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Ms Sophie Mackay

Ms Sophie Mackay


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I am a senior lecturer in Education studies in the Division of Education in the School of Law and Social Sciences. I am the Course Director for the Postgraduate Education programmes in SEND and Autism.

Additionally, I am level 6 lead for BA Education students in the final year of their undergraduate degree.

My research interests are in forest schools, outdoor learning and the relationship between childhood and society.

Prior to joining LSBU I worked as a lecturer in Children’s literature at Roehampton University. I have also worked as a primary school teacher.

I am in the third year of my Professional Doctorate in Education. The focus of my research is on parental perspectives on forest schools.

In July 2022 I completed the Lego Serious Play training and am now able to offer workshops as a qualified Lego Serious play facilitator.

I am an external examiner for the MA Education programmes at both:

The University of Bolton (Bradford College)


St. Marys University Twickenham

Courses taught

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Education (Special Educational Needs and Disability) - MA

PGCE - Primary

University of Cambridge

MA Children's Literature

Roehampton University

BA Hons Philosophy and Literature

University of Sussex


Higher Education Academy

MA Children's Literature Course Convenor (Distance Learning)
Roehampton University

Education for Social Justice Research Group (LSBU)
LSBU Space and Place Research Group
St. Mary's University Twickenham
External examiner

PGCert, PGDip and MA Education pathways in Pedagogy, Inclusive Practice and Coaching and Mentoring programmes

August 2022
December 2026
University of Bolton

External Examiner - MA Education

Third sector
March 2022
December 2025

Filter publications

Covid 19 and the Climate Emergency
Mackay, S. (2022). Covid 19 and the Climate Emergency. London South Bank University.