I joined the University of Strathclyde in 2017 and am a Teaching Associate in the School of Education. Prior to this I was a Primary Teacher and worked abroad in an International School in Asturias, Spain. When I returned to Scotland, I worked in schools in West Dunbartonshire, East Dunbartonshire and finally at The Glasgow Academy in Glasgow. In 2004, I graduated from The University of Glasgow with an MA in German and Hispanic Studies and hold a PGDE in Primary Education and an MEd in Children’s Literature and Literacies. I am studying towards my EdD at The University of Strathclyde which focuses on orality in the primary classroom. I am really interested in the use of oral storytelling with children and how to build a connected and shared community through story and interaction. I am also interested in children's literature and how it can be used in the classroom to look at emotional literacy and promote reading for pleasure.
I teach on various modules across the BA and PGDE in Primary Education. I am the Module Co-ordinator for PGDE Curriculum and Pedagogy - Literacy, Culture and Environment and also the Module Leader for the BA2 Inter-Disciplinary Learning Module- Folk and Fairy Tales. This is for students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Since 2017 I have worked on a number of CLPL projects with schools in Glasgow and Renfrewshire on picture books, reading and writing. I am committed to fostering links with partners in the sector as well as across wider society as I believe we need to have a common, shared understanding and objective to make the most positive impact on the children with whom we are working. I work closely with colleagues and enjoy supporting others and creating new ideas to foster curricular change.
PGDE Curriculum and Pedagogy - Literacy, Culture and Environment - Module Co-ordinator
BA2 IDL Folk and Fairy Tales Module Leader
BA4 Developing Understandings of Inlcusive Literacy and Numeracy Tutor
BA2 Pedagogy and Placement Tutor
BA3 Pedagogy and Placement Tutor
Master of Education, UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
2015 → 2017
University Of Strathclyde
2009 → 2010
Master of Arts
1999 → 2004
- Children's Literature
- Oral storytelling
- Reading for pleasure