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Dr. Faith Tucker

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
  • Department: Environmental Science

General information

Faith was awarded a first class honours degree in Human and Physical Geography from the University of Reading.

She completed her PhD at the Centre for Children & Youth, University of Northampton, in 2002. Faith’s doctoral research explored the experiences of teenage girls growing up in rural Northamptonshire.

Since completion of her PhD Faith has taught Geography at the University of Northampton, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007.

Faith has postgraduate certificates in Teaching in Higher Education and Postgraduate Student Supervision.

Faith was a founder member of the RGS-IBG Geographies of Children, Young People and Families Research Group. She is Book Reviews Editor for the international Children’s Geographies journal.

Teaching

Course Leader: Joint Honours Human Geography.

Teaching on the following modules:

  • Geographical Techniques
  • Learning for Sustainable Development
  • USA Field Module
  • Children’s Geographies
  • Geographers at Work
  • Human Geography Dissertation
  • Geography Dissertation

Research

Faith’s research interests are in the areas of children’s geographies, geographies of disability, and learning and teaching in higher education.

Funded research projects include:

  • 2015-2016 Student-led accessibility developments. (Funded by University of Northampton Innovation Fund.)
  • 2007-2008 ‘Disabled’ staff and off-site activities: opportunities and challenges for students’ learning. (Funded by HEA GEES Subject Centre.)
  • 2005-2006 The learning of others: students as ‘learning facilitators’. (Funded by HEA GEES Subject Centre.)

Research student supervision:

  • Rebekah Ryder (2011-2014) Growing up sustainably? Young people and ‘sustainable’ urban development. PhD. (University studentship.)
  • Matthew Callender (2007-2011) Experiences of young Polish migrants living in Northamptonshire. PhD. (University studentship.)
  • Lee Dunkley (2008-2011) Sure Start and social capital: implications for community-building. MPhil.  (Local authority studentship.)
  • Michelle Pyer (2005-2009) The difference that difference makes: leisure, space and teenage wheelchair users. PhD.

Publications

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2015

  1. Eboka, T., McDonald-Walker, S., Sixsmith, J. and Tucker, F. (2015) Cultural violence against the girl-child in northern Nigeria. Paper presented to: Violence: Children, Family & Society Conference 2015, The University of Northampton, 24-26 June 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

  1. Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2014) Children's geographies. Oxford Bibliographies Online: Childhood Studies.
  2. Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2014) Disabilities in academic workplaces: experiences of human and physical geographers. Transactions of The Institute of British Geographers. 39(1), pp. 76-89. 1475-5661.
  3. Pyer, M. and Tucker, F. (2014) ‘With us, we, like, physically can’t’: transport, mobility and the leisure experiences of teenage wheelchair users. Mobilities. 1745-0101. (In Press)

2013

  1. Tucker, F. (2013) Book Reviews Editor. Children's Geographies. Abingdon: Taylor and Francis. 1473-3285.
  2. Tucker, F. (2013) Membership Secretary of RGS-IBG Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group. Royal Geographical Society Research Group (RGS-IBG) on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families.
  3. Horton, J., Tucker, F. and Coates, S. (2013) Supporting students' transitions from first to second year. In: Tate, S. and Hopkins, P. (eds.) Re-thinking Undergraduate Students' Transitions To, Through and Out of University: Examples of Good Practice in GEES Disciplines. York: Higher Education Academy. p. 15.
  4. Horton, J., Tucker, F. and Coates, S. (2013) Supporting undergraduates' transitions to year 2: banishing the "second year blues". In: Clark, R., Andrews, J., Thomas, L. and Aggarwal, R. (eds.) Compendium of Effective Practice in Higher Education: Volume 2. Birmingham and York: Aston University and the Higher Education Academy. pp. 148-151.

2012

  1. Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2012) Concluding reflections: what next and where next for critical geographies of youth policy and practice? In: Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (eds.) Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice. Bristol: Policy Press. pp. 265-270.
  2. Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F., (eds.) (2012) Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice. Bristol: Policy Press. 9781847428455.
  3. Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2012) Editors' introduction to: Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth. In: Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (eds.) Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice. Bristol: Policy Press. pp. 1-24.
  4. Tucker, F. and Horton, J. (2012) Experiences of GEES staff with mental health conditions. Planet. 26, pp. 19-22. 1758-3608.

2011

  1. Tucker, F., Duncan, A. and Davis, L. (2011) 'Investing in yourself': personal development planning in practice. Planet. 24, pp. 10-13. 1473-1835.

2010

  1. Pyer, M., Horton, J., Tucker, F., Ryan, S. and Kraftl, P. (2010) Guest editor. Children's Geographies. Special Issue: Children, young people and 'disability': challenging children's geographies? 8(1) Routledge/Taylor & Francis. 1473-3285.
  2. Pyer, M., Horton, J., Tucker, F., Ryan, S. and Kraftl, P. (2010) Children, young people and 'disability': challenging children's geographies? Children's Geographies. 8(1), pp. 1-8. 1473-3285.
  3. Tucker, F. and Horton, J. (2010) It's difficult to admit you have a problem: undisclosed mental health problems in the GEES disciplines. Paper presented to: Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Higher Education Academy Subject Centre 10th Anniversary Conference, Plymouth, England, 07-09 July 2010. (Unpublished)
  4. Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2010) Some good days, some low days: experiences of disability in academic workplaces. Paper presented to: Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Annual Conference, London, England, 01-03 September 2010. (Unpublished)
  5. Horton, J., Kraftl, P. and Tucker, F. (2010) Spaces-in-the-making, childhoods-on-the-move. In: Foley, P. and Leverett, S. (eds.) Children and Young People's Spaces: Developing Practice. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 40-57.
  6. Horton, J., Tucker, F. and Coates, S. (2010) The 'second year blues'? Undergraduates' transitions from year 1 and year 2. Poster presented to: University of Northampton Learning and Teaching Conference: Learning Dialogues, University of Northampton, 13 May 2010. (Unpublished)

2009

  1. Barker, J., Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2009) The road less travelled - new directions in children's and young people's mobility. Mobilities. 4(1), pp. 1-10. 1745-0101.

2008

  1. Tucker, F. (2008) New and emerging research on child and youth geographies. Chair presented to: Royal Geographical Society, with IBG (Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference, London, 27-29 August 2008. (Unpublished)
  2. Horton, J., Kraftl, P. and Tucker, F. (2008) The challenges of 'children's geographies': a reaffirmation. Children's Geographies. 6(4), pp. 335-348. 1473-3285.
  3. Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2008) Youth matters? Critical geographies of youth policy and practice. Convenor presented to: Royal Geographical Society - IBG (Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference, London, 27-29 August 2008. (Unpublished)

2007

  1. Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2007) Guest editor. Built Environment. Marcham, Oxon: Alexandrine Press. 0263-7969. Special issue: Children, Young People and Built Environments
  2. Kraftl, P., Horton, J. and Tucker, F. (2007) Children, young people and built environments. Built Environment. 33(4), pp. 399-404. 0263-7960.
  3. Pyer, M., Ryan, S., Horton, J., Kraftl, P. and Tucker, F. (2007) Children, young people and ‘disability’. Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Annual International Conference, London, 28-31 August 2007. (Unpublished)
  4. Matthews, M. H. and Tucker, F. (2007) On both sides of the tracks: British rural teenagers' views on their ruralities. In: Panelli, R., Punch, S. and Robson, E. (eds.) Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth: Young Rural Lives. London: Routledge. pp. 95-105.
  5. Pyer, M. and Tucker, F. (2007) What difference does it make? Some reflections on ‘disability’, bodily differences and childhood research. Paper presented to: First International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, Reading, 17-18 September 2007. (Unpublished)
  6. Tucker, F. (2007) Young people’s labour, citizenship and portable frontiers. Chair presented to: First International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families (Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Working Group), University of Reading, 17 September 2007. (Unpublished)

2006

  1. Matthews, M. H. and Tucker, F. (2006) On the other side of the tracks: the psychogeographies and everyday lives of rural teenagers in the UK. In: Spencer, C. and Blades, M. (eds.) Children and their Environments: Learning, Using and Designing Spaces. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 161-175.

2003

  1. Tucker, F. (2003) Sameness or difference? Exploring girls' use of recreational spaces. Children's Geographies. 1(1), pp. 111-124. 1473-3285.

2002

  1. Tucker, F. (2002) Young girls in the countryside: growing up in South Northamptonshire. Doctoral thesis. University of Leicester.

2001

  1. Tucker, F. and Matthews, M. H. (2001) 'They don’t like girls hanging around there': conflicts over recreational space in rural Northamptonshire. Area. 33(2), pp. 161-168. 1475-4762.
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