Mrs Emma Maynard
I joined the University as as Senior Lecturer in Education in 2010, having left a career in social care where I worked with vulnerable children and families, particualarly those experiencing chronic health needs and early help intervention. My University experience began when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Wales, College of Cardiff - I graduated with BA (Hons) in Education in 1995, having followed a psychology pathway and gaining membership of the British Psychological Society. This involved extensive participation work with children and young people which remains a key area of interest.
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 2013. In the last few years I have gained Fellowship and then Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, and I am Course Leader (students) for our 4 full time undergraduate degrees. I am mid way through my doctoral research study investigating intervention experiences of local families, and I am leading a child-led research project exploring children's perceptions of adult decision making. My recent research outputs include chapters focusing on Childhood Obesity, Health & Embodiment (Sims-Schouten & Maynard 2016), and "You Share a coffee, you share cases" - on Universal Safegaurding practice (Maynard, Stittrich-Lyons & Emery, 2016). I have also published a SAGE Research Methods case study regarding research ethics and I have two research methods videos with SAGE, due to be launched in January 2018.