Mia is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Early Childhood Studies, predominantly teaching on Education Studies modules. 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 has recently been awarded her PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. 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, on the following modules:
4101EDSTUD – Active Learning in HE (Peer Learning Group Tutor)
4102EDSTUD – Snapshots of Education
4105EDSTUD – Disability and Education
5101EDSTUD – Developing Employment Skills (Peer Learning Group Tutor)
6101EDSTUD – Independent Project (Supervision)
6106EDSTUD – Young People and the Community
6108EDSTUD – Critical Perspectives on Disability
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
Smith MD. 2014. Students' views on feedback: insights into conceptions of effectiveness, areas of dissatisfaction and emotional consequences. Innovations in Practice, 1 :23-31
Smith MD. 2009. Silent Witness: Student voice and creative appraoches to learning. Innovations in Practice, 2 :84-90
Conference Publication (journal proceedings)
Smith MD. Born into the midst of Parental Drug Misuse: One child's story. A Child's World: Next Steps International Conference
Engagement & Impact
Fellowship title: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Organisation: Higher Education Academy
Other Professional Activity:
Describe the Professional Activities: Governor at Ormiston Chadwick Academy, Widnes Link Governor for SEN and Safeguarding
Title of qualification gained: PG Cert LTHE