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    Hayley is currently working as a Practice & Employability Lecturer in the Faculty of Allied Health, Social Care & Wellbeing, Edge Hill University. Hayley joined Edge Hill University in 2022 and has recently embarked on research with colleagues within counselling and psychology.

    Prior to working at EHU, Hayley has taught across a range of health, social care, and wellbeing courses within Higher Education. She also has a wealth of practice-based experience across a range of multi-disciplinary roles including: healthcare in the community, SEN education, respite care, family therapy and youth work.

    Research interests

    Hayley has diverse research interests, ranging from heuristic and narrative based research to creative approaches to health and wellbeing. She is a qualitative researcher with a keen interest in exploring topics related to the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.


    Hayley currently contributes to the following modules within the Faculty of Allied Health, Social Work & Wellbeing: 

    Integrated Working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health (HUG2318)

    Personal Career Development (HUG3101)

    Child Development, Attachment & Family Functioning (HUG1126)

    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

    Education/Academic qualification

    PGCert, Post Graduate Certificate in Education: Lifelong Learning

    Award Date: 6 Jul 2018

    PhD, Childhood Memories of Post-War Merseyside: Exploring the Impact of Memory Sharing Through an Oral History and Reminiscence Work Approach

    Award Date: 11 Jun 2017

    MRes, Health Sciences

    Award Date: 11 Jul 2009

    BA, Childhood & Adolescence Studies, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 13 Jul 2007

    Other positions

    External Examiner, University of East Anglia

    Sept 2021 → …

    External Examiner BIA Level 7, Teesside University

    2021 → …


    • H Social Sciences (General)
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Children and young people's voices
    • Qualitative Research
    • Story Telling
    • Life Review
    • Reminiscence
    • Narrative
    • Creative Interventions

    Research Groups

    • Children and Young People Research Network


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