Samuel Stones

Leeds Beckett UniversityUnited Kingdom

Samuel is an Associate Researcher in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University and Associate Leader of maths, computing, economics and business at a secondary school and sixth form college in North Yorkshire. Samuel has also secured a prestigious doctoral scholarship within the Carnegie School of Education. This enables him to work in partnership with our Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and to explore and research the role of schools in advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion. Samuel\'s research outputs are linked with the Centre for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education and the Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools at Leeds Beckett University. His research explores the experiences of teachers who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, with specific emphasis on the impact of sexual orientation on teacher identity and mental health. Samuel\'s research explores issues of social justice and inclusion, particularly in relation to mental health, special educational needs, sexual orientation and gender identity. He is particularly interested in the factors which shape agency, identities and resilience of teachers with non-normative gender identities and sexual orientations. Samuel is also interested in how identities intersect and multiple forms of marginalisation, oppression and discrimination which occur from intersectional minority identities in children, young people and teachers. Samuel draws on the work of Foucault to explore the ways in which discourses create people as subjects and objects of power, with a focus on educational settings. He also draws on Queer Theory and Critical Psychology to question some of the traditional assumptions about sexuality, disability and race. He embraces postmodern and poststructuralist perspectives on inclusion. Samuel has recently co-authored the Supporting LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Education series with Professor Jonathan Glazzard. This exciting series is contemporary and accessible. It synthesises key research on LGBTQ+ inclusion in a range of educational settings and highlights implications for practice. Additionally, Samuel has co-authored a Positive Mental Health series and he continues to work with several publishers including Critical Publishing and Sage.