Sophia Gowers

Research Associate
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 2395

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BSc (Hons) (Leicester), PGCE (Northampton), MA (Open), EdD (Sheffield)

I am a research associate, having joined the Law School in 2019.  My background is in Education and I have over 8 years of classroom experience in schools and early years settings.  I initially trained as both a Primary School Teacher and Early Years Professional, before completing the National Award for SEN Coordination and an MA in Leadership and Management.

I completed a Doctorate of Education (EdD) at the University of Sheffield and have previously taught on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, primarily in the areas of SEND and Early Childhood Studies.  I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


I am a research associate, working with Professor Dawn Watkins on FORTITUDE; a 5 year ESRC funded research project aiming to improve the legal capability of children and young people.

My research interests include participatory and visual methods, digital literacies and the multimodal practices of young children.

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