Carla Marie Owen
PhD Student / Lecturer in Education
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2010 - MEd Psychology of Education, University of Manchester
2002 - BEd (Hons) History with QTS, University of Wales, Bangor
1999 - A-Level Sociology, Drama, Welsh (first language)
1997 - GCSE (11 GCSEs including English, Maths and Science)

Previous Appointments:

Sept 2017-Current – Lecturer, Child Psychology, School of Education and Human Development, Bangor University
Sept 2016-Dec 2017 – Welsh support lecturer, Children Literacy and Literature, School of Education and Human Development, Bangor University
Sept 2015-June 2016 – Link Tutor on BA QTS and PGCE, School of Education and Human Development, Bangor University
July 2016 – Aug 2017 – Research Project Support Officer, School of Education and Human Development, Bangor University
Feb 2015-Nov 2015 – Research Project Support Officer, School of Psychology, Bangor University
Aug 2013-Feb 2015 – Director of Studies, Conlan School, Chester
July 2012-Aug 2013 – EFL Teacher, Conlan School, Abergele
Feb 2012-July 2012 – Part-time Nursery Teacher, Stockport
July 2011-Mar 2012 – Zumba Instructor, Anglesey
Sept 2009-Aug 2011 – Reception Class Teacher, Stockport
Sept 2008-Aug 2009 – Early Years Coordinator, CAI School, Canary Islands
May 2008-July 2008 – Supply Teacher, Manchester
Nov 2006-May 2008 – Childcare and Nursery Education Inspector, Ofsted
Nov 2005-Nov 2006 – Ofsted Contact Centre Advisor
Sept 2004-Sept 2005 - Year 4 Teacher, Hillgrove Independent School, Bangor
Sept 2003-Aug 2004 - Reception Class Teacher, British School of Vila Real, Spain
Sept 2002-Sept 2003 - Year 4 Teacher, Hillgrove Independent School, Bangor

Research Experience:

Recently submitted paper: Owen, C.M. & Thomas, E. M. (submitted 31 January, 2018). Exploring the use of error analysis to identify markers of literacy difficulties in Welsh-English bilinguals’ written texts. Language and Education: Special Issue.

I am currently in my third year of a PhD in Welsh and Literacy at the School of Education and Human Development at Bangor University. The research study involves exploring the markers of literacy difficulty in Welsh, with the view of creating a screening tool to be used by professionals working with children in Welsh schools.

During my Masters degree In 2010 I completed a quantitative piece of research on Children’s attitudes to learning, exploring the influences of gender, attainment, age and self-esteem on children aged 5-11 years.

I have worked as a Research Project Support Officer within a project on person perception across development in the School of Psychology, Bangor University. The project looked at the person perception skills of typically developing children and children with ASD aged 5-12 years.

More recently I have been involved in an Erasmus+ project on supporting social and emotional competences of Pre-School children from disadvantaged or culturally different environments. This involved presenting at and attending 3 training weeks located in Bangor, Prague and Slovakia.

I have also been involved in a local project within the School of Education which was a review and analysis of the factors and effects of poverty and rural isolation on educational outcomes. I worked as a Research Support officer within this project.


Relevant Training:

Nov 2016 – Research Management
August 2016 – Introduction to Dyslexia
April 2016 – PhD Project Management
Oct/Nov/Dec 2015 – Supporting Social and Emotional Competences of Pre-School Children from Disadvantaged or Culturally Different Environments
Feb 2014 – Leading on Child Safeguarding Course
May-July 2013 – Early Years Inspection Training (TBC)
Jan 2010 – TEAM TEACH
April 2009 – GOTCHA – Teaching Gifted and Talented children
Dec 2006 – Inspecting Nursery Education, Ofsted

Welsh Competence: I am a fluent Welsh Speaker.