I am an associate Tutor and PhD Researcher at UEA, conducting a Bakhtinian analysis of the nature of children's humour within a nursery setting. I am also exploring early childhood practitioner perceptions and understandings of young children's humour and investigating the significance of these for early childhood pedagogy and practice.
March 2013- Associate Tutor
current University of East Anglia - School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Sep 2009 – Feb 2013
Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
University of East Anglia · School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Taught on the EYPS course, the Foundation Degree in Social Pedagogy, the BA Ed Studies, and MA ECS. I supervised BA Ed Studies dissertations and MA Ed and Applied Education Practice theses.
Sep 2007 – Jul 2009
University of Roehampton · Department of Education
Taught on the BA Early Childhood Studies course.
Sep 2009 – Jul 2010
University of East Anglia
Higher Education Practice · Postgraduate Diploma
United Kingdom · Norwich
Oct 2006 – Feb 2010
University of Roehampton
Early Childhood Studies · MA
United Kingdom · London
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Scholarship: PhD Studentship
September 2013: Book Review - Nightlights: stories for you to read to your child to encourage calm, confidence and creativity
(To be published) August 2015 - Article - Framing young children's humour using a Bakhtinian carnivalesque lens
International Journal of Early Childhood