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Janice Haigh

Dr Janice Haigh (EN); BSc (Hons); PhD

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader


My main  interests are in adolescent development, adolescent mental health and well-being and supporting children and young people experiencing loss.

I was Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course from 2009-2014 and am now (2016/17) Course leader for the BA (Hons) Childhood Studies course. I teach child and adolescent development, health and well-being and childhood and Loss on both the courses.

  • About

    In 1995 after gaining a first degree in Psychology, I began working for Sheffield Hallam as an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Psychology. At this time I was studying for my PhD. I taught on a variety of courses in Psychology and on the Radiography, Occupational Therapy and Nursing degrees. I was also an Associate Lecturer for Sheffield University Medical School, teaching 'Introduction to Psychology for Medical Students'. Following this I started to work as an Associate Lecturer on the BA Early Childhood Studies and gained a permanent full-time post as Senior Lecturer on this course in 2006. I became the course leader in 2009.

    Teaching interests

    Children's emotional and social development

    Child and adolescent mental health

    Childhood bereavement and loss


  • Teaching

    Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion

    Social Sciences and Arts

    Women's Retirement: The Self in Process of Transition (Ph.D.) - 2005

    Poster presentation British Society of Gerontology 97 conference 'Elder Power in the 21st Century' - 1997

    Paper presented at XIV European Conference on Developmental Psychology - "The development of the self in the process of retirement” 18 - 22 August, 2009 Vilnius, Lithuania

    Student satisfaction and student experience of induction (surveys at SHU)

  • Other activities

    Early Years Degrees Network (SHU representative 2009- 2013)

    Early Education Sheffield - Elizabeth Jarman ‘Understanding how the environment can support children’s communication skills’ Sheffield Hallam University 25th Feb 2010

    University of Northampton - Panel member Periodic Subject Review - 2012

    The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Making Parenting Work for Children's Mental Health. London Friday March 15th 2013

    Sheffield Hallam University - Learning and Teaching Conference 19th June 2013

    Mentoring new staff

    Module leader

    Specialist Deaf Support for Early Childhood Studies student (2010/11)

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