My name is Elsie Whittington and over the last five years, I have taught across a range of disciplines including Social work, Education, Sociology, Criminology and Childhood and Youth Studies. Over this time I have also researched a range of topics including, but not limited to, sexual health and wellbeing, sexual violence, safeguarding children, youth participation, sex and relationships education, and digital pedagogies.
Before joining Manchester Metropolitan University I worked and studied at the University of Sussex, in Brighton.
Here I taught as an associate tutor and lecturer for Sociology, Social Work, and Childhood and Youth studies gaining experience teaching and supervising at Postgraduate and Undergraduate level.
I also worked, and sat on the steering group, for the Centre for Innovation and Research In Childhood and Youth for three years supporting its development as a university-wide, and internationally recognised center for interdisciplinary and collaborative research.
I currently contribute to and teach on the following units within the Criminology and Sociology Programmes
Level 4: Understanding Criminology
Level 5 & 6: Youth in Crisis
Level 6: The Criminological Imagination
Level 6: Applied Dissertations
Sex and relationships education
Participatory research methods and collaborative enquiry
Practice-based and applied research
Youth Work and Social Pedagogy