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Poppy Gibson

Poppy currently leads the innovate Blended Accelerated BA Hons in Primary Education Studies at ARU (Anglia Ruskin University), Essex. Poppy is a senior lecturer in education, and recently graduated with merit on the Masters in Mental Health Science (MSc). Poppy is also a qualified Inside-Out Prison Educator. Poppy previously worked for 4 years as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, and Course Lead of the 2-year accelerated Primary Education degree, at the University of Greenwich, moving into Higher Education after over a decade working in London primary schools. Poppy’s primary research interests revolve around mental health and wellbeing, but Poppy also has a passion for edtech in helping students achieve.

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Poppy Gibson Research
Wed Mar 2022 by poppygibsonuk

Breaking down barriers to students’ learning: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Research into the wellbeing of students shows that, when students are academically and emotionally supported, we can see improved ‘performance, motivation, optimism, and empathy’. It is essential that Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) institutions consider support strategies to engage students in active participation and successful completion of their courses.

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