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    I am a qualified teacher with a specialism of working with young children aged 3 to 7 years. I have taught in Leeds and Bury as a teacher in Nursery, Reception, Year 1, 2 and Year 3. I have held the role of Deputy Headteacher. I then moved to work as an adviser for Early Years working  where I also worked in a Nursery School and Children's Centre as a Senior Teacher. I then moved into university teaching whilst at the same time being a pedagogue to Children's Centres in Knowsley. At the present time I work for Edge Hill as a senior lecturer where I teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 


    Research interests

    Documentation practices in ECE Ed Doctorate awarded 2019, The University of Sheffield, supervised by Professor Elizabeth Wood and Dr Liz Chesworth ‘What forms of Material-Discursive Intra-Action are generated through Documentation Practices in Early Childhood Education?  http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/2458


    My current research focuses on documentation practices through posthuman, feminist materialism and post qualitative theories.  I have research interests in affective theories, emotions and resistance to dominant discourses. 


    Research Group(s)

    Child Rights Network 

    Research apprenticeship Identities in transformation: A life history investigation of teachers at different stages in their careers. Dr Clare Woolhouse, Dr Ian Shirley, Maggie Webster (2014-2017)

    Slowing down outside and beyond the progress trajectories of early childhood education and care. Prof Alison Clark, University of South-Eastern Norway, Dr Nikki Fairchild, University of Portsmouth (2022-present)

    Ethical Uncertainty in New Materialist Research Methodologies Dr Liz Chesworth. University of Sheffield (2019-present)

    Bag lady feminist collective Liz Latto, Louise Hawxwell and Julie Ovington, J. (2020-present)

    Resistance in early childhood education  Dr Nathan Archer, Leeds University (2020-present)


    Special Issue in progress (publication 2024):

    Contemporary Issues in the Early Years 

    Metric Fixation and The Datafication of Early Childhood Education and Care 

    Guy Roberts-Holmes (UCL); Maiju Paananen (Tampere University, Finland); Jo Albin-Clark (Edge Hill University); Nathan Archer (Leeds Beckett University).

    Pedagogy, Culture & Society

    ‘A time to reconfigure, repurpose and bewilder ‘the pioneers’, ‘pioneering philosophies’ and ‘pioneering practices’ of early childhood
    Professor Jayne Osgood, Dr Nathan Archer, Dr Jo Albin-Clark, & Sid Mohandas 





    1. Teaching – Undergraduate, Postgraduate QTS, MA Education

    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 13 - Climate Action

    Education/Academic qualification

    Educational Doctorate , EdD, ‘What forms of Material-Discursive Intra-Action are generated through Documentation Practices in Early Childhood Education?, University of Sheffield

    1 Sept 20141 Aug 2019

    Award Date: 1 Aug 2019

    Other positions

    External Examiner, Leeds Beckett University

    1 Sept 201620 Jun 2019

    Research Institutes

    • Institute for Social Responsibility

    Research Groups

    • Children's Rights and Wellbeing Research Network


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