Sarah Misra

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Education

Before moving into Higher Education in 2011, I enjoyed a varied career in Primary Education and worked as a teacher across all year groups in a variety of schools and within Senior Management Teams. I also played a key role in developing clusters in the Cheshire East LEA which prepared me well for setting up and managing School Direct clusters in my present role. I also enjoy being part of the EdD (Doctorate in Education) and PhD Teams where I have responsibility for student supervision.

Professional memberships and activities

Member of Chartered College


Academic qualifications

2020: Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) Staffordshire Uni

2018: Doctorate in Education University of Chester

2012: Masters’ in SEN/D Education (Distinction) MMU & Edge Hill Universities

2011: The Dyslexia Award MMU

2010: National Award in Special Educational Needs (Distinction) MMU

1996: Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Keele University

1994: BA (Hons) History of Art & Design (2:1) Staffordshire University

1994: BA (Hons) Business Studies (2:1) Staffordshire University


Foundation subjects

Behaviour management


Creative research

Students with parental responsibility

Research interests

Social justice

Gender equality

Delivery of a rich and broad quality primary curriculum

Creative and inclusive methods of qualitative research including storytelling and arts-based research


Primary PGCE

Undergraduate Teacher Training


Phillips, L. Zavros-Orr, A, Misra, S. and Johnson, H. (2020) “: Creating Spaces of Motherhood in Patriarchal Contexts” (Chapter in Henderson, L. et al eds (2020) (Re)birthing the Feminine in Academe, Palgrave-Macmillan)

Misra, S. (2019) “The Plastic Ceiling Project: Using Arts Based Research to Explore Mothers’ Pain” (International Journal of Art and Design Education)

2019, Misra, S. “Juggling Motherhood” (invited guest lecture, Edge Hill University April 2019)

2018, Misra, S. “Using Visual Methodologies to Make the Unseen, Seen” (invited guest lecture, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada)

2018, Misra, S. International Art Based Research Exhibition “From Mittens to Barbies” at The Tate Liverpool 12-18 March

Webster, M. & Misra, S. (2016) “Teaching the Primary Foundation Subjects” (Open University Press)

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021