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Dr Alex Masardo

Senior Lecturer in Education

Alex is the Academic Subject Leader for Early Years and Education, leading and delivering the academic strategy within the EYE subject community.


I am Academic Subject Lead for Early Years & Education. I’ve held academic positions at the Universities of Bath & Birmingham & Visiting & Honorary Fellowships at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy & Centre for the Study of Global Ethics. I’ve worked on funded research from the ESRC, AHRC, HEA, SEDA & HEFCE. An Academic Associate of the HEA, I also hold FHEA, I’m a member of a number of Professional Societies & Associate Editor of Journal of Family Studies.


  • BA (Hons): Combined Studies (Law and Social Sciences), Oxford Brookes University, 2002
  • MRes: European Social Policy, University of Bath, 2003
  • PhD: Social Policy, University of Bath, 2009

Membership of professional bodies

Social Policy Association

Socio-Legal Studies Association

International Sociological Association – Committee on Family Research

Society for Research into Higher Education

Teaching & Research


Alex teaches across the range of courses within the Early Years and Education subject community in the School of Education and Humanities.


Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity

Widening Participation

The Family as Educator

Education Policy: Theory and Practice

Enhancing Academic Practice: Learning and Teaching Enhancement

Childhood, Youth and Deviance

Interventions, Organisations and Practice

Qualitative Research Methods (Researching Children’s Experience; Research and Policy: Concepts, Methods and Values)


More publications from Dr Alex Masardo can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Academic Associate of the Higher Education Academy

Subject for media interview

Shared Residence

Changing Family Forms

Parental Engagement

Learning and pedagogy

Professional positions

Associate Editor Journal of Family Studies