Dr Faith Tucker

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Since completion of her PhD Faith has taught Geography at the University of Northampton, being promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007.

Faith was a founder member of the RGS-IBG Geographies of Children, Young People and Families Research Group. She is Book Reviews Editor for the international Children’s Geographies journal.

Teaching Interests

Course Leader: Joint Honours Human Geography.

Teaching on the following modules:

  • Geographical Techniques
  • Learning for Sustainable Development
  • USA Field Module
  • Children’s Geographies
  • Geographers at Work
  • Human Geography Dissertation
  • Geography Dissertation

Research Interests

Faith’s research interests are in the areas of children’s geographies, geographies of disability, and learning and teaching in higher education.

Funded research projects include:

  • 2015-2016 Student-led accessibility developments. (Funded by University of Northampton Innovation Fund.)
  • 2007-2008 ‘Disabled’ staff and off-site activities: opportunities and challenges for students’ learning. (Funded by HEA GEES Subject Centre.)
  • 2005-2006 The learning of others: students as ‘learning facilitators’. (Funded by HEA GEES Subject Centre.)

Research student supervision:

  • Rebekah Ryder (2011-2014) Growing up sustainably? Young people and ‘sustainable’ urban development. PhD. (University studentship.)
  • Matthew Callender (2007-2011) Experiences of young Polish migrants living in Northamptonshire. PhD. (University studentship.)
  • Lee Dunkley (2008-2011) Sure Start and social capital: implications for community-building. MPhil.  (Local authority studentship.)
  • Michelle Pyer (2005-2009) The difference that difference makes: leisure, space and teenage wheelchair users. PhD.

Education/Academic qualification

PGCE, University of Northampton


PGCE, University of Northampton


PhD, University of Northampton


Bachelor, University of Reading



  • G Geography (General)
  • Children's Geographies
  • Fieldwork
  • Disability and wellbeing
  • Human Geography


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