I am an early years consultant, trainer and lecturer currently working for a local authority in Scotland. I have also pioneered innovative early intervention projects, using the outdoor context, for children from challenging backgrounds. In 2017 I published my first book 'Autoethnography In Early Childhood Education and Care: Narrating the Heart of Practice.' My hope is that other early years practitioners will now follow, adding their voices and narratives to a new and growing epistemological base predicated on experience.
My research interests include: embodiment, emotional intelligence, early intervention, resilience, complexity, emotional labour, liminality, creative methodologies and practitioner wellbeing. My work is predicated on my belief in the powerful ways of the heart, and reciprocal relationships.