Professional Memberships

  • International Sociological Association (ISA)
  • European Sociological Association (ESA)
    Polish Sociological Association (PTS)
  • Polish Association of Comparative Pedagogy
  • The British Sociological Association Sociology of Religion Study Group (SocRel), UK

06.2007- 08.2008 - Communications and Community Engagement Manager for Lincolnshire Criminal Justice Board, UK
08.2005 - 06.2007 - Diversity Officer for Lincolnshire Police, UK  
09.2004 - 08.2005 - Police Community Support Officer for Lincolnshire Police, UK
06.2003- 03.2004  - Interpreter and international liaison officer, Bari, Southern Italy

Maria Grzegorzewska Pedagogical University in Warsaw 2008-2016 - Prof. dr - social pedagogy habilitation in social inequality 

University of Gdansk 2002 - 2005 - PhD - Doctorate in Political science - Thesis subject: Women's situation in Poland and Italy

Gdańsk University of Technology  2000-2002 - Post diploma degree - Specialist in PR

University of Gdansk 1997 - 2002 MA in sociology

Main areas of interests

Social inequalities, in particular ethnic and gender issues, reproduction of social systems through education (P. Bourdieu) and women's position in contemporary societies. My doctoral thesis was based on a 4 year study of women employed by the mass media and how women are portrayed by the mass media in Poland and in Italy.  This was followed by a study of migration to the UK from the EU accession states. Recent research has included an in-depth study of women in the Polish and British militaries. My most significant work relates to the recent 2 year anthropological field study of women and culture in Saudi Arabia.  Lately I examined international policies regarding the  protection of children and Scandinavian models towards greater equality in education and society. Currently I am working on projects related to expansion of English language and critical and reflexive thinking in education

Courses Taught 2012-2016

  • Trends in care and education
  • Social politics in a critical perspective
  • Society, Social inequlity and Social change
  • Child protection
  • Women and culture. Women's role and position in the history of humanity.
  • Social policy from a local and global perspective
  • European systems of support for child and family
  • Social pedagogy/ social education
  • Safeguarding children and Social work
  • Early intervention in a harmful family environment

My Resume



Main Passions - Song writing, vocalist, musician: 

Journal expertise

English language editor for the Editorial Office of Social Pedagogy Quarterly

Deputy Chief Editor for Society Register

An Editor of the International Journal of Pedagogy, Innovation and New Technologies (

IBE Expert for the the Educational Research Insitute, Poland.

Dr hab. Anna Odrowaz-Coates, Professor at APS

11.2018 - present - Chairholder, UNESCO Janusz Korczak Chair in Social Pedagogy (Maria Grzegorzewska Univeristy)

10.2018 - present - Rector's Representative for International Relations at the APS

10.2016 - present - Associate Professor at the Social Pedagogy Department at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw (APS)

Visiting scholar:

Visiting researcher at Nova School of Business and Economics (Nova Universidade de Lisboa) (2017,2018)

Visiting Professor at Chapman University (2016), at University of Potsdam (2017) and Potsdam University of Applied Sciences (2018) & Freie Universität Berlin (2018)

September 2014-October 2014 - Visiting Scholar at Stockholm University, Sweden, ERASMUS exchange programme

1.10.2008 - 1.07.2016 - Assistant Professor at the Social Pedagogy Department at APS