Prior to working at Staffordshire University, I have worked in the NHS as a Nursery Nurse and then later a Hospital Play Specialist. My role was primarily working with babies and young children, and in addition to this, I taught Student Midwives; Health Visitors and Doctors. During this time, I (also) worked at South Cheshire College as a Child Studies Lecturer teaching across a range of education programmes before moving to Stoke on Trent College as a Course Team Leader for Child Studies. From 2006 I moved into Teacher Education working across a range of teaching programmes before finally, moving to Staffordshire University in 2015.
Professional memberships and activities
Member of HEA & Senior Fellow
BA(hons) in Education
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Skills Teaching
Qualified Teacher (Learning and Skills) (QTLS)
Certificate in Education
Hospital Play Specialist
- Working with Babies: Care and Education Of
- Neuroscience; Nurturing Brain Development + Processes
- Mental Health & Well-Being
- Hospital Play Specialist: Play Therapy
- Teacher Training: Active Learning
Development of the Early Years Workforce
Providing Alternative Therapies for Sick Children; Displaced Children and Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences
Enterprise and commercial interests
ETF Consultant & Reviewer
Currently teaching on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (ECS) and the BA ECS with Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) UG route.
Hudson, R; Brammer, H & Witton, A. (2022)
Early years teacher status: constraints, implications and reforms required for a twenty-first-century early years workforce: Education 3-13; International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. Routledge.
Ball, T: Brammer, H & Tayler, A in Bradbury, A. Musgrave, J. & Perkins, H. (2023) A Practical Guide To Early Childhood Studies Graduate Practitioner Competencies. London. Learning Matters