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Dr Ellen McHugh

Dr Ellen McHugh
Lecturer in Education

Gaskell Building 051


Ellen is a Lecturer in Education. Her research interests lie in transnationalism, migration, belonging, welfare and young people. She has extensive experience of working with hard-to-reach groups, with a particular focus on student experience and retention.


PhD, Geography, University of Reading

MA, Tourism, Environment and Development, Kings College London

BA (Hons) Geography and Archaeology, University of Manchester


Assessment Block Leader for ED1805 and ED2803

Supervisory and personal tutoring responsibilities across the Department of Education.

Newest selected publications

Ince, C., Chappell, A. and McHugh, E. (2021) 'University Students from Military Families: The Same but Different'. Place of publication: Brunel Uiiversity London. Available at: Access Link


Chappell, A., Wainwright, E., McHugh, E. and Gilhooly, K. (2020) 'The Experiences of Undergraduate Commuter Students'. Place of publication: Brunel University London.Open Access Link


Wainwright, E., Marandet, E. and McHugh, E. (2020) 'Spatiality and auto/biographical narratives of encounter in social housing', in Parsons, J. and Chappell, A. (eds.) The Palgrave MacMillan Handbook of Auto/Biography.. Palgrave/MacMillan. pp. 1 - 17.Open Access Link

Book chapter

Wainwright, E., Chappell, A. and McHugh, E. (2019) 'Widening participation and a student ‘success’ assemblage: the materialities and mobilities of university'. Population, Space and Place, 26 (3). ISSN: 1544-8444 Open Access Link

Journal article

Wainwright, E., McHugh, E., Gilhooly, K., Hills, L., Ryder, D. and Langston, C. (2018) 'What works? Evaluation of the DOSH financial capability programme'. Place of publication: Brunel University London. Available at: Access Link

More publications(8)