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Dr Sarah Richards

Head of the Graduate School and Associate Professor of Social Policy specialising in childhood studies

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Dr Sarah Richards

Sarah was appointed Head of the Graduate School in 2021. Prior to this role she was an Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Science and Humanities for three years. She is an Associate Professor of social policy specialising in Childhood Studies and has twenty years of teaching experience in higher education. At the University of Suffolk, she has taught across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses where her teaching primarily focuses on social policy and research methods. Sarah’s publications feature her work on international adoption policy and longstanding critical interest in methodological and ethical debates on research with children. She is chair of the University PGR Ethics Committee and a founding member of the biennial Children and Childhood Conference programme. Sarah has a PhD from University College London, an MA in Social Policy and a 1st class Honours degree in Childhood Studies and Social Policy.