As an experienced educational practitioner who has worked across educational sectors teaching early years and primary. I have a broad understanding of the learning journeys and experiences of young, young people and educational practitioners.
I am a fully registered GTCS primary teacher and hold additional registration in teaching children with additional support needs from 3-18. I have a wide range of experience as a primary teacher and then as a nursery teacher. I spent time as an early years area manager before going back to my post as a nursery teacher.
I have worked at UWS since 2019 lecturing on the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Childhood Practice, BA GA Early Learning and Childcare, M.Ed in Early Years and Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes. I currently co-ordinate six modules across the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies and BA GA Early Learning and Childcare programmes.
I am completing a Professional Doctorate (Prof Doc) in Education and aim to submit by thesis in 2024. My research focus is on the role of men in the early years. My Doctoral thesis is entitled: ‘Where are the men? A Butlerian analysis of maleness in the early years workforce’. My research is focused on the work of Judith Butler’s gender performativity theory.
- MEd Early Years – University of the West of Scotland
- PG Cert Professional and Higher Education – Queen Margaret University
- PG Cert Teacher leadership and Learning – Stirling University
- PG Diploma Inclusive Education – Strathclyde University
- PGDE (Primary) – Dundee University
- BA Business Studies with German – University of the West of Scotland
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):