Lecturer in Educational Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London

Julia is a lecturer in Children's Literature, Geography and General Professional Studies on the PGCE Primary programme. She also teaches on the MA in Culture, Language and Identity. Her specialisms are controversy in children's literature, the education of refugee children, and family learning.

Julia joined the department in 2003, after 17 years teaching in inner London schools, and 2 years teaching in Zimbabwe. With experience mainly in the Primary Sector, she has taught across the age ranges from Foundation stage up to Secondary, as a class teacher, English teacher, EAL teacher, and Refugee Support teacher. She has also run Family Learning courses for refugee parents, and conducted training for Lewisham Education Authority. Immediately prior to teaching at Goldsmiths, she was a freelance Education Consultant, with particular expertise in Family Learning.

Julia graduated with a BA in English Literature at Sussex University and took her PGCE at Goldsmiths’ College. She completed her MA in the Education Department at Goldsmiths’ and is now undertaking doctoral research


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    Lecturer in Educational Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London