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Professor SALTMARSH, Sue

Professor SALTMARSH, Sue

Professor, Department of Early Childhood Education; Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies), Faculty of Education and Human Development


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Research Output

Area(s) of Expertise:

  • Sociological and cultural studies of education
  • Parent-school engagement
  • Everyday life and cultural practices
  • Global childhood studies
  • Children's literature

Prior to joining EdUHK, Professor Sue Saltmarsh was a Professor of Early Childhood in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia.

She is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in sociological and cultural studies in education, childhood and children’s literature. She has expertise in qualitative methodologies, including ethnography, social semiotics and discourse analysis, and her research is informed by theories of everyday life, violence and cultural practices. She has conducted research across a range of early childhood settings, in primary and secondary schools, in higher education, and in policy and community contexts, most recently focusing on relationships between parents and schools during periods of family crises, as well as on the ways that national and global crises are implicated in social constructions of childhood and children's lived experience. Her recent ARC Discovery project focuses on the everyday lives and learning of children who are growing up in global cities in the Asia Pacific. She has served on a number of national and international research committees, as well as on Human Research Ethics Committees in the university and health sectors, and is a founding Co-editor of the journal Global Studies of Childhood.