Lecturer MA Education
I'm currently Programme Leader of the part-time and full-time MA Education.
I began my educational journey when I undertook an undergraduate degree in Education at the University of Sunderland. After graduating, I began an MPhil in Education which I converted into a PhD in Education in 2017.
I am also Chair of Governors for my local primary school which has afforded me the opportunity to understand education from a strategic perspective, which proves valuable to my role as an educator.
Prior to joining the University, I established my own business providing transcription services to a range of clients, including universities, which involved transcribing lectures, seminars and research interviews. This engagement with academia led to my decision to pursue a career change in my thirties, with the aim of working towards a role in education.
Teaching and supervision
My supervision duties include supporting Masters students throughout their thesis module, as well as Education Studies students in completing their undergraduate dissertation in Year 3.
Research interests for potential research students
My PhD is entitled ‘In what way can educators support Year 6 children throughout the SATs process to encourage successful academic and personal outcomes?
The primary focus of the study is to hear the voices of children, allowing them to identify the emotions they experience throughout the process, and outline the potential sources of these emotions. This can provide educators with insight that can inform practice.