Emma Snowden

Staff details

Position Deputy Head of Department
Department Educational Studies
Email e.snowden (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7717 2996
Emma Snowden

Emma Snowden is currently Deputy Head of Educational Studies and chairs the department Learning and Teaching Committee.  Emma  lectures on the MA Education, Culture, Language and Identity programme and is also involved in Initial Teacher Education. She continues to be actively involved in the Teachers Centre, a centre she launched in September 2011 providing professional learning opportunities for teachers. 

Emma researches issues of motivation, identity and curriculum development in relation to teacher education.  Using action research as a methodological approach for her own research and to underpin the professional learning she facilitates, Emma is interested in teachers’ professional learning experiences. 

Emma has considerable experience leading projects and implementing new initiatives. Utilising skills as a researcher and educator Emma is able to identify and develop areas of strength to realise success in both the secondary school and higher education context. 


Academic qualifications

MA Education. London Southbank University (2007)

PGCE with commendation. Manchester Metropolitan University (2000)

BSc Hons Environmental Science. University of Wales, Bangor (1999)


Prior to joining the department in 2006 Emma taught science in South East London secondary schools. At present she teaches on the PGCE Secondary Science course supervises MA Education, Culture, Language and Identity dissertation students and leads an MA module entitled Leadership and Mentoring. 

Professional projects

Emma is a member of the Association for Science Education and is a UCET CPD committee member. She also represents the Education Department at Goldsmiths Programme Scrutiny committee where new course proposals and programmes are considered.