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Research 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, 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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Faith Tucker’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.