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Ms Ruth Hunt

Senior Lecturer

Department of Early Childhood & Education , School of Education and Communities

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies


  • PGCE - Early Years and Primary Teaching
  • MA (distinction) Education

Areas Of Interest

Ruth is interested in the role and use of therapeutic activities and programmes with young children, particularly those that focus on resilience and empathy. She is also interested in children's interpretations and assessments of their own actions and emotions.

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Ruth is a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, and Programme Leader for the Early Childhood Education and Care Programme. She is an experienced Early Years and KS1 teacher, and has enjoyed teaching in inner-city London. Most recently Ruth combined her role of class teacher with that of specialist Forest School teacher. Ruth has an Early Years PGCE and an MA in Education. Ruth has a background in teaching English as an Additional Language and English for Academic Purposes in London, mainland Europe and Asia. Ruth is currently working on her PhD, exploring participant experiences of school-based interventions in Primary Schools. Ruth is particularly interested in Social and Emotional Wellbeing in schools, and the ways in which we think about children's behaviour.


Ruth Hunt is currently working on her PhD, researching with children and practitioners to explore participant experiences and understandings of interventions in schools. Ruth is particularly interested in Social and Emotional Wellbeing of pupils and staff in schools, and how power and agency interact with well-being. Ruth presented a paper at EECERA in 2015 on communities of practice around intervention assessment.


Programme Leader: Early Childhood Education and Care

Senior Lecturer: Early Childhood programmes, including Early Childhood Studies, Early Childhood with Special Education, Early Childhood with Health Promotion, and Early Childhood with Psychology.


Lecture Tutor:


  • ED3402 Rethinking Children's Behaviour

Seminar Tutor:

  • ED5005 Advocating for Children: National and International Contexts
  • ED4012 Children with Additional Needs and Children's Health
  • ED4034 Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years