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Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader, Childhood Studies
Education & Community Studies
PhD, RSA, PGCE, BA
Dr Mary-Clare Martin is a social historian specialising in the history of childhood, youth movements and social welfare, c. 1740–1950. She has developed a number of curriculum areas on the multi-disciplinary Childhood and Education Studies degrees such as adolescence in historical and global context, the representation of childhood in literature for adults and children, and the history of educational ideas and of equal opportunity issues.
She has previously taught in infants’ schools in the London Borough of Brent, English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) with adults, English as a foreign language (EFL) in Italy, and in a residential Local Education Authority (LEA) school. She has four doctoral students and teaches historical research methods on the Doctorate of Education programme.
Her other responsibilities include representing The Academic Council for The School of Education. She is convenor of The University of Greenwich History Research Seminar and co-convenor of The University of Greenwich School of Education Research Seminar.