Dr Louise Webber
Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
BA Hons Early Childhood Studies Lecturer
- Doctor of Education, (2010-2015), Plymouth University.
- Master of Education, (2003-2005),Open University.
- Advanced Diploma in Child Development, (2001-2003), Open University.
- Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills Status (QTLS) (2011), Institute for Learning.
- Certificate in Education, (1999-2001), Plymouth University.
- D32, D33 Assessor’s Awards, (2000), Petroc College (formerly East Devon).
- NVQ 3 in Playwork, (1999), Petroc College (formerly East Devon).
- NNEB (Nursery Nursing), (1988-1990), Petroc College(formerly North Devon)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (2014)
My teaching interests include professional practice, research methods and developmental perspectives.
Staff serving as external examiners
Cardiff Met University - BA Hons Early Years Education and Professional Practice with Early Years Practitioner Status (EYPS)
Doctorate research title :'Mature Women and Higher Education: Reconstructing Identity and Family Relationships'.
My past and current research mainly focuses upon the effects of identity transformation on mature women and the family unit as a whole, through a consideration of the impact of HE on family life. I am interested in the narrative accounts of women students (Undergraduate and Professional Doctorate) who juggle study and family lives. The themes of identity change, transformations and family capital are central to my research.
More recently I have researched into the effects of studying on family life from a child's perspective and I have begun to explore Foundation Year Students' experiences of studying.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Webber, L. & Dismore, H. (2020) Mothers and higher education: balancing time, study and space, Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI: 10.1080/0309877X.2020.1820458