Pam is a qualified general nurse, midwife and health visitor, with many years' experience working in the health sector. She completed an MSc in Health Promotion at the University of Wales, Bangor, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Pam's MSc research project was a cross cultural study looking at the transferability of a parenting education programme, 'proven' to be effective in the USA, to a small rural community in North Wales. The overall aim of her study was to ascertain the extent to which the positive outcomes of the programme were transferable to a different country and culture. Measures of child behaviour, parenting style and parenting stress were used to gather quantitative data and parents were interviewed to ascertain their views on the experience of parenting pre and post the programme.
Pam joined Sheffield Hallam in 2006 and teaches on the BA (Honours) Early Childhood Studies degree. This involves supervising undergraduate students doing their third year research project and leading and teaching on a variety of modules.
Pam was promoted to principal lecturer in 2009 and to date has worked as a Programme Leader and Head of Academic Area. Her current principal lecture role is Head of Student Employability for the Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion.
Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion
Social Sciences and Humanities
O'Hara, M., Carter, C., Dewis, P., Kay, J. and Wainwright, J. (2012) Successful Dissertations: The complete guide for education, childhood and early childhood studies students. London, Continuum
Dewis, P. (2007) SEN in the Early Years: Medical Conditions. London: Continuum