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University of Lincoln
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United Kingdom

About Helen Childerhouse

As a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, I contribute to the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programmes and post graduate programmes.  I am a member of the Research in Critical Education Studies (RiCES) group and undertake research into policy and practice in primary education. After teaching in primary schools for over fifteen years, I moved into Higher Education and worked at Sheffield Hallam University and Bishop Grosseteste University before joining the University of Lincoln.  I have experience of supporting trainee teachers, in schools and HE, and enjoy building partnerships with teachers in schools. My PhD study focused on teachers’ perceptions of what it is like to support primary school children who are identified with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties (SEBD) in mainstream schools.  I am now developing this study to look at children’s own perceptions of what it is like to be considered a learner with SEBD.

Department Responsibilities

I am Programme Leader for the PGCE (Primary) St George’s SCITT.  I am also Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Education undergraduate programme which commences in September 2018.

Subject Specialism

Primary and Early Years education


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) — Sheffield Hallam University, 2017
  • PG Certificate Learning and Teaching in HE — Sheffield Hallam University, 2009
  • PG Certificate Educational Research in Action — The Open University, 2007
  • MA in Education — The Open University, 2001
  • B.Ed (Hons) Education 3-8 years and English — University of Plymouth, 1993


  • Inspiring Teacher Award — Bishop Grosseteste University Students’ Union,
  • Inspirational Teacher Award — Sheffield Hallam University,

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Research Interests

  • Primary Education

  • Special Educational Needs

  • Teacher education

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository