Pip has completed extensive Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) research and is currently completing a thesis with a focus on LGBTQIA and Gender Diversity and Inclusion. Pip is a teacher educator and consultant with experience in delivering workshops and seminars for practitioners, developing inclusive polices and practice in the workplace and is a qualified 'trauma informed facilitator' promoting a 'Transformative Learning' model.
With an Education and Psychology specialism, they have worked within a variety of settings as an experienced teacher in mainstream and within alternative provision, pupil referal units and children's homes faciliating 'low arousal approaches' for neuro-diverse learners. Pip creates learning environments and resources to adopt fully inclusive approaches and has a detailed understanding of the protected characteristsics of the Equality Act (2010) and the implications for educators, practitioners and workplace settings.
Pip has trained students in both Further Education colleges and Universities. A primary school teacher since 2002, incorporting therapeutic practice and PolyVagal pedagogy, Pip has been a school leader, department manager and mentor for student teachers.
As an experienced facilitator and policy creator, Pip supports institutions with policy and process development for EDI to ensure education settings meet the legal requirements for adopting inclusive systems.
Pip has taught across both Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and non-QTS courses, delivering Core Content Framework and leading modules on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Childhood Studies, and Special Educational Needs, with a particular interest in Gender Diversity and LGBTQIA+ and Trans inclusion. Pip is non-binary genderqueer and uses they/them pronouns.
Pip delivers CPD for staff in a variety of education settings and is currently based in Scotland.
Research Interests Include:
- Gender, gender diversity and gender identities
- Gender and attachment theory
- LGBTQ+ and trans inclusion
- Social justice in education and alternative provision
- Equity, diversity and difference
- Policy development and EDI monitoring
- Trauma-informed facilitation
- Effective transformative learning models
- Psychology and the art of inclusive learning
- Ethical non-monogamy, polyamory & relationship anarchy
MSc Psychology, BPP University (Oct 2021)
MA Education, University of Leeds (July 2011)
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education QTS (2002)
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
Psychology, MSc, Transcending the Gender Binary, BPP University
20 Jan 2020 → 1 Oct 2021
Award Date: 1 Oct 2021
Education, MA, Leadership and Management, University of Leeds
10 Oct 2008 → 23 Jul 2010
Award Date: 23 Nov 2011
Teacher Training, BA (Hons), Early Childhood Education QTS, Leeds Beckett University
Award Date: 10 Jul 2002
Teacher Training (TESOL), Advanced Diploma, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Northbrook College
Award Date: 30 Jan 1997
Teacher Training (TEFL), Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Northbrook College
Award Date: 30 Jul 1996
Edge Hill University
1 Feb 2021 → 1 Mar 2022
15 Aug 2014 → 18 Mar 2020
3 Jan 2007 → 20 Dec 2007