Dr Lyvinia Elleschild

Dr Lyvinia Elleschild

Lecturer in Sociology (Education)

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Business)


Sociology Lecturer (0.5)


1988: University of Plymouth: BA (hons) Social Policy and Administration (First Class).

1988: University of Plymouth: Diploma in Community Work.

1994: University of Bradford: MA Women’s Studies (Applied).

2004: University of Plymouth: PhD (ESRC award no. R0042929834396).

Thesis title: ‘Missing Youth’: A Discourse Analysis of Policy Formulation on ‘Child Prostitution’.

2014: Broadreach Training, Advanced Practitioner in Substance Misuse.

2015: Broadreach Training, (CPCAB) Level 3 Counselling Studies.

 Professional Employment

1989-1990: Associate Lecturer (Social Policy/ Sociology), Dept. of Social Studies, Leeds Polytechnic. Teaching: housing and planning policy, youth policy, community work, sociology for CQSW.

1990-1992: Lecturer (Social Policy/ Sociology), Faculty of Cultural and Education Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University. Teaching: housing and planning policy, youth policy, community work, sociology for CQSW, MA Feminist Studies. Course Management Team member and course development for: BA (hons) Consumer Services Management (Housing Policy) and Dip. HE Youth and Community Work.

1992-1998: Senior Lecturer (Social Policy/ Sociology), School of Applied Social Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University. Responsibilities: Social policy, sociology, youth policy, gender and social policy, sexuality studies, feminist studies, social identities, youth and community work.  Course Management: BA(hons) Social Policy and Administration; Dip HE Youth and Community Work. Course Development: BSc Sociology.

1998: Peer Education Co-ordinator, Harbour Drugs and Alcohol Advisory Service, Plymouth.

1998-1999: Doctoral Researcher (ESRC funded: Selling Sex: Young Women, Identity and Social Exclusion), Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Leeds.

1999- 2004: Doctoral Researcher (ESRC funded), School of Sociology, Politics and Law, University of Plymouth.

 2001-2015: Associate Lecturer, Sociology, University of Plymouth.

2016 onwards, Lecturer, Sociology (0.5).

Teaching interests

At present I am module lead for Culture, Structure and Experience, Gender and Society, Gender: A Social Science Critique and contribute various sociology lectures. 

Research interests

Maker Memories Research Co-ordinator: Maker Memories is a community-led project designed to capture the diverse histories and socio-cultural value of Maker Heights. The project is led by Maker with Rame CIC, supported by The Box and working in collaboration with Sociology and Media Arts at the University of Plymouth.