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
- Family Magistrate for Coventry and Warwickshire