profile/liztodd

Email: liz.todd@ncl.ac.uk

Liz engages in research with a strong social justice agenda, being known for her work on the interaction between communities and schools, the engagement of young people in development and research, and respectful democratic approaches to change (personal and organisational). For the last 14 years she has directed many funded projects looking at community orientated and extended schooling.


photo_lauramazzolismithDr Laura Mazzoli Smith

Research Excellence Academy Fellow
More about my work: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/staff/profile/lauramazzolismith

Email: laura.mazzolismith@ncl.ac.uk

My research lies within what can be broadly thought of as the sociology of education. I am interested in better understanding the relationship of out-of-school processes to academic achievement, particularly in relation to the contradiction which lies at the heart of an ostensibly meritocratic system that disproportionately and consistently rewards the most privileged groups of learners.


photo_karenlaingKaren Laing

Senior Research Associate
More about my work: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ecls/staff/profile/kjclaing

Email: k.j.c.laing@ncl.ac.uk

Most of my work has been around interventions and support for vulnerable children and families, from a social policy perspective, but crossing disciplinary boundaries in family law, criminology, social work, and education. I am currently working in and around schools, primarily involved in evaluation, which enables me to maintain my research interests in multi-disciplinary working, social justice, and participation.


Social Justice and Education works within the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching. We are part of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University.