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Staff Profile

  • 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.

    Faith has postgraduate certificates in Teaching in Higher Education and Postgraduate Student Supervision. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

    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.

  • Faith is programme leader for BSc Geography.

    She has extensive experience of undergraduate teaching, specialising in children’s geographies, social and cultural geographies, qualitative methods, employability skills, and fieldwork.

    Faith currently teaches on the following modules:

    • Children’s Geographies
    • Career Planning and Employability
    • Geography Dissertation
    • Introducing Human Geographies
    • Geographical Techniques
    • Geography Field Module
    • Geography and Development
  • Faith’s research interests are in the areas of children’s geographies, geographies of disability, and learning and teaching in higher education. She has more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, four of which have been cited more than 100 times.

    Funded research projects include:

    • 2022 Fieldwork futures: enhancing the student experience in undergraduate fieldtrips in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. (Funded by University of Northampton URB@N student bursary scheme.)
    • 2016 Student-led accessibility developments. (Funded by University of Northampton Innovation Fund.)
    • 2010 Exploring transitions to Year 2. (Funded by University of Northampton URB@N student bursary scheme.)
    • 2008 ‘Disabled’ staff and off-site activities: opportunities and challenges for students’ learning. (Funded by HEA GEES Subject Centre.)
    • 2006 The learning of others: students as ‘learning facilitators’. (Funded by HEA GEES Subject Centre.)

    Research student supervision includes:

    • Tolulope Eboka (2017) Understanding the practice of girl marriage in Northern Nigeria from the perspectives of key decision-makers. PhD.
    • Rebekah Ryder (2014) Growing up sustainably? Young people and ‘sustainable’ urban development. PhD. (University studentship.)
    • Matthew Callender (2011) Experiences of young Polish migrants living in Northamptonshire. PhD. (University studentship.)
    • Lee Dunkley (2011) Sure Start and social capital: implications for community-building. MPhil.  (Local authority studentship.)
    • Michelle Pyer (2009) The difference that difference makes: leisure, space and teenage wheelchair users. PhD.
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Faith Tucker’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.