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Research interests

Marisol is a part-time doctoral researcher at the University of Brighton. Her PhD research project explores how secondary schools that claim success in engaging disadvantaged parents do so in practice, to help achieve better outcomes for their children. The aim of the project is to find out what these schools are doing and what we can learn from it.

Scholarly biography

Marisol holds two first class degrees with honours: one in diplomatic studies from International University (Austria) and in early years teaching from Kingston University (UK).  The former was a fully funded studentship where she received several awards for her academic achievements. Marisol holds a postgraduate qualification in child centred interprofessional practice from Kingston University (London).  She completed the early years professional status, and has 10 years of leadership experience in early years. She has held a variety of roles in early years settings and primary schools in Austria and UK. Marisol’s particular areas of expertise include child development, supporting bilingual children, leadership and management. Marisol is also an experienced early years inspector.  She is a volunteer at Boingboing -Resilience Research and Practice (www.boingboing.org.uk).  

Approach to teaching

Over the years, Marisol mentored many early years candidates to help them complete their qualifications successfully. She is currently supporting the improvement team in East Sussex to support early years staff and parents in the county.


  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform

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