Dr Nathan Fretwell


Dr Nathan Fretwell
NameDr Nathan Fretwell
Job titleSenior Lecturer in Education Studies/Early Childhood Studies
Research institute
Primary appointmentEducation
Email addressN.Fretwell@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8192-5843
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Nathan Fretwell is Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood in the Department of Education at Middlesex University, UK. He has considerable experience of teaching within HE and is also an experienced qualitative researcher within the field of education. His current research centres on family support work in schools and the phenomenon of parental activism in education. Nathan’s work has been published in leading Education journals, including the British Educational Research Journal and Educational Philosophy and Theory.

Teaching

Nathan teaches across a range of modules at UG and PG levels, including modules on theory, methodology and policy in relation to the fields of education and early childhood.

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies
Middlesex University
16 Sept 2019
Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies
Middlesex University
01 Jun 2016
15 Sept 2019

Education and qualifications

PhD Philosophy
23 Jan 2015
University of Essex

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

From active to activist parenting: educational struggle and the injuries of institutionalised misrecognition

Fretwell, N. and Barker, J. 2023. From active to activist parenting: educational struggle and the injuries of institutionalised misrecognition. in: Moreau, M., Lee, C. and Okpokiri, C. (ed.) Reinventing 'the family' in uncertain times: education, policy and social justice. London Bloomsbury. pp. 187-208

Between home and school: mobilising ‘hard to reach’ parents to engage with their children’s education

Fretwell, N. 2021. Between home and school: mobilising ‘hard to reach’ parents to engage with their children’s education. in: Ross, A. (ed.) Educational Research for Social Justice: Evidence and Practice from the UK Springer International Publishing.

The new educational pastorate: link workers, pastoral power and the pedagogicalisation of parenting

Fretwell, N. 2020. The new educational pastorate: link workers, pastoral power and the pedagogicalisation of parenting. Genealogy. 4 (2). https://doi.org/10.3390/genealogy4020037

Anarchist education and the paradox of pedagogical authority

Fretwell, N. 2020. Anarchist education and the paradox of pedagogical authority. Educational Philosophy and Theory. 52 (1), pp. 55-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2019.1594196

Governing through trust: community-based link workers and parental engagement in education

Fretwell, N., Osgood, J., O'Toole, G. and Tsouroufli, M. 2018. Governing through trust: community-based link workers and parental engagement in education. British Educational Research Journal. 44 (6), pp. 1047-1063. https://doi.org/10.1002/berj.3478
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