I have worked at the university as an associate lecturer since 2009, teaching on safeguarding modules. I teach on a range of modules including Therapeutic approaches to working with children, Education, culture and environments and supporting students with research projects.
Previous posts include
Senior staff development officer, DCC safeguarding children’s training team
Project co-ordinator for a range of literacy projects for ROWA supporting young people in care, teenage parents, young offenders and young people accessing alternative educational provision
Working for the Derbyshire youth offending service
Working as education social worker for Derbyshire
Working as adult education tutor, particularly specialising in literacy and family literacy
participation of children and young people
using creative methodologies
Social Sciences and Arts
The research focus of my Doctorate in Education (EdD) was around participation of children and young people, listening to young people and using creative methodologies to engage with them and enable them to express their views. Aspects of this have recently being published in the following:
Chapter 5: Shallow Democracy: In other People’s shoes – Listening to the Voices of Children and Young People published in `Participation, Citizenship and Intergenerational Relations in Children and Young People's Lives ‘ (2014) Edited by Joanne Westwood, Cath Larkins, Dan Moxon, Yasmin Perry and Nigel Thomas, Palgrave Macmillan.
Hatton, A., & Marsh, J. (2007). Enhancing the reading of looked after children and young people. In Bearne, E., & Marsh, J. (Eds.) Literacy and social inclusion: Closing the gap. Trentham Books