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Paul Horton

Senior Associate Professor


Paul Horton’s main research interests are school bullying, schooling, power relations, gender, and sexuality. His doctoral research focused on school bullying and power relations and was conducted in the northern Vietnamese port city of Haiphong. His postdoctoral research was focused on LGBT rights and the politics of recognition and was conducted in the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. His current research focus is on understanding how school bullying is related to the social, institutional, cultural, and historical contexts within which it occurs.

Paul has published in numerous international journals, and has also presented at international conferences in a number of countries, including Vietnam, Canada, Portugal, England, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. His teaching experience is varied and has included subjects such as school bullying, social relations, educational leadership, educational psychology, gender and sexuality, child studies, qualitative analysis, interviewing, ethnographic fieldwork, and English as a second language. He also has experience of supervising students at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD level.



Camilla Forsberg, Paul Horton, Robert Thornberg (2024) How school-built factors and organisational dimensions contribute to bodily exposure, degrading treatment and bullying in school changing rooms Sport, Education and Society Continue to DOI


Paul Horton, Camilla Forsberg, Robert Thornberg (2023) Mobbningsarenor: en socioekologisk undersökning av skolmobbning Resultatdialog 2023, p. 60-64
Camilla Forsberg, Paul Horton (2023) Så kan lärare öka elevers trygghet på rasten Venue Continue to DOI
Paul Horton, Camilla Forsberg, Robert Thornberg (2023) Places and spaces: exploring interconnections between school environment, resources and social relations Educational research (Windsor. Print), Vol. 65, p. 462-477 Continue to DOI
Paul Horton, Camilla Forsberg, Robert Thornberg (2023) Juridification and judgement calls: Swedish schoolteachers' reflections on dealing with bullying, harassment, and degrading treatment Education Inquiry Continue to DOI


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