Sue is a senior lecturer on the BA (Honours) Primary Education undergraduate degree, delivering sessions on Early Years education, Science and Professional Development.
Sue taught in primary schools for 17 years and has been an EYFS leader, SENCO, KS1 co-ordinator, Deputy Head and Headteacher.
Sue is the Professional Placement Leader for Year 3 placements. She also co-leads the Primary Science team and is the lead for Forest School training on undergraduate courses.
Sue is passionate about learning outside the classroom. With other members of the Primary Science team, she has developed a ‘geocaching’ trail around the nature trail on the campus. This has been accessed by both trainees, teachers and children to promote scientific learning in an outdoor context supported by the use of ICT.
As part of her Masters degree research, Sue visited Nesna University College in North Norway to look at student engagement in fieldwork. She has recently been involved in research focusing on outstanding Science learning and teaching in the Early Years.
Sue is currently working with other members of the Primary Education team on a book about primary practice, due to be published in December 2018. Her contribution is towards a chapter on planning for learning outdoors.
Sue is a member of the Association of Science Education and the British Association for Early Childhood Education.