Staff Profiles: Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Staff Profile: Michelle Ward
Senior Lecturer in Early Years

Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward

Senior Lecturer in Early Years

Early Years and Education Studies

I have a passion for Early Years which stemmed from time spent as a nanny in Australia. This passion blossomed as I later worked in schools and Early Years settings, before now working as a lecturer.


It has been my privilege and joy to work with children from birth through to the end of Key Stage 2. I believe that teachers, practitioners, child-minders, family support workers etc. play a crucial role in our society and it is now an honour to be a part of the training and development of people who will ultimately enter into these roles.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Business Studies Liverpool John Moores University 1992
PGCE Primary Education Bristol University 1995
MEd Early Years University of Gloucestershire 2008
PGCHE Higher Education University of Gloucestershire 2009





Awarded prize from Society for Research into Higher Education - for Best Poster Presentation in International Newer Researchers Conference.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


Early Childhood Studies

Early Years Initial Teacher Education


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Michelle is involved in research regarding social, academic and professional networks to facilitate an international pedagogical learning community and is also studying for a PHd focussing on practitioners' perceptions of Ofsted Inspection.