Professor Angela O' Sullivan

Job: Professor of Inclusive Practice in Teaching & Learning

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences

Research group(s): Centre for Pedagogic Research

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 207 8821




Research group affiliations

  • Centre for Pedagogic Research

Research interests/expertise

  • Education of Children in Care
  • Care leavers and HE
  • Widening Participation
  • Inclusivity

Areas of teaching

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Diversity & Inclusivity


  • BSc(Hons) Science and the Environment
  • PhD Plant Molecular Biology

Courses taught

  • BSc Human Communication
  • BSc Healthcare Science
  • BSc Biomedical Science
  • BMedSci Medical Science
  • FdSc Hearing Aid Audiology
  • BSc Forensic Science
  • PGCert HE

Honours and awards

National Teaching Fellow (2017)

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (2018)

Membership of external committees

Association of National Teaching Fellows committee member

Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence CATE-Net member 


Membership of professional associations and societies

Association of National Teaching Fellows


Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2020)

Conference attendance

Conference Presentations:

Aimhigher Tees Valley Conference (June 2005)
Aiming Higher for Young People in Public Care

The Aimhigher ‘Way Ahead’ national project for Looked After Children & Care Leavers. (November 2006)
Supporting the Raising of Aspirations, Achievement Rates & Participation in Higher Education of Looked After Children & Care Leavers.

Worcestershire County Council Aimhigher Conference (April 2007)
Raising Aspirations for our Looked after Children and Care Leavers

8th International Looking after Children Conference (July 2008)
Care Matters: Transforming Lives – Improving Outcomes.

Conference Workshops:

Action on Access Annual Conference (December 2006)
Breaking Down the Barriers to Higher Education for Looked After Children

European First Year Experience Conference (June 2014)
Supporting HE Transition for Disadvantaged Student Groups

Professional esteem indicators

University Teacher Fellow
Buttle UK Champion
Reviewer for British Adoption & Fostering Journal
STEM Ambassador