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

Michelle Ward is a Senior Lecturer in Early Years at the University of Gloucestershire. Her modules include Early Childhood Contemporary Issues and Children's Well-Being. She also acts as Academic Link Tutor for a partner college.


Michelle is Senior Lecturer in Early Years and also acts as a Personal Tutor for Early Years Teachers, Dissertation Supervisor for Masters Students and Academic Link Tutor for a partner college. Her current modules focus on children's well-being and childhood contemporary issues. She has lectured in psychology, sociology, international comparative issues, leadership, management and mentoring.


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.