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Dr Lucy Currie

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

HLS_Northumbria -University -Staff _Lucy -CurrieI started my career in Education as Secondary School Teacher specialising in Geography and Literature in English. After 14 years of various teaching and leadership roles in Zimbabwe and Botswana I moved to the UK where I completed a Masters Qualification and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE) with the Open University.

After 4 years running the BA(Hons) Special Education Studies degree for Essex University in collaboration with South East Essex College in Southend –on –Sea I joined Northumbria University in October 2007. Here I embraced the challenge of accredited work based learning which culminated in a professional doctoral study into Early Years Practitioners’ conceptions of accredited work based learning.

I am currently Programme Lead for the Education route of the Professional Practice Awards and the MA SEN and Inclusion.

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M002 Manor House. Coach lane Campus West



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  • Creative design activities to support the complex learning enviroment of the classroom for children with autism specturm disorder (ASD), Elmarakbi, N., Robson, H., Currie, L. 8 Sep 2022, Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, The Design Society

  • Doctor of Education EdD July 08 2016
  • Education PGCLTHE March 15 2006
  • Education MEd September 01 2003
  • Education BEd (Hons) August 19 1991
  • Education CertEd December 03 1986
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013


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