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Marie is currently the Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator for the Institute of Childhood and Education.  This role involves coordinating aspects of existing  provision and the creation of new postgraduate programmes. 


Marie has extensive experience in HE as Programme Manager and Senior Lecturer.  She has created and developed a number of innovative degree programmes and been called upon to advise other institutions  developing their portfolios.


Before working in HE Marie was manager of an early years setting which incorporated aspects of Steiner Waldorf approach, later becoming freelance lecturer and consultant specialising in behaviour, wellbeing, ethics, equality, diversity and inclusion,  During this time she was  appointed as adviser and CPD trainer to Leeds Education Authority and as EDI tutor for Leeds Hospital Trust.   Marie also have experience of working for Social Services supporting families with children excluded from nursery. Marie also developed and delivered an innovative bail hostel programme for those separated from their children whilst awaiting trial.


Current interests and research involve experiences of British Families during lockdown and the impact on health, education, work, family life and the use of technology.   


A previous research study on the topic on workplace bullying is being revisited with an aim of widening knowledge on academic mobbing.


Teaching and Administration


Postgraduate Programmes Coordinator

Senior Lecturer


Module Leader:

CYP6002 Critical Issues and Contemporary Debates

CYP7063 Interrogating Diversity, Marginalisation and Oppression

CYP7083 Critical Debates in Childhood Studies

CYP7093 Introduction to Childhood, Education and Family Support


Postgraduate Dissertation Supervisor 

Personal Tutor (Levels 6 and 7)



Institute of Childhood and Education Research Ethics Committee

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB)


Peer Reviewer:

Journal of Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood

Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Journal

Research interests

British Families in Lockdown (BFiL)

Social Media/screentime

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Workplace bullying

LGBT+ Awareness in early years settings 

Gendered dispositions in the early years workforce

Professional ethics



Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Education, University of Leeds

PGCE, University of Leeds

External positions

Magistrate Trainer, Bradford and Keighley Magistrates' Court and Family Court

Validation consultant 2009-2010, Havering College of Further and Higher Education

External Examiner 2014 - 2018, Middlesex University

Validation Panel Member 2014, Newman University Birmingham

External Examiner 2008- 2012, University of East Anglia

External Examiner 2010 - 2013, University of Suffolk

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA23 - Education


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