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Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

I joined the University in 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education. I studied for a PGCE in 2008 and followed this with a Masters in Education which I completed part-time during the first two years of my teaching career.

I have 11 years' experience working as a teacher; from EYFS to Year 6 in different schools both in London and across the North-East. I have mentored many trainee teachers and NQTs within schools and have enjoyed being able to develop this further by supporting students at University of Sunderland.

While working in schools, I was a middle leader and coordinated mathematics across all year groups. I am passionate about the teaching and learning of mathematics for children but also for the teachers delivering this and I particularly enjoy helping others to gain confidence and skills in this subject. I also have an interest in the teaching of foundation subjects, stemming from my undergraduate degree in geography.

I am keen to use my experience and support to enable trainees to become excellent teachers.

Teaching and supervision

I am a Senior Lecturer teaching on BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTSPGCE Primary Education and PGCE Schools Direct.


My Masters research was based upon the effects of streaming and setting in mathematics on the academic outcomes and also self-efficacy of students within these settings.
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Assessment in KS2

Last updated 07 October 2021