Dominique Powell


Institute of Education

Originally a Primary School teacher, I have extensive experience of working in FE and HE as well as the PGCE teams, BA Early Years and Education teams here at Staffordshire University. I am currently the Course Leader for the Foundation Degree Education with Early Childhood Studies Pathway which is taught at our partner institutions, who I also work closely with as Academic Link Tutor.

I am passionate about learning; believing that everyone at whatever age needs to find and nurture ‘the thing they are good at’.

Professional memberships and activities

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Chair- SEFDEY (Sector Endorsed Foundation Degrees in Early Years)

Academic qualifications

2017 Masters in Education - Staffordshire University

1987  Bachelor of Education (Honours) Teaching Degree – Wolverhampton University


Early Childhood studies (BA/FdA)

Primary Education

English Language

Research interests

Foundation Degrees and their impact

Early Years – particularly neuroscience


My teaching commitments at Staffordshire University have included teaching on the Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, BA (Hons) Education, BA (Hons) fast track Level 6 ‘Top-Up’ and the BA (Hons) ECS fast track Level 6 ‘top-up’.

I currently carry out student observations for the BA (Hons) ECS and Postgraduate Certificate in Education and Training (PCET).

UK University

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Job Prospects

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2022

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

for Course Content

StudentCrowd University Awards 2022

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021