Portrait of Mrs Lindsey Watson Mrs Lindsey Watson

l.watson2@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478217


Qualifications: PGDip, MAbyRes, BA(Hons), FD, FHEA

Lindsey Watson is a senior lecturer working in the School of Education and Professional Development and currently teaches on the BA(hons) Early Years. Prior to joining the University of Huddersfield in September 2016, Lindsey was an Early Years teaching assistant in a range of Early Years settings, including mainstream and special education primary schools in West Yorkshire Early Years sector. The role included facilitating multi-agency teams to ensure the support of vulnerable children and their families. Lindsey has a Master of Arts by Research, which explored attitudes and emotions to the internet, analysing the concepts of trust and digital literacy in mothers of reception aged children. Her research interests focus on Early Years and digital technologies and managing a safe digital environment for young children.

Lindsey received an award for her undergraduate degree and successfully obtained a scholarship to facilitate her Master of Arts by Research, following this success, she is currently studying towards her Doctor of Philosophy.

Research and Scholarship

Lindsey is currently working towards her Doctor of Philosophy and is researching issues surrounding child internet safety through the perceptions of teachers, young children and their parents. This research aims to critically interrogate how the home and school environments work together to evaluate the notions of risk, responsibility and trust in the management of child internet. Her particular research interests include:

  • Phenomological approaches to research
  • Responsibility and trust in multi-agency working and the family
  • The child’s voice in research
  • Multiple Identities, working parents and the effects on family life
  • The use of emotional intelligence as a pedagogical tool in delivering emotional content to students

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Watson, L (2017) ‘Storytelling and role play to increase younger children’s autonomy within research. What younger children really think and understand about online safety’. In: TACTYC Annual Conference, 04/11/2017, ICC Birmingham

Youde, A. and Watson, L. (2017) ‘Developing academic reading, writing and research.’. In: Work-based Practice in the Early Years: A Guide for Students. Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge. pp. 133-149. ISBN 978113867656

Watson, L (2017) ‘Workshop exploring children's understandings of online safety: Storytelling and roleplay as research methods.’. In: Cyber Safe Generation Project meeting, 12-15 September 2017, Aahrus, Denmark

Watson, L (2017) ‘What younger children really think and understand about internet safety: The value of stories and role play as research methods’. In: BEAR Annual Conference 2017, 5-7 September 2017, University of Sussex


Watson, L (2015) Attitudes and Emotions to Internet Safety: Trust and Digital Literacy in Mothers of Reception Aged Children Masters thesis, University of Huddersfield.


Member of Training, Advancement and Co-operation of Teaching Young Children (TACTYC)

Teaching and Professional Activities

Currently teach on modules:

  • Self, Society and Welfare
  • MA International Perspectives in Early Childhood Education

Module leader and tutor:

  • Supporting Learning in Young Children
  • Senior Practitioner

Personal tutor: BA Hons Early Years

Supervisor: BA Hons Major Study and MA