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    Hayley joined Edge Hil University (EHU) in September 2014 as a Lecturer in Child Health and Wellbeing. Hayley completed her undergraduate degree in Early Years Leadership and Management (2002-2007) at Hope University, she then did her PGCE in Post Compulsory Teaching and Masters in Education at Riverside College and Edge Hill University and is currently completing her PhD in Educational Research focussing on resilience of students. Hayley is now a Senior Lecturer responsible for delivery and assessment of a range of child health and wellbeing and child and adolescent mental health modules. Hayley has a keen interest in student employability and has developed personal development portfolios (PDPs) for the AHSC students, as well as introducing a number of student employability enhancements  to the department, many of which are informed from her own nursery business as a children's workforce employer. Her methodological interest are predominately within qualitative research, with experience in delphi studies and realist evaluation.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    Higher Educational Research, PhD, Re-conceptualising student resilience through the liminal space of university, from a non-traditional Applied Health and Social Care graduate perspective, Lancaster University

    7 Jan 201830 Aug 2022

    Award Date: 3 Oct 2022

    Education, MA, Education, Edge Hill University

    21 Sept 200920 Jul 2011

    Award Date: 20 Jul 2012

    Post Compulsory Education, PGDip, Post Compulsory Education, Liverpool John Moores University

    21 Sept 200731 Jul 2025

    Award Date: 25 Jul 2009

    Leadership and Management in he Early Years, BA, BA (hons) Leadership and Management in the Early Years, Liverpool Hope University

    21 Sept 200221 Jul 2007

    Award Date: 21 Jul 2007

    Higher Education, PhD, Resilience and Wellbeing of Students, Lancaster University

    5 Jan 201831 Jan 2022

    Other positions

    External Examiner, University of Sunderland

    Sept 2019 → …

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Cardio-Respiratory Research Centre
    • Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing
    • Sport and Mental Health Research Centre
    • Centre for Social Responsibility

    Research Groups

    • Children and Young People Research Network
    • Children's Rights and Wellbeing Research Network
    • Culture Power and Inclusion Research Group
    • Higher Education Research Network
    • Inclusion, Diversity and Identity Research Network (Education)


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