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. She also continues to work within local schools as a supply teacher.
Teresa teaches on the Primary PGCE course in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. She is responsible for the Art and Deisgn 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 studies and also holds joint coordinating responsibilities for the Foundation subjects programme as a whole.
Key Research Interests and Expertise
Teresa’s current interests are in the use of artists and galleries in schools, and creativity in the primary classroom. Her recent research explored teachers’ dedication and the relationship between teacher’s personal and professional identities, and she is particularly interested in the combined use of reflective writing, narrative and visual methodologies to explore issues of identity.
Teresa is part of the Admissions team, reviewing applications and interviewing prospective candidates. She is also responsible for editing the Primary PGCE Partnership Post publication.