Personal profile


    I am a qualified teacher with a specialism of working with children with SEND. I have taught in primary schools in Nottingham and Warrington as an Early Years and Key Stage 1 teacher. I held the position of Key Stage 1 leader in each of these schools. I then moved to work as a Specialist Inclusion Teacher for Lancashire Education Authority. I specialised in working with children and young people on the Autism Spectrum and completed my MA at MMU alongside this job role. I moved to Edge Hill University in 2015. I work as a Senior Lecturer in the Early Years Education department and am also Inclusion Lead. I am currently undertaking a Research PhD at MMU focussing on child voice in relation to children on the autism spectrum.

    Research interests

    I am interested in research around children's rights and children with SEND. I am also interested in creative teaching methods.

    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 4 - Quality Education
    • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

    Education/Academic qualification

    HE Academy Fellowship D2, Advance HE

    Award Date: 30 Jul 2019

    Autism spectrum conditions in children and young people, MA, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Award Date: 30 Jul 2015

    PGCE Early Years Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 30 Jul 1993

    English Studies, BA, University of Nottingham

    Award Date: 31 Jul 1991


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