Staff profile

Emma Twigg


Programme Leader/Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood

Emma Twigg in the classroom.

Subject

Education, Childhood and SEND

College

College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department

Institute of Education

Campus

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Email

e.twigg@derby.ac.uk

About

I am the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree and also teach across all three stages. I am module lead for The Emerging Practitioner module at stage one, the Child Protection module at stage two and the Vulnerable Children and the Law module at stage three. I also teach on our online BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top-Up degree.   

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 Practitioner module

Stage 2

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

Professional interests

Research interests

I am in the process of completing a PhD which is focused on the representation of children who have experienced Domestic Abuse. The study is titled:

'Narratives from the Nursery: An investigation into the representation of children by early years practitioners with children who have experienced domestic abuse.' 

Membership of professional bodies

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I qualified as an N.N.E.B nursery nurse in 1990 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.   

Additional interests and activities

I am a strategy group member for Policy, Lobbying, and Advocacy part of the national Early Childhood Studies Degree Network (ECSDN)

I am also a Safeguarding Governor at a local Academy Secondary School.  

Recent publications

Courses