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Peter Goy Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Northampton

HE Related Experience

  • Visiting tutor for FDEY, ECS and EYTS (including support of Work Based Mentors)
  • Teaching and Learning presentation at School of Education Forum
  • Supporting tutor on ECS study trip to Sweden
  • Erasmus Plus training visit to UCSj Denmark
  • Programme leadership of BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies Top Up Programme
  • Programme leadership of FD Early Years
  • Curriculum maintenance,design and revalidation of FDEY and ECS
  • Contributor to Early Years subject area Periodic Subject Reviews (PSR)
  • UoN internal PSR panel member
  • UoN internal validations panel member
  • UoN Academic Integrity Officer
  • UoN Student Disciplinary Panel member
  • Faculty staff representative on Senate
  • Faculty staff representative on Student Experience Committee (x2 terms)
  • Presentation UoN Teaching and Learning Conference (May 2015)
  • Presentation UoN PHD Conference (June 2015)
  • HEA Students as Partners in Curriculum Design seminar/ workshop at University of Roehampton (Nov 2015)
  • MA Education (Distinction) July 2016 [Primary Research]
  • Chapter ‘Communities of Children’s Centres: Decline and Fall’ published in book July 2018
  • Chapter ‘The Politics of Poverty’ published in book (Pending)
  • Commenced Prof. Doc. PHD programme (August 2018)
  • Advanced HE Professional Development Course for External Examiners completed (July 2019)
  • Article submitted for review on the Social Construction of Children’s Centres in The Polish Journal of Education Studies (October 2019) [Covid delayed review, acceptance and publication until Dec 2021]
  • Appointed external examiner for London Met. University Early Childhood Studies degree (Aug 2019)
  • Succesful PHD Transfer Seminar (Dec 2021)
  • External panel member Open University, Virtual Programme Revalidation, New College Durham, BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top-up) (Mar 2022)

 Professional Bodies Memberships 

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS)


  • ‘Communities of Children’s Centres: Decline and Fall’ published July 2018 [Chapter in edited book Young Children and Their Communities].
  • “Wipe them Out”! The Social Construction of Children’s Centres in The Polish Journal of Education Studies (Jan 2022) DOI: 10.2478/poljes-2021-0002.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

MA Education (Distinction), University of Northampton

1 Oct 201421 Jul 2016

Award Date: 21 Jul 2016

Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Staffordshire University

1 Oct 201131 Aug 2012

Award Date: 31 Aug 2012

• BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies (First Class), University of Northampton

1 Oct 200631 Jul 2009

Award Date: 31 Jul 2009

External positions

External Examiner, London Metropolitan University

1 Aug 2019 → …


  • BF Psychology
  • LB1501 Primary Education
  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • JC Political theory
  • JF Political institutions (General)
  • JS Local government Municipal government
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
  • HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism


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