Principal Lecturer in Teaching and Learning
I support teaching and learning within the Faculty of Education and Society and across the University through working with the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT).
Before coming to the University of Sunderland in 2004, I taught in primary schools across Sunderland and Washington. I taught all years in primary education phases including early years. I love teaching and specialised in mathematics before doing a Masters in Children's Literature which led to me leading literacy here within the teacher education programmes.
I teach here with the same passion that I had when teaching in schools. I specifically enjoy looking at areas like critical thinking and academic literacies.
Teaching and supervision
Research interests for potential research students
Murphy, Denis, Gilligan, Kim and Watson, Derek (2021) From the community handywomen to frontline heroes: Charting a century of Irish nursing and midwifery regulation. Journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Ireland, 69 (3). pp. 19-43. ISSN 2449-9471
Conference or Workshop Item
Gilligan, Kim (2012) Identity and Subjectivity in an age of neoliberal political agendas: Who belongs. In: The Child and the Book Conference - Towards common ground: Philosophical Approaches to children's literature., 30 Mar - 1 Apr 2012, Cambridge University. (Unpublished)
Gilligan, Kim (2009) Globalisation in teenage fiction texts. In: Children’s Literature and Cultural Diversity in the Past and the Present.19th Biennial Congress of IRSCL Institut fur jugendbuchforschung, 8 - 12 Aug 2009, Goethe Universistat Frankfurt. (Unpublished)