My research and scholarship interests focus broadly on narrative and identity across the disciplines of Childhood Studies, English Literature, and Education. Previously based in Arts and Humanities, I have researched evolutionary narratives and gender identity in nineteeth-century popular fiction. I am currently working on a project on Fanfiction, wellbeing and young people's identity with the Open University Centre for Children and Young People's Wellbeing I have recently published on narrative scholarship, which reflects on teacher identity and nostalgia in Voices of Practice: Narrative Scholarship From the Margins
My teaching career started in the Primary School classroom before moving into Adult Education and Further Education. Since 2002, I have taught as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University, teaching modules in the Arts and Humanities, Children's Literature, Applied Linguistics and Childhood Studies. In 2015 I joined the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies as a Staff Tutor, and since then have primarily worked on the level 3, undergraduate module EK313 Issues in Research with Children and Young People. I continue to teach with the Open University as an Associate Lecturer on E102 Introduction to Childhood Studies and Child Psychology.
Clayson, S. (2021) 'Nostalgia and Identity', in Voices of Practice: Narrative Scholarship From the Margins ed. by Sean Michael Morris, Lucy Rai and Karen Littleton, Washington: Hybrid Pedagogy Inc.