Professional Memberships

  • 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


My Resume

1.10.2016 - present - Associate Professor at the Social Pedagogy Department at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw (APS)

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

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

Journal expertise

English language editor for the Editorial Office of Social Pedagogy Quarterly

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

IBE Expert for the the Educational Research Insitute, Poland.

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

Dr hab. Anna Odrowaz-Coates, Professor at APS

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

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

University of Gdansk 1997 - 2002 MA in sociology


Main Passions - Song writing, vocalist, musician: 

Recent foreign research projects

  • Peaceful expansion of English language 2016-2017
  • September 2014 - Gender neutrality in Swedish Education, Stockhlm University
  • February 2013 - December 2013 - Polish project coordinator in the V4 LEAD international project: Ethics in management, funded by the Visegrad Fund find out more
  • July 2010 - July 2012 - Ethnographic study of the situation of women and minority groups in the    Kingdom of Saudi Arabia