Helen Woodley

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Biography

Helen joined Northumbria in 2018 after working as a teacher. She is a former SENCo who spent the majority of her career working in Alternative Provision and Specialist settings. Her doctoral thesis was based on her experiences working with a KS1 and KS2 class of pupils who were either at risk of, or who had experienced,  permanent exclusion from mainstream schooling. 

Helen is currently a Programme Lead for the Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) training within CYP-IAPT, as well as working across ITE courses at Northumbria. 

 

Research interests

Helen's research interests include:

- School cultures and their impact on staff wellbeing

- Alternative Provision/Pupil Referral Units including how we can hear the authentic voices of both staff and pupils

- CYP mental health including the role of EMHPs

Helen is also interested in the use of autoethnographic and biographical methodologies, Kierkegaardian philosophy, and how mental health is understood within the context of religious belief and faith. 

Education/Academic qualification

Education, PGCE

1 Sep 20021 Jun 2003

Award Date: 1 Sep 2003

BA (Hons), Durham University

1 Oct 19991 Jun 2002

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

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