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Natalie Heath


  • Teaching Associate

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(+44) 01223 767542


  • MA: Theology and Education Studies (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)
  • PGCE: Early Years (University of Cambridge)
  • MPhil Educational Research Methods (University of Cambridge)
  • PhD (Institute of Education, University of London)

Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

  • British Educational Research Association (BERA)

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My PhD research focussed on teachers and students experiences of school choice. My main research interests are in educational inequalities and social exclusion. I am responsible for teaching undergraduate sociology, including a course on social exclusion and supervising undergraduate research projects. I combine my academic interests with a love of teaching early years and currently teach in the Foundation Stage part time alongside my academic work.

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Research Topics

  • School Choice
  • Educational Inequality
  • Social Exclusion
  • Social Capital

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Heath, N. (2008) Veiled and overt school choice: a consideration of the ways in which different forms of school choice affect student experiences. British Educational Research Journal 2008, iFirst Article, 1-18.

Lupton, R., Heath, N. and Salter, E. (2008) (Book chapter, Book title to be confirmed edited by Hills, J., Sefton, T. and Stewart, K.) Chapter 4: Education: New Labour's Top Priority (Under Review)

Heath, N. (2004) Comprehensive Schooling: In need of definition? FORUM 46:2