Dr Jane Bradford

Jane's Profile

Job title

Education Lecturer

Academic qualifications

PhD in the Philosophy of Education


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I am currently appointed as a lecturer for education across three programmes: Childhood and Education Studies (online), Early Childhood Studies and Primary Education Studies (accelerated).

I began my professional career as a middle-school teacher, in religious education and mathematics, working with children from 8 to 13 years old. I have mainly taught in primary education within different Local Educational Authorities and Academies, including Solihull, Coventry, Birmingham and Warwickshire. In addition, I have worked in a variety of educational settings, such as state, independent, religious and special needs schools.

During the course of my lecturing experience, I have specialised in Early Years Education and research. I have taught at Stratford-upon-Avon College, Telford College and Yeovil College University Centre focusing on Early Years foundation degree and Childhood Studies degree programmes, and I was an elected member of the University of Warwick Early Years Foundation Degree Examination Board.

I have voluntarily served as a Foundation school governor and chaired the primary school’s Curriculum Committee.

Research interests and scholarly activity

PhD thesis: The Challenge of Fairy Tales: Eliciting a Critical Gendered Response in Young Children (http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/142773)


  • Creative and critical thinking skills in early childhood
  • Gender development and diversity of expression

External engagements

  • Family Magistrate for Coventry and Warwickshire
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