Department:School of Education & Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching
Sarah's main area of expertise is within primary education, also within working with 'looked after children', and children with challenging behaviour.
Sarah has been working as a Senior Lecturer for over five years, leading a post-graduate course and teaching on a range of programmes.
Sarah has previously been a local authority teacher and adviser for behaviour management in Essex, working in 16 schools within an inter-professional context. She delivered County training and supported individual children and teachers.
Sarah has experience working as a primary school teacher, teaching year one through to year six. She held the position of science co-ordinator/leader and was part of the SENCO team in a large primary school.
Sarah has completed an EdDoc (Doctorate of Education) at Brunel University.
Sarah is currently researching experiences of professionals working with 'looked after children' in an educational context.
Sarah would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:
Teaching on Education and Childhood studies undergraduate and post-graduate courses.
EdD thesis on BURA
Paper in preparation with Dr Andrew Green and Dr Deborah Jones; ‘Looked After Children and Education: A Review of the Literature’.
Paper in preparation with Dr Andrew Green and Dr Deborah Jones; ‘Looked After Children: An Inquiry into trainee Primary Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences and Implications for Training and Continuing Professional Development’.
Paper in preparation with Professor Mike Watts; ‘Cared for Research on Looked After Children’.
A Child’s World - Working Together for a Better Future conference, Aberystwyth University, 2012
Poster Presentation, Research Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, 2014
Research Conferences, Brunel University, 2012, 2013, 2014
University College Suffolk, Child and Childhoods conference, 2015