Dr. Mia Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Education and joint Programme Leader for Education Studies and Inclusion (alongside Dr. Karen Broomhead). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, having completed the PG Cert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Liverpool John Moores University in 2012.
Mia was awarded her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University in 2015. Her thesis focused on the impact of parental drug misuse on children, utilising a life story and voice relational methodological approach. Within a broader research sphere that is committed to research with children and listening to their voices, Mia’s thesis extends this commitment by providing an adult a platform to share her unique story and to reflect on her childhood experiences.
Prior to this, Mia completed her MA in Children and Young People in Society at Liverpool Hope University and a BA (Hons.) in Education Studies and Special Inclusive Needs at Liverpool John Moores University.
Mia predominately teaches on the BA (Hons.) Education Studies suite of degree programmes.
2015, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
2012, Liverpool John Moores University, England, Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2011, Liverpool Hope University, England, MA Children and Young People in Society
2009, Liverpool John Moores University, England, BA (Hons) Education Studies and Special Educational Needs
Programme Leader: Education Studies and Inclusion, EDN, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies, EDN, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present
Smith MD. 2019. Familial relational experiences of a child born into the midst of parental drug misuse and its longevity impact Child and Family Social Work, DOI
Smith M, Broomhead K. 2019. Time, expertise and status: barriers faced by mainstream primary school SENCos in the pursuit of providing effective provision for children with SEND Support for Learning, 34 :54-70 DOI
Smith MD. 2014. Students' views on feedback: insights into conceptions of effectiveness, areas of dissatisfaction and emotional consequences. Innovations in Practice, 1 :23-31 Publisher Url
Smith MD. 2009. Silent Witness: Student voice and creative appraoches to learning. Innovations in Practice, 2 :84-90 Publisher Url
Smith MD. Born into the midst of Parental Drug Misuse: One child's story. A Child's World: Next Steps International Conference
Engagement & Impact
PG Cert LTHE. 2012
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy.
Other Professional Activity:
Governor at Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Widnes Link Governor for SEN and Safeguarding.