Teresa Smith

Teresa Smith


  • 1.05 Lawrence Stenhouse Building

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Personal profile


Prior to joining the University, Teresa was a class teacher in primary schools in Norfolk. She came into teaching with a primary art education specialism, and developed this through her work in museum and gallery education departments, such as the Tate Gallery in London and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich. 

Key Responsibilities

Teresa teaches on the Primary PGCE course in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. She is responsible for the Art and Design programme and the PSHE Education programme, as well as contributing to the Design and Technology and Early Years programmes. She is the lead tutor responsible for Professional Development and also holds joint coordinating responsibilities for the foundation subjects programme as a whole.

Key Research Interests

Teresa’s current interests are in the use of artists and galleries in schools, creativity in the primary classroom, and teacher creative identities and wellbeing. Her recent research explored teachers’ dedication and the relationship between teachers' personal and professional identities. She is particularly interested in arts-based research and the combined use of reflective writing, narrative and visual methodologies to explore issues of identity and professional practice.

Administrative Posts

Teresa is part of the Admissions team, reviewing applications and interviewing prospective candidates. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, University of East Anglia

1 Jan 200831 Dec 2010

Award Date: 1 Jul 2011