Gemma Ryder

Dr Gemma Ryder

Senior Lecturer

Department of Early Childhood & Education , School of Education and Communities

Dr Gemma M. Ryder is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Communities. She teaches on the foundation and postgraduate early childhood programmes and is an accredited CMI Management Coach and Mentor. She is additionally an Adult Mental Health First Aider (MHFA) and a Higher Education MHFA Champion.


  • Masters in Early Years Professional Practice
  • Early Years Professional Status (EYPS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
  • Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Areas Of Interest

  • Birth to Three Years Age Group
  • Early Childhood Leadership and Workforce Development
  • Early Childhood Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Prosocial Behaviour and Development