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Dr Shrehan Lynch

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education


    I am a physical education lecturer and teacher educator at the University of East London. I teach trainee teachers on the PGCE, school direct, and apprenticeship programme. I specialise in research on teacher education, physical education, and social justice. My PhD (awarded December 2018 from the University of Alabama, USA) examined transformative pedagogies in primary and secondary physical education and teacher education. I adopt social justice and critical/feminist theories to frame my work and draw upon narrative and ethnographic inquiry. Before lecturing, I was a PE teacher in an inner-city school in London. During my PhD I worked as teaching faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and was a Qualitative Research Assistant at the University of Alabama.

    I am a passionate teacher and teacher educator and was recently awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) in 2019.


    Research Interests:

    - Sociocultural issues in physical education

    - Teaching for social good in public schools

    - Critical/transformative pedagogical approaches in higher education

    - Qualitative research methods such as visual inquiry, digital ethnography, narrative inquiry, and action based research


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    To find my recent publications please see the university repository: 



    Shrehan has an interest in equitable physical education and is co-collaborator of BAME PE. See here for my information on the social justice movement: 



    Available for doctoral supervision

    In areas: teacher education, teachers, teaching, sociocultural issues, social justice, critical and transformative pedagogies, narrative inquiry, critical autoethnography, digital ethnography