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Ms Sophie Mackay

Ms Sophie Mackay

mackays@lsbu.ac.uk

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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)

and

St. Marys University Twickenham

Courses taught

BA (Hons) Education Studies

Education (Special Educational Needs and Disability) - MA

Primary - PGCE

PGCE - Primary

University of Cambridge

1998
1999
MA Children's Literature

Roehampton University

1999
2000
BA Hons Philosophy and Literature

University of Sussex

1993
1996
SFHEA

Higher Education Academy

2021
MA Children's Literature Course Convenor (Distance Learning)
Roehampton University

2004
2008
Education
Education for Social Justice Research Group (LSBU)
2022
LSBU Space and Place Research Group
2022
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.