Mrs Emma Maynard
This is my 3rd year as Senior Lecturer in Education at UoP. I graduated from Cardiff University with BA (Hons) in Education in 1995 and embarked on a 15 year career in health and social care, working with children and families with additional needs, especially those with chronic health needs. I was recognised for my work with young carers when I was a finalist at the Department of Health Health and Social Care Awards in 2003, whilst leading a specialist team developing a strategy and service for young carers families in West Sussex. This involved extensive participation work with children and young people which remains a key area of interest. Most latterly I managed integrated services in the Chichester and Bognor area, coordinating early intervention for families with additional social needs. My interest in university teaching arose through the extensive professional training I delivered as part of my roles with the local authority, and additionally through teaching at a local sixth form college.
Given my professional background my research interests cluster around children's social and emotional development and functioning. This became the focus of my research project when I completed my MA in Learning and Teaching in 2012. I am a school governor at a local primary and have 2 children.