Following a successful career in the classroom, I moved into a specialist SEN role working for Stockport’s Behaviour Support Service. I have worked in a cross phase role to support schools, leadership and pupils in order to avoid exclusion. I have delivered significant amounts of training to schools and am a qualified Team Teach tutor. I developed Forest Schools within Stockport, leading a team of staff working with schools and I am a qualified Forest School trainer. I am interested in alternative approaches to education and how we can make inclusion work in other ways.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Education working predominately within Primary Education. My specialisms are within Professional Studies, Inclusion, Behaviour and Forest Schools. I completed my Doctorate in Education in 2017 using New Materialisms and arts-based, creative methodologies to investigate School Ethos. My thesis title is 'Affective School Atmospheres: An adventure through lively matters'. This work combines many of my research interests and ways that we can think more creatively around education in the UK.
Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) - September 2018
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