Amanda Sheehy


PhD Student

Institute of Education

Research Degree Students

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Amanda is a part-time PhD student in the School of Education at the University of Worcester and continues to work as a teacher at a primary school in Worcester.

Amanda’s PhD research concerns how teachers’ gender construction can impact on their pupils. She is conducting a qualitative study into how primary schools can promote gender equality by encouraging teachers to reflect upon their own constructions of gender and examine their pedagogical approaches. As a community of practice, a group of teachers will collaborate to develop an audit tool based on their own reflections on gender stereotypes and their own pedagogical development. Through one-to-one interviews and focus group discussions, data will be gathered representing the experiences of the individuals and of the group, seeking reflections on gender perspectives. As a practitioner action research project, these reflections will inform practice with the purpose of promoting gender equality in the classroom and minimising stereotyping.  

Her supervisors are Dr Carla SolvasonDr Mandy Duncan and Dr Karen Hanson.


  • BSc (Hons) Geography, University College London, 1998
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Education, University of Worcester, 2006