My academic qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Biology and German Literature, PGCE, MA in Education Studies, PGC in LTHE and an Educational Doctorate. I have been awarded four Best Practice Research Scholarships whilst teaching in a 3-11 Primary School. My research interests include Young children’s learning, Student learning in HE, Well-being, Forest nursery and ECEC leadership. I teach on the Early Childhood studies team, leading the new provision of Single honours Early Childhood. I also lead one Masters' module in Early Childhood, the development and learning of young children in a socio-cultural context, and two of our Ed D modules, yourself as researcher 1 and 2.
I now have Director of studies status for supervising Post-graduate Research students. I am also chair of the Faculty of Education Research Ethics subcommittee.
For my current publications, please see below.