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Dr Lindy Nahmad-Williams

Dr Lindy Nahmad-Williams BEd, MEd, PhD, FHEA

Senior Lecturer


After graduating with a BEd from Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, I worked as a primary school teacher for 16 years in various local authorities.

  • About

    I specialised in literacy and early years and worked as a Registered Ofsted Nursery Inspector for three years alongside my full time teaching post. I was then appointed as an advisory teacher in North Lincolnshire for literacy and early years.

    I returned to Bishop Grosseteste in 1999 as a tutor on various courses including BA (Hons) Education Studies, FdA and BA (Hons) Teaching Assistants course, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS and Primary PGCE programmes. I also supervised MA students.

    I started working here at Sheffield Hallam University in September 2012 following the completion of my PhD in 2011.

    Language and literacy development
    Early childhood
    Special educational needs and inclusion
    Disaffection and exclusion
    Young offenders
    Education in prisons

  • Teaching

    Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion

    Social Sciences and Arts

    My areas of expertise as a teacher were English and early years but since moving into higher education my interests are now more broad-based and eclectic. Within the study of education, I am passionate about overcoming barriers to learning. My research interests include the consequences of young people becoming disaffected and opting out of compulsory education. This was the impetus for my PhD research on education in prisons which started as an investigation into prisoners as learners but diversified into investigating the isolation felt by teachers in prisons and their lack of voice in the educational arena.

  • Publications

    NAHMAD-WILLIAMS, Lindy and TAYLOR, Carol (2015). Experimenting with dialogic mentoring: a new model. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 4 (3), 184-199.

    Nahmad-Williams, L. (2013 f.c.) Reflective Practice. In: Woolley, R. and Taylor, K. (eds) Values and Vision in Primary Education. Maidenhead, Open University Press and Mcgraw-Hill Education.

    Nahmad-Williams, L. (2012) Approaches to Play. In: Beckley, P. (ed) Learning in Early Childhood. London: Sage.

    Callander, N and Nahmad-Williams, L. (2010) Communication, Language and Literacy. London, Continuum.

    Compton, A., Johnston, J., Nahmad-Williams, L and Taylor, K. (2010) Creative Development. London, Continuum.

    Johnston, J. and Nahmad-Williams, L. (2008) Early Childhood Studies. London, Pearsons.

  • Other activities

    member of National Association for Special Educational Needs

    member of British Educational Research Association

    member of Prisoners’ Education Trust

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