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Dr Sarah Richards

Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Social Policy specialising in childhood

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Dr Sarah Richards

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

T: 01473 338563

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Sarah is the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Science and Humanities. She is an Associate Professor of social policy specialising in childhood. She has over twenty years of teaching experience in higher education and international schools. 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 the deputy chair of the university ethics committee. Sarah is founding member and co- leader of the Centre for the study of Children and Childhood and a co-founder 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.