Dr Ulrike Hohmann
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Early Childhood Studies
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) Programme Leader
Teaching on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies programme,
Teaching on postgraduate level: Masters, EdD and supervising EdD and PhD students
PhD in Social Policy (ESRC scholarship) awarded 2002, University of Newcastle
PGCe Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth, 2004
BA (Hons) Social Policy 1st Class, 1997, University of Newcastle.
Higher Education Foundation Course, 1994, Gateshead College
Staatlich Anerkannte Erzieherin [state approved pedagogue]. This qualification enables me to work with children and young people in all forms of day care or residential care settings. Fachschule für Sozialpädagogik, Hamburg, Germany
Social Policy Association (SPA),
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)
British Educational Research Association (BERA)
I am interested in teaching around topics connected to social policy, with a particular focus on families, women and children; care and education; relationships between adults and children, comparative research and methodology in general.
I am teaching undergraduate modules with a focus: on research methodology and methods, Early Years Services for children and families, social policy, perception of children and risk, comparative cross-national research.
On postgraduate level (MA and EdD) I am teaching on modules with a focus on policy issues in early years and education and research methodology.
My research interests are family policy,Early Childhood Education and Care provision, the work force in care andeducation, relationships within families and relationships between children andadults. I have a keen interest in comparative research methods and in researchmethodology in general.
I am involved in approaches to learningin teaching making use of blending on-line provision with face-to-face delivery.
I am developing the research project'Practitioners’ understanding and implementation of early childhood educationand care policy in day centres and nurseries', a comparative study in Englandand in Germany.
In the past I have been working with Dr Peter Kelly and Dr Nick Pratt(University of Plymouth) and Dr Hans Dorf (Danish School of Education,Aarhus University) on the international pilot study 'CATE'(comparing and analysing teacher expertise).
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Rea, Anthony (2011) Wild Country Hall: Children’s learning at a residential outdoor education centre, PhD
Huggins, Valerie (2015) International study visits and the promotion of intercultural capabilities: an exploratory study, EdD
Webber, Louise (2015) Mature Women and Higher Education: Reconstructing identity and family relationships, EdD
Kmita, Maria (2015) Importance of Humour in Educational Staffrooms, PhD
Karen Wickett (2016) Beliefs and relationships during children's transition to school: Parents, practitioners and teachers. EdD
Zenna Kingdon (2017) A qualitative exploration of children's experiences of role play in two pack-away early childhood settings. PhD
Jan Gourd, MPhil/PhD
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Acting as referee for SAGE; Bloomsbury and Early Years, International Journal of Early Years Education
Member of the editorial board of the journal Social Policy and Society until December 2009