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Wendy Russell

Part-Time Academic Staff

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BA (Hons) |French |Lancaster University |1977

Membership of professional bodies


Teaching & Research


Wendy teaches undergraduate & postgraduate online courses on Perspectives on Play, Perspectives on Playwork, Social Policy, Ethics. Her transdisciplinary approach draws on geography, philosophy & sociology as well as psychology & biology.


Commission by IPA to write paper (with Stuart Lester) to support campaign for a General Comment on article 31 of the UNCRCWelsh Government’s Play Sufficiency Duty (with Stuart Lester)Co-creating an Adventure Playground (with Stuart Lester & Hackney Play Association)Sharing Memories of Adventure Playgrounds  


More publications from Wendy Russell can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Subject for media interview

Children's play

Professional positions

Member of editorial board of International Journal of Play; invited guest reviewer for Children, Children's Geographies, Leisure Studies.