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Currently completing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) research and a Phd with a focus on Gender in Education, Pip is a teacher educator and consultant with experience in delivering workshops, training and seminars for practitioners, with an interest in 'trauma informed facilitation' training. 

A Psychology and Literacy Education Specialist, Pip has worked within a variety of settings as an experienced primary school teacher and subsequenlty, worked within alternative provision, pupil referal units and children's homes to faciliate 'low arousal approaches' for neuro-diverse learners. Pip creates learning environments and resources in order to adopt a fully inclusive approach and has a detailed understanding of the protected characteristsics of the Equality Act (2010) and the implications for educators.

Pip has trained students in both Further Education colleges and Universities. A primary school teacher for more than 20 years, incorporting therapeutic practice and PolyVagal pedagogy, Pip has a passion for promoting inclusive approaches to learning.

Pip has taught across both Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and non-QTS courses delivering Primary Teacher Training, leading modules on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Childhood Studies, and Special Educational Needs, with a particular interest in Gender Diversity and LGBTQ+ and Trans inclusion. Pip identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

Research Interests Include:

  • Gender, Gender diversity, gender identities
  • Gender and attachment theory
  • LGBTQ+ and Trans Inclusion
  • Social Justice in Education and Alternative Provision
  • Equity, Diversity and Difference
  • Trauma-Informed Facilitation 
  • Psychology and the Art of Inclusive Learning
  • Ethical Non-monogamy and Polyamory


MSc Psychology, BPP University (Oct 2021)

MA Education, University of Leeds (July 2011)

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education QTS (2002)



Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, MSc, BPP University

20 Jan 20201 Oct 2021

Award Date: 1 Oct 2021

Education, MA, University of Leeds

10 Oct 200823 Jul 2010

Award Date: 23 Nov 2011

Teacher Training, BA (Hons), Leeds Beckett University

Award Date: 10 Jul 2002

Teacher Training (TESOL), Advanced Diploma, Northbrook College

Award Date: 30 Jan 1997

Teacher Training (TEFL), Certificate, 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