Personal profile


Currently completing PhD research with a focus on Gender in Education, Pip is a teacher educator and consultant. A Literacy Specialist having worked within a variety of settings including alternative provision and Further Education colleges. A primary school teacher for 20+ years, Pip has a passion for promoting inclusive approaches to learning.

Pip has taught across both Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and non-QTS courses delivering Primary Teacher Training, leading modules on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Childhood, and Special Educational Needs, with a particular interest in Gender Diversity and LGBTQ+ and Trans inclusion. Pip identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

Research Interests Include:

  • Gender, Gender diversity, gender identities
  • Gender and attachment theory
  • LGBTQ+ and Trans Inclusion
  • Social Justice in Education
  • Equity, Diversity and Difference
  • Ethical non-monogamy and Polyamory


MSc Psychology, BPP University (Oct 2021)

MA Education, University of Leeds (July 2011)

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Education QTS (2002)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, MSc, Transcending the Gender Binary, BPP University

20 Jan 20201 Oct 2021

Award Date: 1 Oct 2021

Education, MA, Leadership and Management, University of Leeds

10 Oct 200823 Jul 2010

Award Date: 23 Nov 2011

Teacher Training, BA (Hons), Early Childhood Education QTS, Leeds Beckett University

Award Date: 10 Jul 2002

Teacher Training (TESOL), Advanced Diploma, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Northbrook College, Worthing

Award Date: 30 Jan 1997

Teacher Training (TEFL), Certificate, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Northbrook College, Worthing

Award Date: 30 Jul 1996

External positions

Edge Hill University

1 Feb 20211 Mar 2022

Findhorn College, Scotland

15 Aug 201418 Mar 2020