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

Visiting Lecturer

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



Apr 2013 

Scholarship: PhD Studentship



September 2013: Book ReviewNightlights: stories for you to read to your child to encourage calm, confidence and creativity

 International Journal of Children's Spirituality

(To be published) August 2015 - Article - Framing young children's humour using a Bakhtinian carnivalesque lens

International Journal of Early Childhood