Senior Lecturer In Education delivering across the Childhood degree programmes. Third year Leader for BA (Hons) Childhood Studies. Module Leader for the third year module ‘Health and Well-Being’; Dissertation Supervisor and Seminar Tutor; Module Leader on the second year module Becoming a Researcher; Seminar Tutor for second year module Childhood as a Social Construct.
Helen has been at NTU since September 2015 delivering across a range of programmes within the Nottingham Institute of Education.
Prior to coming to NTU in September 2015, Helen worked across provision at Truro College in Cornwall delivering on a range of FE courses and on three degree programmes offered as a Partner College to Plymouth University for six years.
She has also provided Mentor support for Initial Teacher Training and Early Years Professional Status.
Before embarking on a teaching career, Helen owned and managed her own Childcare and Education setting for 12 years, which was one of the first settings in Cornwall to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ grade from Ofsted when the current grading structure was first introduced.
Helen is currently writing a proposal for a PhD exploring the student experience of the school bus.
2014 – Practitioner Research for MA
Small scale study undertaken throughout one academic year to explore FE Level 2 students’ reasons for college absences compared with parental information received by telephone.
2013 – Practitioner Research for MEd
Small scale study undertaken with Level 3 students to explore the impact of bus journeys on student experience to college in a rural area where a significant proportion of students have journey times in excess of 2 hours each way
Trustee for the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) and has been in this role for nearly 4 years.
Qualified autism trainer with Positive About Autism
Expert panel for Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE)
Book Chapter: ‘Digital media in early years settings’ in Kent J and Moran M (Eds), 2019, Communication for the Early Years: A holistic approach, Abingdon, Routledge.