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Scarlett Murphy

  • Programme Director PGCE Primary
  • Undergraduate dissertation supervisor
  • Academic tutor
  • School placement supervisor


Areas of interest

Research Areas

  • The impact of COVID on foundation subjects in school and children’s mental health and wellbeing


  • BA Ed English lecturer: specialism and curriculum
  • PGCE English lecturer
  • Professional Studies lecturer (PGCE, BAEd and School Direct)
  • BA Ed Behaviour Management lecturer
  • Theory and practice of teaching English in primary schools: reading, writing, speaking, listening and media texts
  • Designing and implementing a creative primary English curriculum
  • Exploring Shakespeare through drama in a primary setting
  • Children's literature: exploring gender and identity
  • Performance poetry and playscripts
  • Intertextuality throughout history

Selected publications

Recent chapter: A Silby, S Murphy and S Sharp (2021): Poetry, the Art of Expression (pp. 94-108). In Susan Ogier & Suzy Tutchell (ed.) Teaching the Arts in the Primary Curriculum. Learning Matters / SAGE: London.