I have been teaching Early Childhood Education and Care in further and higher education since 2002, I started my career in FE as a tutor, then course leader for Higher education programmes and more recently as Head of School for Early Childhood Studies. I joined the University of Wolverhampton in July 2015 as senior lecturer in Childhood and Family studies. I have experience working in the Early Years Foundation Stage and with children with additional needs. I have recently completed research on the impact of HE on practitioners professional and personal development and a project for the HEA on creative teaching of research methods. I have an MA in Early Childhood Education from the University of Sheffield and am currently studying for a Doctorate in Education. My research interest is centered on the professionalisation of the ECEC workforce. I had the privilege of serving as an expert panel member for the recent Nutbrown Review of Early Years qualifications.
I teach a selection of modules in Childhood and Family Studies including, Language and Literacy in the Early Years, Working with Individuals and Groups, Rights, Responsibilities and Advocacy, The Role of Play and Professional Roles.