School of Education and Continuing Studies


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Ms Sukh Hamilton

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


My academic background is within the field of Special Educational Needs and SEBD in particular and I have worked as a teacher and a SENCO and as an Independent Inclusion Consultant prior to joining the University of Portsmouth. I am a member of the Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee, the Faculty Ethics Committee, the School of Education Research Committee, and the University Gender Group.

Teaching Responsibilities

Personal Tutor: Foundation Degree Learning Support, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies/ BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies

Course Tutor:  Foundation Degree Learning Support, BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies/ BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

Year 1 Lead Tutor: BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies/ BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies with Psychology/ BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies with Psychology

Research Interests

  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Special Educational Needs (specifically Social Emotional Behavioural Difficulties / Sensory Dysfunction)
  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Global/Social Justice

Current Research

  • PhD due to finish 2015.
  • Troubled Families –research on a local programme (2013-2015)
  • Emotional Literacy and Regulation
  • Grief, Trauma, and Bereavement



  • Learning & Teaching award (£3000) looking at BME Students’ learning and attainment, University of Portsmouth, DCQE, 2010-2011.
  • Foundation Direct Grant (£3500), E-Mentoring. University of Portsmouth, 2009- 2011


  • ‘Whose grief is it anyway?’ Pain, Illness, Trauma, and Death in Childhood Conference. University of Greenwich. January 2014.(with Ayesha Hamilton)
  • ‘Liberation within a box?’ Cultural mediation and emerging identities amongst British BIP (Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani) women. Annual Postgraduate Conference in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. University of Portsmouth. May 2013
  • No Problem Here?!: Staff and student voices on BME student attainment. Christmas   Learning & Teaching Conference. University of Portsmouth. Dec 2011 (with Rachel Hudson, & Wendy Sims-Schouten)
  • Down the Rabbit Hole. The First ‘reflective practice' Gathering. Zakynthos.  July 2011. (With Chris Neanon)
  • Talking Heads. Reflections on Peer Support in HE.  Unpublished conference paper.  March 2011. (with Chris Neanon)
  • The Digital Tourist’s Rough Guide to E-mentoring. Authentic Learning Symposium, Santa Barbara, USA.  Aug 2010. (with Sarah Fielding)