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Dr Ellen McHugh
Senior Lecturer in Education

Gaskell Building 051


Ellen is a Senior 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, King's College London

BA (Hons) Geography and Archaeology, University of Manchester


Assessment Block Leader for ED1805 Education and Research 1 and ED2803 Education and Research 2

Supervisory and personal tutoring responsibilities across the Department of Education.

Newest selected publications

Moreau, M-P., Hoskins, K. and McHugh, E. (2023) 'Precarious Transitions Project: Final Report'. Available at:


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, JM. and Chappell, A. (eds.) The Palgrave MacMillan Handbook of Auto/Biography.. London : Palgrave/MacMillan. pp. 263 - 284. ISBN 10: 3-030-31974-1. ISBN 13: 978-3-030-31973-1. 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
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