Samantha  McMahon Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Samantha McMahon

Subject Leader Education and Community Studies
University of Huddersfield

Samantha McMahon currently has responsibility for the student experience across a suite of undergraduate courses with particular responsibility for retention and attainment in the School of Education. Previously she was responsible for designing and implementing a range of Early Years courses and is particularly interested in supporting students to become graduate leaders of practice. Prior to joining the university Samantha has taught in pre-school, primary school and further education.

Subjects: Education


Samantha recently completed her Doctoral studies the title of her thesis was Early Years Professional Status: A narrative study of leadership and contradictory professionalism.


    Educational Doctorate EdD, Sheffield Hallam, 2016

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Professionalism and practice leadership in early childhood education and care
    Narrative methodology, narrative approaches to the collection, presentation and analysis of data

Personal Interests

    I love spending time with my family and walking my dog Molly. I enjoy reading particularly crime fiction and watching Scandi Noir and anything featuring a dragon or zombies, so GOT and Walking Dead.


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