School of Education and Sociology


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Dr Lexie Scherer

  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) English Language and Literature, MSc Social Research Methods, PGCE Early Years, PhD Sociology of Childhood
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6034
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  • Department: School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Having qualified as a teacher in 2006, I worked in an inner city school in London for two years, where I became increasingly interested in children and reading at school.  I gained an ESRC  Studentship for a Masters in Social Research Methods, and a PhD in Sociology, at the University of Surrey, completing my PhD in 2013. Current research interests focus upon the use of visual methods in research with children, and literacy practices in the school and home. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach on the full time Undergraduate Early Childhood Studies programme on:

  • Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood
  • Perspectives of Early Childhood
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Developing and Extending Children’s thinking for learning
  • Communicative Strategies
  • Research with children
  • Professional practice in early childhood
  • Acquiring Literacy


  • Mapping and reframing issues of race, ethnicity and identity in young minority children’s lives
  • Exploring family literacy practices in bilingual and EAL families
  • Children’s agency

Research profile

Explore my research profile, publications and activities on the Portsmouth Research Portal

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