Sue Jackson

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Sue is Pro-Vice Master for Learning and Teaching at Birkbeck, University of London, where she is Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender.  She has recently been awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in the UK.  She is a member of several Boards and organisations, including

  • Member International Advisory board International Academic Forum, Japan
  • Chair, Asian Conferences on Education and European Conferences on Education
  • Expert advisor, adult continuing education and lifelong learning, British Council's 'Development Partnerships in Higher Education programme'
  • UK representative, UNESCO-based World Committee for Lifelong Learning
  • Executive and Council Member, Universities Association for Lifelong Learning (UALL)
  • Editorial Boards, Teaching in Higher Education; Women's Studies International Forum
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member Teaching Fund Advisory Group, Higher Education Funding Council for England (2011 to 2013)
  • Member Teaching, Quality and Student Experience Strategic Committee, Higher Education Funding Council for England (2011 to date)

Sue's research interests include lifelong learning and learner identities, especially regarding the intersections of gender, social class and age, and she supervises research students in these areas.


2007 to date only

Higher Education Academy (2013/14) 'Transforming Assessment' (£6,000)

TEMPUS IV Programme (PI Gordon College of Education, Haifa, Israel) – ‘Developing and international model for curricular reform in multicultural education and cultural diversity training of students of education and teachers’ (total grant €916,363 / to BBK €10,129)

Higher Education Academy (2012-15) Doctoral Programme Studentship ‘Impact of retention strategies on part-time mature students in higher education’ (£60,516)

Nuffield Foundation (2012-13) ‘A critical assessment of new ways of involving student mothers in higher education’ (with Callender, C) (£69,867)

Higher Education Academy Workshop and Seminar Series (2012) ‘Strategies for retention – transition and integration‘ (with King, T) (£500)

UnionLearn (2011-12) ‘Examining the benefits of participation in different kinds of learning activities provided within the framework of UnionLearn’ (with Callender, C) (£61,367)

ESRC/TSB Knowledge Transfer Partnership (2008-10) ‘Developing leadership skills, global citizenship and intercultural communicative competence among young people’, with Raleigh International and Zhu Hua (£82,618)

ESRC RES-148-25-0022 (2007) Intersecting identities: Women’s spaces of sociality in post-colonial London (Identities and Social Action Programme), 1 year project continuation - £14,348 (October 1 2007-September 30 2008) : first stage of project, South Asian and White Women’s Spaces of Sociality and Celebration’, led by Brah A. (1/2005-9/2007 - £215,000)



2007 to date only:



Challenges and Inequalities in Lifelong Learning and Social Justice (2013) (edited book) London: Routledge

Lifelong Learning and Social Justice: communities, work and identities in a globalised world (2011) (edited book) Leicester, NIACE

Gendered choices: learning, work, identities in lifelong learning (2011)(co-edited book, with Malcolm, I. and Thomas, K.), Dordrecht: Springer Academic Press

Innovations in lifelong learning: critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational learning (2010)(edited book), London: Routledge

Challenges and negotiations for women in higher education (2007) (co-edited book, jointly with Letherby, G. and Cotterill, P.) Dordrecht: Springer Academic Press

Reconceptualising lifelong learning: feminist interventions (2007) (co-authored book with Burke, P.) London: Routledge

 Articles in refereed journals 

“Foundations for learning?: foundation degrees, learner identities and part-time learners”, International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning, November 2012 (5:1)

“Supporting part-time learners in higher education: equalities and inequalities”, Journal of Social Inclusion: Special issue – Social Inclusion in Higher Education, 3:1, May 2012, pp 58-70

“‘Lost ladies’: Lifelong learning and community participation for older women”, Studies in the Education of Adults, 44:1, Spring 2012 pp 21-34 

“Learning through social spaces: migrant women and lifelong learning in post-colonial London”, International Journal of Lifelong Education - Special issue: ‘Lifelong Education in the Age of Transnational Migration’, 29:2, 2010, pp 237-254

“Higher education, mature students and employment goals: policies and practices in the UK” Journal of Vocational Education and Training, (with Jamieson, A.)61:4 2009 pp 399-411

"Diversity, Identity and Belonging: Women's Spaces of Sociality" The International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Volume 8:3 2008 pp 147-154

“Freire re-viewed” Educational Theory, 57:2, pp199-213 2007

Chapters in books

“Learning through social spaces: migrant women and lifelong learning in postcolonial London” in Guo, S. (ed) (2013) Transnational migration and lifelong learning, Abingdon: Routledge

“Lifelong learning in later years: choices and constraints for older women” (with Etienne, J.) in Jackson et al (2010) Gendered choices: Learning, Work, Identities in Lifelong Learning, Dordrecht: Springer Academic Press

“Beyond the home: informal learning and community practice for older women” (with Etienne, J.) in Jackson (ed) (2010) Innovations in lifelong learning: critical perspectives on diversity, participation and vocational learning, London: Routledge

“Living London: Women negotiating identities in a post-colonial city” (2009) in Wetherell, M. (ed) Identity in the 21st Century: New Trends in Changing Times Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan (with Cox, R., Khatwa, M. and Kiwan, D)

“Women and Work/Life Balance: A Higher Education Perspective” (with Loumansky A and Goodman S) in Cotterill P, Jackson S and Letherby G (eds) (2007) Challenges and negotiations for women in higher education, Dordrecht: Springer Press



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