Dr Carol Rogers
BA (Hons), PhD, FHEA
Carol is a senior lecturer in Education and is an early year’s specialist with a particular interest and expertise in supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of children, inclusion and the protection of vulnerable children and families. This is drawn from her experience working in the early years and primary sector having had her own childcare business, managed respite provision for children with additional needs and as curriculum governor at a specialist school for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties. Carol has significant experience of teaching and learning across a range of early year’s programmes within both her current role but also in a previous role as head of curriculum in a further education college. Carol is a member of the Association for Professional Development in Early Years (TACTYC).
Carols doctoral study, completed in 2016, explored the bereavement experiences and support needs of Gypsy and Traveller families, following her interest in vulnerable children and families. The research outcomes included the publication of a children’s book , ‘it’s different without you’ designed to support bereaved Gypsy and Traveller children to explore their feelings following a bereavement. Carol has presented her research both inter- nationally at the Gypsy Lore Society in Istanbul and The Second World Congress on Resilience in Romania and nationally for the Childhood Bereavement Network, Child Bereavement UK, The Traveller Movement and NHS Scotland Bereavement training group.