Staff profile

Emma Twigg


Lecturer in Early Childhood

Subject

Working with Children and Young People

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Institute of Education

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

e.twigg@derby.ac.uk

About

I teach across all three stages of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree.

I module lead on The Emerging Practitioner (Stage 1), Child Protection (Stage 2) and Vulnerable Children and the Law (Stage 3) modules.

I am Stage 1 tutor and also co-ordinate the Stage 1 placements for the programme. 

I have recently started teaching on the MA in Childhood.

Teaching responsibilities

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies: 

Stage 1 -

I teach on the Emerging Practitioner module. 

I also tutor a group of students on the Emerging Practioner module

Stage 2 -

I teach on the Child Protection module and the Developing Practitioner module.

I also tutor a group of students on the Developing Practitioner module

Stage 3 -

I teach on the Vulnerable Children and the Law module module.

I also tutor on the Critically Reflective Practitioner module and have a small group of students who I support through their Independent Study.

MA Childhood:

I teach on the module Children and Young People's Participation and Agency

Professional interests

Research interests

I am at present undertaking some phase 2 research with my colleague Ellen Yates, focussing on students reflections regarding the place of creativity within early childhood practice. 

I am also conducting some research titled 'Safeguarding - It's Everyones Business' with Carol Fenton and Su Wall.  This is focussing on the confidence of students in recognising and responding to child protection concerns in the work place.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Delivered a presentation titled 'Safeguarding - It's Everyones Business' with my colleague Carol Fenton at 'A Child's World - Next Steps' conference in Aberystwyth, Wales (2014). 

Experience in industry

I qualified as an N.N.E.B nursery nurse and started my professional career working as a nursery assistant and later as a manager in an early years' setting.

I have assessed and taught students on vocational Early Years qualification courses within the Further Education field both locally and within London.

Prior to joining the University of Derby, I worked for 12 years within local authority as a Childcare Improvement Advisor.   

Recent publications

Yates, E. and Twigg, E. (2017) ' Developing Creativity in Early Childhood Studies Students',  Thinking Skills and Creativity, pp. 42-57.  DOI information: 10.1016/j.tsc.2016.11.001.