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Dr Madeleine Findon

Job Title
Senior Teaching Fellow
Centre for Education Studies
Research Interests

Educational leadership, creativity, early years education, narratives, language, international approaches to education, inclusion and barriers, literacy and numeracy, affect, social and cultural influences on education, reflective practice, innovative teaching and learning.


Maddy first joined the Centre for Education Studies in its previous incarnation as the Institute of Education in 2011. Prior to this, her background included working as an Early Years Professional and as a TESOL teacher in both the UK and Spain. She completed her PhD here at Warwick, which investigated how creativity has been fostered through early years education systems in England and Catalonia. Her work at present is generally concerned with coordinating the MA Educational Leadership (Teach First) programme, though she has some input on undergraduate modules. She is currently writing a chapter with Sue Johnston-Wilder about teacher resilience, along with an article examining how educational leaders can engage parents in promoting academic resilience for learners. She also co-convenes the Leadership in Early Years Education Research Interest Group for BELMAS, which has initiated a project to investigate what educational leadership looks like today.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Worcester and an MA in Educational Research Methods from the University of Warwick. She is an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and has the Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Warwick.