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Dr Diahann Gallard

Dr Diahann Gallard

Telephone: 0151 231 4629

Biography

Diahann is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education.

Diahann is a Chartered Psychologist (registered with the British Psychological Society) and her teaching and research at LJMU relates to psychology and early education. Diahann co-wrote Psychology and Education (part of the Foundations of Education Studies series) for Routledge ISBN 978-1-138-78349-2. Diahann is a reviewer of proposals and manuscripts on behalf of various publishers for forthcoming texts about psychology and education. Diahann is currently co-editing a book for Routledge entitled ‘Children and their education in secure accommodation’. The book examines the main issues, policies and practices related to working with children in secure settings (‘secure accommodation’) spanning education, mental health and youth justice.

Diahann originally trained as a primary school/EY teacher and taught for six years. Diahann actively seeks ways to stay connected to her practitioner roots through research and consultancy.

Diahann is particularly interested in children’s learning assisted by animals, children learning about animals and environmental education, the perspectives of early educators regarding animal-related learning and the values associated with the teaching of animal-related themes in early childhood. Her PhD thesis was about the status of animal-related and animal-assisted learning in early education settings in England DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.13826.68804. Diahann is currently writing a book for Routledge entitled 'Animals in Early Childhood Education: Research, philosophy, ethics and practices'. Diahann is the Chair of the Early Childhood Educational Anthrozoology (ECEA) research group (email: ECEA@ljmu.ac.uk) which holds affiliate membership with IAHAIO http://www.iahaio.org/new.

Degrees

2015, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, PhD
2008, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom, Masters in Education
2006, Liverpool John Moores University, UK, BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology
1999, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom, PG Cert Early Years Education
1996, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, United Kingdom, BEd (Hons) Primary Education 3-7 (Major - Environmental Studies, Minor - SEN)

Publications

Journal Articles

Gallard D, Taylor E. 2017. Supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing through the integration of companion animals into tutorial programmes at a teaching-led university Innovations in Practice, 11 :39-49 >Link

Gallard D. 2014. Issue 3 Editorial SPARK: Early work by student researchers, :4

Gallard D. 2013. Issue 2 Editorial SPARK: Early work by student researchers, :4

Gallard D. 2013. Non human bonds Early Education, 70 :10-11

Gallard D. 2012. Re-engaging with animals in Primary schools. SCAS Journal (Society for Companion Animal Studies), XXIV

Posters

Gallard D. 2016. Creating a space for compassionate communication in higher education through animal-assisted tutorials. The British Psychological Society Psychology of Education Section Annual Conference. Aston Conference Centre, Birmingham.

Gallard D, Daly A, Wood P, McLeod N. 2016. Transitions for people alongside process: the journey of SPARK to Open Journal

Gallard D. 2016. The animal-related educational practices and activities for children/young people who have entered the youth justice system in the UK International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ). Autonomous University of Barcelona

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Gallard D. 2016. Investigating the integration of therapeutic animals into tutorial programmes at LJMU

Daly A, Gallard D, Webb E, Moss V, Scott S, Yearsley S. 2015. Reflecting on the SPARK journal: Exploring continuity, sustainability, and the possibilities for faculty-wide integrated approach LJMU Learning and Teaching Conference Book of Abstracts, Liverpool John Moores Teaching and Learning Conference

Gallard D, Hirst N, Boyd D, Taylor E, Daly A, Wilcott L, Webb E. 2015. The Development of a pedagogical space for Early years & Early childhood studies programmes at LJMU LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2015 Book of Abstracts, Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference 2015

Daly A, Gallard D, Webb E, Yearsley S, Scott S, Moss V. 2015. Reflecting on the SPARK journal: Exploring continuity, sustainability, and the possibilities for faculty-wide integrated approach Liverpool John Moores University Teaching and Learning Conference

Gallard D. 2014. Educational Anthrozoology in Early Childhood: An issue of ethics CfHAS conference

Forrester G, Gallard D, Daly A, Parry L, Mills L. 2014. Developing a journal publication for undergraduate writing: opportunities, challenges and reflections. LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference

Gallard D, Daly A, Parry L, Mills L. 2014. Student engagement through academic writing: Process reflections of a community of enquiry The 10th Annual Conference of the British Education Studies Association

Gallard D. 2013. Reviewing and reframing the status of animal experiences in Primary schools Teacher Education Advancement Network (4th Annual Conference)

Gallard D. 2013. In search of authentic animal related learning Faculty Research Conference

Gallard D. 2012. Teacher attitudes to animals in primary education in England The International Society for Anthrozoology (21st Annual Conference)

Gallard D. 2011. Animal-child interaction opportunities in English Primary schools The International Society for Anthrozoology (20th Annual Conference)

Gallard D. Re-emphasising teacher-learner collaboration and shared intentionality in promoting mental health and wellbeing in the school environment. British Education Studies Association Annual Conference. Liverpool Hope University.

Theses / Dissertations

Gallard D. 2015. Anthrozoology in Early Childhood Education: A Multiphase Mixed Methods Study of Animal-Related Education (PhD Thesis).

Books

Gallard D, Cartmell K. 2014. Psychology and Education (Foundations of Education Studies) London: Routledge

Gallard D. Animals in Early Childhood Education (Routledge Research in Early Childhood Education)

Chapters

Gallard D, Garden A. 2011. The Psychology of Education [CHAPTER] Dufour B, Curtis W. Studying Education: An introduction to the key disciplines in education studies. Berkshire: Open University Press 978-0335241057

Gallard D. 2009. The psychology of the child: Mind games Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies :41-48 >DOI

Gallard D. 2009. The Psychology of Childhood [CHAPTER] Kassem D, Murphy L, Taylor E. Childhood and Youth Studies: Critical Issues London: Routledge 978-0415468893

Gallard D. 2008. How People Learn [CHAPTER] Kassem D, Mufti E, Murphy L. Education Studies: An Introduction to Key Issues Berkshire: Open University Press 978-0335223510

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Vice Chancellor’s Award for Best Programme or Support Team for SPARK student journal editorial team (June 2014), Awarding body: Vice Chancellor’s Award (Liverpool John Moores University)

Award title: Teaching and Learning Excellence Award (SPARK team), Awarding body: LJMU

Editorial boards:

Publication: SPARK - Education Studies and Early Childhood Studies Journal at LJMU, Position: Staff editor, URL: http://ljmu.ac.uk/EHC/126769.htm

External committees:

Committee name: Psychology of Education Section, Organisation: British Psychological Society, Position: Committee member

Committee name: Education sub-committee of, Organisation: The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad (SPANA), Position: Advisor

Committee name: Psychology Consultative Forum, Organisation: OCR

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: FHEA

Media Coverage:

Links #1: https://www.early-education.org.uk/liverpool, Media coverage: Early Education Liverpool Branch launch

Links #1: http://www.cloughside.co.uk/links-with-liverpool-john-moores-university/11212.html, Media coverage: Invited speaker Headteacher Farzana Shah from Cloughside College (a secure setting for children) linking up with Liverpool John Moores University

Links #1: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/viewarticle/494/, Media coverage: LJMU Corporate Communications - LJMU awards first 'Animal Aware School' as part of national scheme

Links #1: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/NewsUpdate/index_101922.htm, Media coverage: LJMU Corporate Communications - Teacher training around the campfire

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)

Member, The British Education Studies Association (BESA)

Member, Early Education (The British Association for Early Childhood Education)

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol), The British Psychological Society

Other invited event:

Title of event: Westminster Education Forum: Next steps for early years - extending provison, building capacity and developing the workforce., Location: Sixty One Whitehall, London SW1A 2ET, Description: Keynote seminar

Title of event: 'Common ground: Education for sustainable development and animal welfare', Location: Houses of Parliament, Description: Launch event by World Animal Protection

Research Grants Awarded:

LJMU Curriculum Enhancement Bid, Sociability and Society; A natural progression in the Pedagogical ‘space’., Diane Boyd, Diahann Gallard, Angie Daly, Grant value (£): £4000, Duration of research project: 4 months

LJMU Research Capacity Building Fund (Faculty of Education, Health and Community) - FREE/Emerging researcher, An investigation into the animal-related activities embedded as part of the education/rehabilitation of children/young people in secure settings, Grant value (£): 2762.55

LJMU, The placement of undergraduate non-QTS students within the classroom context with a focus on emotional needs and ‘voice’ rather than curriculum delivery, Diahann Gallard, Angie Garden, Diane Boyd, Grant value (£): 2000.00, Duration of research project: One year

LJMU, ‘No place like home’: Positionality and purpose in the development of a pedagogical space., Diahann Gallard, Angela Daly, Hirst, Nicky, Boyd, Diane, Liz Taylor, Grant value (£): 5490.04, Duration of research project: One year

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: B.Ed (Hons) Primary Education