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
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)
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)