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Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Portsmouth

Sarah's research is focused on early years practitioner development. She routinely works with local and regional providers to identify practical application of contemporary theory as well as seeking to inform the field of research from a practitioner perspective. Key aspects of her research include:
• Professional Voice of the Early Years Practitioner
• Personal, Social and Emotional Development of the Young Child
• Outdoor Education
• Factors and Influence of Child Behaviour
Sarah completed the Masters in Learning and Teaching in 2012 and is continuing research in her areas of interest. Current projects include working with a local nursery to explore their unique approach to supporting young children's emotional development in recognition of minimal local and national interventions and research with children under 3 years old. In addition, Sarah is collaborating on a project to determine the influence of adult decision making in young children's lives (primary age range).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Portsmouth