Miss Beatrice Hayes

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Educational Background

I earned a first class honours in BSc (Dual Hons) Educational Studies and Psychology at Keele University from 2011-14. I also won the Mervyn Taylor Dissertation Award. Following this, I completed a PGCE (Academic Award) in Primary Education, also at Keele University. 

Employment Background

I have worked as a Primary School Teacher throughout the country. I have taught from ages 2-11 in accordance with the UK National Curriculum Framework.

I also have a Cert TESOL (Level 5) and have taught English as a Second Language to children and adults both within the UK and in Europe.

Research Interests

My main area of interest is within researching the relationship between children's online technology use and their development. I am currently researching the relationship between children's use of social networking sites (SNS) and their emotional-social wellbeing. I am interested in how children access SNS, what motivates them to use SNS, how this use impacts them socially and emotionally, and how parents and teachers can mediate. I am a member of the Social Development Lab at Royal Holloway, University of London. 


I teach undergraduate seminars for the first year course in conjunction with PS1021, PS1030, PS1040, PS1060, PS1061 and PS1110.

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