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Biography

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, specialising in neurodiversity.

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 referral 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, delivering good practice principles for understanding neurodiversity, gender diveristy and how to adopt inclusive models.

Research Interests Include:

  • Gender, gender diversity and gender identities
  • Gender and attachment theory
  • LGBTQ+ and Intersex inclusive practices in education
  • Social justice in education and alternative provision
  • Equity, diversity and difference
  • Neurodiversity and the intersection with other diversities
  • 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

Qualifications:

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):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, MSc, Transcending the Gender Binary, BPP University

20 Jan 20201 Oct 2021

Award Date: 1 Oct 2021

Education, MA, Leadership and Management, University of Leeds

10 Oct 200823 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

External positions

Edge Hill University

1 Feb 20211 Mar 2022

Findhorn College

15 Aug 201418 Mar 2020

Barnsley College

3 Jan 200720 Dec 2007