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Academic Biography

Rose spent the early part of her career in nursing. Following the birth of her two sons and inspired by their learning and development, she decided to upon a career in early years education. She gained a BSc(Hons) Degree in Psychology from the Open University and an MA in Education Studies from the University of Northumbria.

In 1999 Rose decided on a change of career direction, focusing on workforce development with in early years. She has worked for local authorities at a strategic level developing the early years workforce. She has also worked in partnership with universities in the region to develop new qualifications for the children’s workforce at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her specialist area is leadership and management.

Rose has been involved in lecturing on early years programmes on a part-time basis for several years, however, the increasing demands of her full-time role meant that she had less time available to continue with this. Realising how important this element of her work was to her, she decided to pursue a full time career in higher education.

Summary of Research Interests

Rose's doctorial research comparatively explores early years leadership and the influence this has upon improving outcomes for disadvantaged children across English pre-school settings designated by Ofsted as 'requires improvement' and 'outstanding'.

Enterprise Interest and Activities

Rose and Jayne Tidd have developed the MA Applied Education Leadership in conjunction with Hartlepool Education Partnership to address the learning and development needs of their middle to senior leaders in education.

Education/Academic qualification

Professional Doctorate, Open University Milton Keynes

5 May 201518 Dec 2018

External positions

External Examiner, University of Hertfordshire

3 Sep 20182022

External Examiner, University of New South Wales

1 Sep 201130 Sep 2017

External Examiner, Wrexham Glyndwr University

1 Sep 201130 Sep 2017

Peer Reviewer Management in Education

Research Output 2015 2015