Amanda Henshall Faculty of Education & Health

Amanda Henshall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich.

Amanda joined the university in 2012, initially as a research fellow, and promoted to senior lecturer in 2013 as course leader on Supporting Learners with Additional Needs (Level 5) foundation degree. She was also a seminar tutor on two, Year 1 core courses: Education Children and Society, and Childhood in Social and Cultural Perspectives. In addition, Amanda supervised several Year 3 inquiry projects in both childhood studies and education studies.

Previously, Amanda was a research officer at the National Children's Bureau (NCB), a voluntary sector organisation that provided Amanda with practical and applied research experience. Here she worked on national and government-funded mixed methods studies projects, small scale projects evaluating organisations and services, and a diverse range of topics such as provision for pupils with special educational needs; persistent non-attendance of white working class girls; child and adolescent mental health services; play; and young people's participation in research.

Prior to joining the NCB, Amanda worked as a freelance researcher on a widening participation project at the University of the Arts, funded by the National Arts Learning Network (NALN). She was also a research officer at the Institute of Education, working on an EU-funded project on citizenship education. She was also a research manager at the former Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, where she worked on a variety of curriculum monitoring projects.

Amanda's PhD in Educational Research was awarded by the University of Lancaster in 2001. Her thesis was entitled Talking books: Teachers on teaching texts by women on A level English literature courses; this empirical study built on her background as a secondary school teacher of English.

Posts held previously:

  • 2012, Research Fellow, University of Greenwich
  • 2007-11, Research Officer, National Children's Bureau