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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

Programme Leader: BSc Geography.

Teaching on the following modules:

  • Children’s Geographies
  • Geography Field Module
  • Career Planning and Employability
  • Introducing Human Geographies
  • Geographical Techniques
  • Geography Dissertation

Research Interests

Faith’s research interests are in the areas of children’s geographies, geographies of disability and wellbeing, 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 includes:

  • 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, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Northampton


PGCE, Postgraduate certificate in teaching in higher education (PCTHE), University of Northampton


PhD, The experiences of teenage girls growing up in rural Northamptonshire, University of Northampton


Bachelor, BSc Human and Physical Geography, University of Reading



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


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