Childhood, Education and Family

We are well known on the international stage for being the first institution to run the Early Childhood Studies degree programme in the UK, and for hosting the biennial International Children and Childhood Conference. As experienced as we are passionate, we draw on our own research to support your learning and help you to explore your passions and interests.

Our values are founded on the principle that education is for everyone. Education is a right, and has the potential to transform lives. We believe that children, young people and adults all deserve the right to a high-quality education as a foundation for a more secure future. We are committed to developing knowledge and skills that are transferable and necessary to succeed in a changing world.

 

FdA Early Years Practice

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BA (Hons) Childhood

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BA (Hons) Childhood: Primary Education with QTS

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BA (Hons) Early Learning (Progression Route)

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MA Childhood Studies

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MA/PgD/PgC Education Studies

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Your Teaching Team

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Sarah began her career as a Registered Nurse at the Leeds General Infirmary. Subsequently, she graduated from the Open University with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and began a career in teaching. ...

Sarah is the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Social Science and Humanities. She is an Associate Professor of social policy specialising in childhood. She has over twenty years of teaching experience in higher education and international schools. At the University of Suf...

Dr Wendy Lecluyse began her career as a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist. She obtained my graduate degree in Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology in 1998 at Ghent University (BEL) and subsequently worked as an SLT specializing in hearing impairment and specific language...

Ferran is an HCPC registered Clinical and Health Psychologist. Ferran’s research interests focus on the following areas: Dual diagnosis in intellectual disability and Family burden; Schizophrenia; Bipolar disorders, Addictions and Child and Adolescent Health. ...

Dr Dogaru is a paediatrician-turned-social scientist, with a medical degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania and a PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University, USA. Dr Dogaru has over 20 years of interdisciplinary professional and aca...

Carolyn is a lecturer within the Childhoods program. In 2015 Carolyn qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling including hypnotherapy and counselling skills. From 2016, Carolyn worked within the Student Services team at the University of Suffolk before comp...

Dianne lectures across the Childhood Routes degree. In 2014, Dianne graduated from University Campus Suffolk with a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood and Youth Studies, receiving the Best Dissertation of the Year Award. In 2015, she received her MA in Childhood and Youth Studies from Uni...

Maureen is a sociologist whose research centres on constructions of the body, reproductive politics, and subjectivity. Maureen joined University of Suffolk in 2014 as a lecturer for Childhood Studies and was appointed course leader for the MA Childhood Studies in 2015. She graduated...

Dr Ivana Lessner Listiakova is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies, School of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Suffolk. Her expertise is in inclusive education, learning support, sensory processing difficulties, sensory strategies, and creative arts therapies and int...

Dr Pere Ayling is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Pere was born in Nigeria and has over 10 years of teaching experience in early years, primary and higher education. Pere is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.   ...

Dr Pallawi Sinha is a Lecturer in Childhood Studies. Pallawi is passionate about building dialogue and understanding on education and childhoods, particularly in indigenous, disadvantaged and marginalised contexts; ‘other’ epistemologies; difference; ecologies of learning; the e...

Darryn Thompson is the course leader for the FdA in Early Years Practice and for the BA Hons in Early Learning course at the University of Suffolk. Darryn has worked at the university for sixteen years and has successfully supported hundreds of early years practitioners in achieving...

Katherine holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature, postgraduate degrees in Early Years (QTS) and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Katherine has ten years’ experience of teaching in Primary Schools within Sussex and has previously lectured in Initial Teacher T...

Kelly-Marie Taylor is deputy course leader for the FdA Early Years Practice online course and contributes to teaching on the BA (Hons) Early Learning and MA Childhood Studies. She is passionate about Children’s rights, the Sociological study of Childhood, and providing exc...