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Research Profile

  • My professional background is in Pastoral Leadership in Further Education as well as being a Qualified post-16 Educator. I have a combined 14 years of experiences of working with children and young people, with experiences in the Early Years, Primary Education and Further Education and Widening Participation. I also hold Leadership and Management experience in Post-16 Education as a Curriculum Manager prior to coming to the University.

  • Primarily based on the BA Childhood and Youth program, I deliver on all of the placement modules for Childhood and Youth students, as well as modules surrounding Technology in Education, Leadership and Management in Education and Transitions in Childhood and Youth.

  • My primary research interest is the relationship had between young people and social media, more specifically risk taking behaviour and privacy management strategies. I’m also interested in digital pedagogy in Education, alongside an interest young people’s experiences of extreme situations i.e. poverty, inequality and social mobility.