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Professor Bryony Hoskins has a chair in Comparative Social Science at the University of Roehampton. She is a world leading expert on citizenship education specialising in inequalities and political socialisation across Europe and the Middle East. Her latest book is on Education, Democracy and Inequality: Political Engagement and Citizenship Education in Europe and is published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Professor Hoskins has an excellent track record regarding funded research including having won more than one million pounds of funding in the last year for 2 large EU Horizon grants; ‘Gender Empowerment through Politics in Classrooms’ (704,872.35 Euros for Professor Hoskins), ‘Strategies for achieving equity and inclusion in education, training and learning in democratic Europe’ (359 371.25 Euros for Professor Hoskins), a Leverhulme project ‘Measuring and assessing the democratic performance of education systems’ (£36,269.00 for Professor Hoskins) and a 6th repeat funding of 105,667.37 US dollars from UNICEF towards measuring Life Skills and Citizenship Education in the Middle East and North Africa. Other recent funded research projects include ‘The Skills Imperative 2035: Essential Skills for tomorrow’s workforce’ (Funded by the Nuffield Foundation) and ‘Post-16 Educational Trajectories and Social Inequalities in Political Engagement (Funded by the Nuffield Foundation).
Professor Hoskins has an exceptional record on knowledge exchange and impact and in collaboration with international organisations, UNICEF, World Bank, Council of Europe and UNESCO, has previously developed assessment instruments to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching 21st century/life skills within schools. These experiences were developed into a case study that was a 4* Ref2021 submission. Sociology | University of Roehampton, London
Professor Hoskins has 6 years of policy experience having previously worked at the Council of Europe in France leading on youth research, at the European Commission in Belgium and then in Italy leading the development of indicators on Active Citizenship.
Professor Hoskins is currently supervising PhD students including;
Lanora Callahan - Measuring the socioemotional impact of dance amongst disadvantaged and ethnic minority youth: a random control, mixed method approach
Tuba Tayfun Kayalarli – Identifying the role of community organisations in the integration of Turkish-speaking migrant women in London
Her recently successful PhD students are;
Dr Jinyu Yang: whose PhD was on Learning Citizenship and Political Engagement at University in the UK and China. This study is using mixed method research including the analysis of the Citizenship Education Longitudinal data to explore if university has an effect on engagement and establish which methods are effective.
Dr LiYuan Liu: Whose Phd was on Exploring the Relationship between Education, Economy and Individual Civic Attitudes in Europe and Asia. This study is quantitative and uses multilevel modelling to analyse World Values Survey and the IEA International Citizenship and Civic education Study data to identify if education plays a mediating role between the economic situation in a country and civic attitudes.
Professor Hoskins is particularly interested in supervising new postgraduate research in the following areas:
- citizenship education and Political socialisation
- Inequalities and political engagement
- The effect of the economic crisis on Citizenship
- Comparative research on political engagement across Europe
If you are student who is interested in undertaking a PhD in these areas, please contact her by email.
1/02/23 → 31/12/26
STRIDE: Strategies for achieving equity and inclusion in education, training and learning in democratic Europe
1/03/24 → 28/02/27
Hoskins, B. & Janmaat, G.
2/01/24 → 31/12/28
Gender Gap in Confidence to get involved in politics: How to reduce it by making citizenship education inclusive (Policy brief)Hoskins, B., García-Albacete, G. & Hubert, A., 15 Feb 2023
Research output: Other contribution › peer-review
Mara, A., Hoskins, B. & Dinh, K., 16 Oct 2023, (Submitted)
Research output: Other contribution
G-EPIC Work Package 1 Country report United Kingdom Context analysis of intersectional gender (in)equality in politicsMara, A., Hoskins, B., Traore, C. & Dinh, K., 28 Jun 2023, (Submitted) 30 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
G-EPIC Work Package 1 Policy report United Kingdom: Cross-national report on regulations and policies addressing political inequalityMara, A. & Hoskins, B., 26 Sept 2023, (Submitted)
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
The evidence on educational methods for political engagement. In Who’s Afraid of Political Education? (pp. 147-162). Policy Press.Kerr, D. & Hoskins, B., 2 May 2023, In Who’s Afraid of Political Education? (pp. 147-162). . Policy Press, p. 147-162
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-reviewOpen Access
Professor Hoskins presented her policy brief, ‘Gender Gap in Confidence to get involved in politics: How to reduce it by making citizenship education inclusive’ at the YOUNG IN: co-creating evidence-based solutions for the future Stakeholders forum on 21 February 2023.
Bryony Hoskins (Presenter)21 Feb 2023
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Public speaking engagements
Professor Hoskins presented at the seminar for academics involved in international large-scale assessments (ILSAs) in education in Denmark Title, ‘Understanding gender inequality in political self-efficacy in early adolescents: different measures, different gender gaps
Bryony Hoskins (Invited speaker)25 Oct 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an academic event › Participation in academic workshop, seminar, courseFile
Prof Hoskins spoke and advised on implementing the Life Skills and Citizenship Education instrument to the Ministries of Education from the countries in Africa and the Middle East in the meeting co-hosted by UNICEF and UNESCO in Amman, Jordan.
Bryony Hoskins (Advisor)1 Feb 2023 → 2 Feb 2023
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Contribution to the work of non-academic organisations
Prof Hoskins attended the Kickoff meeting in Brussels for the €3 million multinational, European research project designed to support the development of political self-confidence of girls from less advantaged backgrounds, launched at the ‘YOUNG IN: co-creating evidence-based solutions for the future’ Stakeholders forum.
Bryony Hoskins (Contributor)20 Feb 2023
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Affiliation to non-academic organisation
Prof Bryony Hoskins and Dr Lanora Callahan (Organiser) oversaw the G-EPIC Project co -construction workshop with secondary school citizenship education teachers.1 Nov 2023
Activity: Public engagement and outreach › Workshop and other training