School of Education and Sociology


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Dr Sukh Hamilton

  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5043
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  • Department: School of Education and Sociology
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Sukh’s academic background is within the field of SEN (Special Educational Needs) and SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health) in particular. She has worked as an interpreter, a teacher, a SENCO and as an Independent Inclusion Consultant prior to joining the University of Portsmouth.  Sukh is a member of  the Faculty Ethics Committee, and also the MICE (‘Mental Health in Childhood and Education’) Hub which consists of a wide range of professionals including academics nationally and internationally, as well as charities and local partners (PCC and the Roberts Centre) who research projects related to mental health and wellbeing.  

Teaching Responsibilities

Sukh is both personal tutor and course tutor on a range of degrees which include: Foundation Degree Learning Support, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Psychology and BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology.


  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Special Educational Needs (specifically SEMH in young people)
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Global/Social Justice

Current Research

Sukh has researched (and published) in the following areas: bereavement, loss and children’s voice, troubled families, as well as BME students and attainment. She is due to complete her PhD, which looks at the role izzat plays in the educational attainment of British women of Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani heritage, by 2018.


Research profile

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