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Staff Profile

Dr Margaret Meredith

Senior Lecturer

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I have worked as a senior lecturer at York St John since 2006. I am currently Module 1 director on the EdD programme, which aims to assist students in critically reflecting on their professional journey and the links between their professional biographies and their practice. I co-lead the Masters in Education programme and am Post-Graduate Research Co-Lead for the School of Education, Language and Psychology. I supervise PhD and EdD students in Education.

My research interests include social justice in and through higher education and my forthcoming book ‘Universities and epistemic justice in a plural world: Knowing better’ addresses the issue of justice in the domain of knowledge in universities. My interests are cross-disciplinary and for this reason I founded and co-convene the cross-school Higher Education Research Group at York St John. I believe in collaborative practices in research and other academic work to ensure greater diversity of thinking.

Before joining York St John University, I worked as a youth worker and then a primary school teacher, both in the United Kingdom and in Spain. My first role at the University was in Initial Teacher Education.


I teach on courses in education, including the primary wider curriculum module for undergraduates and postgraduates. In 2020 to 2021, I have become part of the Ed.D programme team.


Social Enterprise Project

Between 2012 and 2015 I coordinated an international Erasmus Mundus project about the social economy. This resulted in a handbook for higher education in 3 languages and an international conference held at York St John in September 2015.

See project website and handbook

See conference video

This, and the process of intercultural working and dialogue, are forming the backbone of my PhD studies. I have recently presented papers and posters at a number of conferences, such as Society for Research into Higher Education and European Educational Research Association.


Book chapters and journal articles

Meredith, M (2023) Whose knowledge counts? In McNiff, J. Representations of the academic: Challenging assumptions in higher education. Routledge.

Meredith, M., & Quiroz-Niño, C. (2022) Facilitating knowledge democracy in a global North/South academic collaboration. Educational Action Research, 30 (5), pp. 810-827. DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2020.1866632

Meredith, M. (2021) Academic practice and public engagement through the lens of Hannah Arendt’s public sphere of action. Cambridge Journal of Education, 51 (6) pp. 751 -763. DOI: 10.1080/0305764X.2021.1926928

Economía social y solidaria en la Educación Superior: un espacio para la innovación [Social and solidarity economy in higher education: a space for innovation] UCC Colombia. Part of DOI:

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