Louise Priestley

Louise Priestley

Associate Principal Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 189
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Education/Academic qualification

  • Master of Arts, University of Leeds

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • PGCE, University of Leeds



Louise is an Associate Principal Lecturer in the Institute of Childhood and Education. After a preliminary degree she has completed a PGCE (Articled Teacher Scheme) and a Masters of Arts in Education. Before Louise joined Leeds Trinity University she worked as a peripatetic Research Lecturer in textile history and several design/education teaching roles including working for a national pre-school charity where she monitored, supported and trained adults working in early years voluntary services. Later, in schools, she taught/ led in Early Years provisions in differing contexts.  


Louise joined Leeds Trinity University in 2013 where she has undertaken a variety of roles and responsibilities within the university especially in the Institute of Childhood and Education. Her roles have included:


  • initiating Foundation Degrees (FD) at Leeds Trinity;


  • FD delivery both on-campus and in the region (2003-2009);

  • Higher Learning Teaching Assistant (HLTA) assessment initiation Yorkshire (2004-6);

  • HLTA Senior Assessor, Moderator and Peer Reviewer national role 2004-2009;

  • FD management (2003 to 2015) including successive FD revalidations;

  • Teaching on FD, BA level 4 and Professional Practice level 6;

  • Membership of Leeds Trinity institutional committees e.g. Curriculum Validation Group, Learning and Teaching Quality committee;

  • External Examining and Panel membership for programme validations.


Teaching and Administration

Louise is in the CPD Programme Cluster in the Institute of Childhood and Education. She currently works part-time, teaching modules on the Foundation Degree courses:

  • Foundation Degree programme lead

  • FDA 4002

  • FDA 4082

Research interests

Louise has a specific expertise and interest in Support Staff Workforce Development and Early Years.

She can be consulted by external organisations and professionals on Support Staff Workforce Development and Teaching Non-Traditional Students.