I have spent over half of my professional career engaged in employment within the early years and education sector in a variety of different job roles. Arriving at education as a mature student, I graduated with a BA Honours degree in early childhood education. I joined UCB originally as a lecturer within the further education provision, teaching a variety of units across childcare, health and social care and supporting teaching and learning in schools. Since 2012 I have been employed as a lecturer within higher education, and in 2013 I became the programme manager for the FdA Childhood Studies course. In 2017, I led on the development of the BA (Hons) Childhood and Education Studies (online) top-up degree and currently programme manage this as well as the university-wide generic bridging course. I am currently engaged in the final stages of a taught doctorate degree and intend to publish my findings in the very near future.
Undergraduate - Child Development, Philosophy of Education, Contemporary Issues in Social Contexts, Pioneers and Practice
Undergraduate Bridging Course - Communication and Design, Reflections for Employability
Undergraduate Online - Dissertation, Contemporary Issues in International Contexts
Post-graduate - Inclusion Studies for Practice
Research interests and scholarly activity
New Media Literacies and Learning. Notions of representation and agency within the early years and education workforce. Pedagogies of hope. Workforce development policy analysis. E-learning technologies and learning. Flipped Classroom Learning and Alternative Pedagogies.