Suzanne Allies

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Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

tel: 01905 855463

Suzanne taught in schools for 20 years and gained experience in every year group from Reception to Year 6. She has worked at the University of Worcester since 2011 (part-time) and became a full-time lecturer in January 2016. Her passion is to support the mental health and wellbeing of students, teachers and children. She is trained to qualify people to become Youth Mental Health First Aiders.

Suzanne is a Personal and Academic Tutor supporting a group of School Direct trainees. She is Module Leader of an innovative UG module entitled ‘Developing Self’ and is also module leader of an Education and Inclusion department module called ‘Exploring Child and Adolescent Mental Health’. She also lectures in Primary Science and Art.


  • MA in Education
  • PGCert in Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • B.Ed (Hons) Degree in Primary Teaching
  • Level 2 in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 in Counselling Studies
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England Instructor

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Science - PITE1104, PITE2104, PITE3104
  • Mental Health - SEND1005

Research Interests

  • Mindfulness in education
  • Supporting mental health in education 
  • Supporting student mental health in university

Professional Bodies

  • Member and author for the chartered college of teaching 
  • MHFA England 

Recent publications

  • Allies (2021) Supporting Teacher Wellbeing: a practical guide for primary teachers and school leaders, Routledge.

Chapter contributions

  • Carroll, J & Alexander, G (2020) The Teachers' Standards in Primary Schools: Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice, SAGE Publications Ltd; 2nd edition.
  • Pugh, V & Hughes, D (2021) Teaching Personal, Social, Health and Economic and Relationships and Sex Education in Primary Schools: Enhancing the Whole Curriculum, Bloomsbury Academic.

External Roles

  • Advisory panel member for Universities UK and Mind
  • Governor of St John’s Middle School Academy