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.
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.
Children's emotional and social development
Child and adolescent mental health
Childhood bereavement and loss
Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion
Social Sciences and Humanities
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)
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
Specialist Deaf Support for Early Childhood Studies student (2010/11)