Victoria Cooper is senior lecturer in childhood and youth studies at The Open University Faculty of Education and Language Studies. From 2017 - 2019 Victoria was Co-Director of The Children’s Research Centre.
Victoria has extensive experience in education of teaching, training, research and practice in the early years and has taught students in further and higher education at vocational, professional development, undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level. Victoria’s practice experience includes work as an early year’s teacher, lecturer in further and higher education and staff tutor supporting tutor professional development.
Victoria has extensive experience as an internal and external examiner.
Areas of interest
Recent funded research and knowledge exchange include:
E102 Introduction to childhood studies and psychology (moduel team and chair production)
E232 Exploring childhood and youth (Co chair production)
KE206 Working with children and young people: Making a difference (Co Chair production)
E809 Frameworks for Critical Practice (module team)
E808 Children's and young people's worlds (module team)
EK313 Understanding research with children and young people (module team and presentation chair)
EK312 Working with children, young people and families (module team)
E807 Children and young people's worlds (presentation chair)
Amnesty International UK
Hope Support Services
The Field Studies Council
|Role||Start date||End date||Funding source|
|Co-investigator||01/Apr/2017||30/Nov/2017||HOPE Hope Support Services|
This small scale research and dissemination project aims to raise public, media and stakeholder awareness of the scale of need nationally for Hope Support Services (or similar) and awareness of the work Hope is currently doing with a view to securing funding to carry out further research and extend services. The initial aim would be met through a rapid, indicative research report and launch event within a one-year time-frame.