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Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith

Post:Senior Lecturer In Higher Education (Education)
Other posts:Faculty (Centre for International Education)
 Member (Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth, Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research)
Location:ESSEX HOUSE EH 147

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877913
International:+44 1273 877913

Research expertise:
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Tamsin worked as a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sussex from 2006-2014 before moving to the School of Education and Social Work. She completed her ESRC funded doctorate at Sussex on 'Lone parents' experiences as university students: A longitudinal qualitative email study' (2009).


Tamsin is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education based in the School of Education and Social Work, and Course leader for the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE).

Community and Business


Policy work includes:

  • House of Commons Shadow Ministerial research and policy support on issues including around families, children and young people, education, and social inequalities
  • Expert advisor for the National Union of Students (NUS) on student parents (Meet the parents 2009)
  • Invited expert partiicpation in Student Loans Company Vulnerable Students Stakeholder Group


Selected recent policy engagement includes:

  • University of Sussex's Widening participation Outreach Summer Schools
  • Focus groups with Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) students around engagement with art and culture as part of an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) project
  • Interviewing local teenage parents about educational participation as part of the European Social Fund (ESF) Equal Brighton and Hove project