Gemma Kirby

Gemma's Profile

Job title

Associate Lecturer

Academic qualifications

BA in Childhood and Education Studies


0121 604 1000


I currently hold the position of Associate Lecturer in Education, and prior to this, I was employed as a Nursery Manager in an urban area of Birmingham.

I began my career as an apprentice and worked my way up to the management position over a period of 14 years. During this time, I achieved many qualifications, beginning with a foundation degree in Early Years. During my time in Early Years I have also held the positions of Pre-School Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator. 

I am currently undertaking a PG Cert in Higher Education and a Masters in Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing as I strongly feel that the disciplines of Early Years, education and psychology are so closely interlinked.


  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Childhood and Education Studies
  • Primary Education Studies

Research interests and scholarly activity

  • PG Cert in Higher Education
  • MSc Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing
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