Tricia is senior lecturer in Education Studies. She is currently the Director of Graduate Research for the School of Education. Prior to this role, she was the Head of Subject for Education and inclusion. She has been the programme lead for several programmes including Education Studies, Social Inclusion and Special Needs, and Early Childhood Education and Care (Top up).
Tricia is currently a CI on 'Engaging young people in the circular plastics economy', University of Hull, using participatory tools to place 7 to 16-year olds centre-stage in addressing the problem of single-use plastics disposal in the environment.
Tricia joined the University of Hull in 2010, after more than 20 years working as a primary school teacher across the UK. In her latter years, she undertook the critical role of SENCO, ensuring that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) received the support they needed, experienced an inclusive education and achieved highly.
Tricia's doctoral study related to illuminating young children's perceived notions of inclusion in pedagogical activities in the Reception class