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    Personal profile


    Jane has worked in a variety of primary school settings over 25 years whilst completing practitioner research at both Masters and Doctorate level. She was awarded The Association of Open University Graduates Vic Finkelstein Award in Health and Social Care for her Doctoral research. Jane has experience teaching from Early Years through to Key Stage 2. Subject specialisms include PSHE, History, Art, PE and has worked as a primary link teacher for the Liverpool School Sports Partnership. She has previously been a school-based student mentor for a number of universities.

    Jane is also a qualified Mindfulness in Schools primary programme teacher, Massage in Schools Association instructor and Performance Coach in Education (NCFE Diploma). 


    Jane teaches across a variety of programmes spanning level 4-level 7 at Edge Hill including the BA(Hons) Primary Education, Primary PGCE, Child and Learning Development and the MA in Education. Responsibilties include curriculum planning, content and delivery on behaviour, mental health and wellbeing. She is currently creating materials on developing student resilience both within the faculty and across the university. Jane also leads on a module that investigates perceptions of children, childhood, families and children's communities through examining a range of cultural and international perspectives.

    Research interests

    Research interests include children's social and emotional learning, specifically utilising mindfulness for supporting social justice principles.  Current projects include investigating student personal and interpersonal development through pedagogical activities and exploring teacher educator evolving identities through democratic evaluation methods. 

    External engagement

    Jane has a keen interest in positive behaviour strategies and trauma-informed practice. She works as a placement link tutor for both undergraduate and postgraduate students and delivers training on mindfulness, dealing with conflict and behavior management for mentors and schools. Jane is currently developing an initiative to support student wellbeing during professional practice. 

    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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctorate in Education, EdD, An Evaluation of a Mindfulness Programme in a Primary School, The Open University

    1 May 201722 Apr 2021

    Award Date: 22 Apr 2021

    Master of Arts In Education, MA, The Open University

    1 Oct 200130 Oct 2004

    Award Date: 30 Oct 2004

    Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Education, PGCert, University of Liverpool

    1 Sept 19947 Jul 1995

    Award Date: 7 Jul 1995

    Bachelor of Arts in History, BA, University of York

    1 Oct 19909 Jul 1993

    Award Date: 9 Jul 1993


    • H Social Sciences
    • Democratic Evaluation
    • L Education
    • Social Justice
    • Social and Emotional Learning
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Behaviour
    • B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
    • Positive Psychology
    • Mindfulness


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