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Dr Stephen Leverett

Profile summary

Professional biography

Stephen is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, working mainly in the Children, Young People and Families area. He is currently module lead for K218 Working with children, young people and families and co module lead for K101 An introduction to health and social care.  

Research interests

Children, Young People and Families 

Critical understandings of parenting knowledge, expertise and education 

Parenting and distance

Student experiences of health and social care distance learning 


Teaching interests

KE312 Working together for children 

K218 Work with children, young people and families

E102 Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology 

K101 Introduction to Health and Social Care

Impact and engagement



External collaborations

Academic consultant for the OU on the BBC Production Child of Our Time 2013

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Children and Young People Research GroupGroupFaculty of Health and Social Care


Success of distance learning graduates and the role of intrinsic motivation (2020)
Simons, Joan; Leverett, Stephen and Beaumont, Kythe
Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 35(3) (pp. 277-293)

Children and young people's spaces: developing practice (2011)
Foley, Pam and Leverett, Stephen eds.
ISBN : 9780230280090 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke

Graduates perceptions of success in online study: what makes a difference? (2018-10)
Simons, Joan and Leverett, Stephen
In : Global Online Summit (16-18 Oct 2018, Toronto)