School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Change yourself and your world

Exploring and understanding human relationships, societies and culture: fact and fiction, past, present and future. Whatever your course, you will be part of an academic community which is exploring and defining how we understand human society and culture, and how we might make a positive contribution to its development.

Subject Areas

Childhood, Education and Family

Childhood 2

Criminology and Sociology

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English, History and Politics

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Social Work and Counselling

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Psychology

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Further Information

Our People

Career Overview Sarah began her career as a Registered Nurse (adult), working in a number of specialisms including medicine, haematology, oncology and care of older people. She maintains links with the nursing profession by remaining on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regist...

Dr Allison Boggis is the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies programme. Allison has taught on a variety of social science undergraduate and post-graduate courses since joining University of Suffolk in 2004. ...

CAREER OVERVIEW Wendy began her career as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. She obtained her graduate degree in Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology in 1998 at Ghent University (BEL) and subsequently worked as an SLT specializing in hearing impairment and specific lan...

Helen is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at University of Suffolk as well as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. Prior to joining University of Suffolk Helen was a Research Associate at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, where ...

Paul has more than 25 years of experience of working in the criminal justice field. ...

Dr Antonella Castelvedere is Course Leader for the BA (Hons) English Literature with Language and the BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing. She holds a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Milan and a PhD in Literature from the University of ...

Dr Amanda Hodgkinson is a novelist, journalist and lecturer in creative writing. She was the winner of the Premio Speciale Cariparma Award for European Literature 2012. Prix Agora de St Foy, 2012 and the Silver Feather Prix des Lecteurs 2013. In 2013 she won the EADT Readers Choice ...

Dr Louise Carter is a social and cultural historian of Britain, with a particular interest in the eighteenth century and issues of gender, war and identity. She received First Class Honours for her B.A. in History and a distinction for her M.A. in History from the University of Es...

Stephen is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a qualified solicitor. Stephen was enrolled as a solicitor in 2001 having completed his training contract in a high street practice in Ipswich. He then spent a year as an assistant solicitor in the same firm before moving to the Crown Prosecu...

Bernadetta is a very well-qualified sociologist, cultural anthropologist, research methodologist and educationalist. Bernadetta completed her Doctorate in Sociology at City, University of London (PhD) which was accredited by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Her resea...

Career Overview Peter’s current role is that of Post Graduate Lead for Social Work. He is also module leader on the BA Social Work for Research Methods and Mental Health and contributes to a number of other courses within University of Suffolk in specialist areas of practice and w...

Dr Christopher Huggins joined the University of Suffolk as Senior Lecturer in Politics in July 2018. Christopher was awarded his PhD from the University of Portsmouth in 2015. Before joining Suffolk, he held positions at Keele University, the University of Aberdeen and the Universit...

Career Overview Doctor Fiorentina Sterkaj is a Senior Lecturer and the Teaching and Learning Lead, for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Fiorentina is highly experienced in teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes both at Suffolk and the University of Westmi...

Jan is the Course Lead for Counselling and teaches in all years of the programme. She is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist with a particular interest in grief and bereavement. Jan has managed counselling services delivered in the health service, hospice and voluntary set...