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Sean Porter

Senior Educator Developer (Transformative Education)

Room 1, Old Library


I am a Senior Educator Developer and lead on work around integrating social justice and sustainability in teaching and curriculum development as part of the Transformative Education Framework.

I have a background in community organising and student voice work, having worked in various grassroots roles within educational and advocacy contexts. Currently, I am pursuing a doctoral degree in Education at the University of Sheffield, focusing my research on learning and belonging in campus activist spaces, alongside my role here at the University of Exeter.


- Student Voice
- Community-Based Learning
- Teaching environmental & social Justice
- Activism & Education

Awards & Memberships

- Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (2023)
- University of Exeter Employment Awards – Student Employer of the Year (2018)
- Vice Chancellor Award: BA Dissertation of the Year (2013)


Porter, S & Cook, E (2023) Decolonisation as a driver for the Sustainable Development GoalsTimes Higher Education.

Cook, E. and Porter, S. (2023) Bingo! Try bringing games into your staff trainingTimes Higher Education.

Porter, S (2023) How to Decolonise the Sustainable Development Agenda, Wonkhe.

Porter, S (2020) Getting Comfortable with Direct Action, Wonkhe.


Nayak, V., & Porter, S. (2024). Transformative education framework at the University of Exeter: A holistic approach to embedding institutional priorities into education and student experience. Presented at the Advance HE Sustainability Symposium.