Dr Lyvinia Elleschild

Dr Lyvinia Elleschild

Lecturer in Sociology

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


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’.

 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.

 2001-2009: Associate Lecturer, Sociology, University of Plymouth.

Teaching interests

At present I am teaching Drugs and Drug Use in Society, Gender and Society, and contribute various sociology lectures (sociology of the body, death and dying, gender and sexuality).