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Angela is part-time PhD student in the School of Education at the University of Worcester.
Angela’s main research interest is the experience and practice of empathy in Early Years practitioners. Her PhD research concerns exploring practitioners’ understanding and experience of using empathy when working with young children and the effects of this on themselves.
Angela’s supervisors are Dr Peter Gossman and Professor Richard Woolley .
Angela is also a member of staff at the University of Worcester, please click here for her staff webpage.
PG Cert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Worcester
MA in Education, University of Wolverhampton
BA (Open) Degree, Open University
NCFE Diploma in Counselling
Hodgkins & Reed (2019) Navigating Complex Systems in Gibbs, L. & Gaspar, M. (2019) Challenging the Intersection of Policy with Pedagogy, Pedagogies in Early Childhood series, London: Routledge
Hodgkins, A. (2019). Advanced empathy in the early years – a risky strength? NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 22(1), pp. 46-58
Hodgkins, A (2019) With Feeling, Nursery World 1st April, 2019
Boddey, J. and Hodgkins, A. (2018) – “Playwork Practice as a Person-Centred Approach”, Journal of Professional Playwork Journal of Playwork Practice, Vol 4, No. 2Policy Press
Harvell, J. and Hodgkins, A. (2017) Chapter 1: Preparing for University, in Studying for your Early Years Degree (Musgrave, Savin-Baden & Stobbs, Eds) Critical Publishing
Hodgkins, A. and Watson, N. (2017) Chapter 2: Learning to Learn in the Higher Education Context, in Studying for your Early Years Degree (Musgrave, Savin-Baden & Stobbs, Eds) Critical Publishing
Prowle, A. & Hodgkins, A. (2016) Cosy Up, Nursery World, 12th December 2016
Boddey, J. and Hodgkins, A. (2015) – “The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in the Management of a Playwork Setting”, Journal of Playwork Practice Vol 2, No. 1, Policy Press
Prowle, A. and Hodgkins, A. (2020) Making a Difference to Children and Families - the Role of the Practitioner, London: Palgrave Macmillan