Dr Glenda Tinney BSc, PGCE, MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer


Tel: +44 (0) 1267 676605
E-mail: g.tinney@uwtsd.ac.uk

glenda tinney

  • Admissions Tutor
  • Module Coordinator
  • Sustainability Champion

I started my career as a biologist at Lancaster University and then moved to teaching in the further education and adult learning sector teaching health, social care and biology based courses.

In 2002, I combined my interest in wellbeing, outdoor learning and sustainability when I was appointed a lecturer at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes linked to environmental awareness, conservation and sustainable development.

In, 2007 I was appointed within the School of Early Childhood where I have been able to link my interest in sustainability and wellbeing with young children’s experiences of Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) in Wales. 

  • HEA Fellow
  • Early Education

My academic interests include exploring research methods, outdoor learning, creative development and sustainability and global citizenship and early childhood.

I teach on several undergraduate and postgraduate courses including subjects such  as :

  • Creativity in Early Childhood.
  • Research for Learning.
  • Outdoor Learning in Early Childhood.
  • Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship in the Early Years.
  • Inclusion and Early Childhood.
  • Media, Wellbeing and Childhood.
  • Leadership and Team Building in Early Childhood Settings.
  • Extended Essay - personal research project

I have recently completed an MA in Early Childhood and continue to develop my research interests in the field of sustainability and young children. I also have a responsibility for Admissions within the School of Early Childhood and this has supported my research interests in widening access and developing robust methods for attracting non-traditional students from different communities into higher education. 

  • Outdoor learning and learning in nature.
  • Sustainability and global citizenship.
  • Research methods and techniques and their application in early childhood.

I have contributed to INSET activities such as Wellbeing workshops in partnership with Children in Wales. 

Tinney, G. (2015) Early Years Education and ESDGC- two sides of the same coin? Education for Sustainability and Global Citizenship’ (ESDGC) conference at Swansea Business School 2nd of June 2015.

Tinney, G and Gealy, A (2015) ‘Developing flexible learning degree programmes for early childhood practitioners: using students’ perceptions to inform programme development and promote widening access’,Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 9, No. 1, Special Issue - Future Directions Wales Conference, January 2015 pp.100-118

Tinney, G. And Gealy, A. (2014) ‘Exploring the experiences and perceptions of students accessing a flexible learning degree programme and the impact on widening access, continuing professional development and up-skilling the early childhood workforce’, International Conference: A Child's World – Next Steps Aberystwyth University,25-27th June 2014.

Tinney, G and Gealy, A. (2014) ‘Flexible learning for the early childhood sector. Developing flexible learning higher education for those already working with young children and families’, HEA Wales Futures Directions, Aberystwyth University, April 2nd-3rd 2014.  

Grist, C. and Tinney G (2007). Looking In and Reaching Out A research project to identify ways forward to increase access to education and early years education for BME communities in south west Wales. Conducted for School of Early Years Education and School of Education Studies and Social Inclusion

Key Findings accessible at:

Looking In and Reaching Out - Key Findings

Full report accessible at:

Looking In and Reaching Out - Full Report

Tinney, G.W. (2011) Time Travelling Caerfyrddin: Peniarth UWTSD. ISBN: 978-1-908395-38-2

Tinney G.W. Nature’s Sounds (2011) Caerfyrddin: Peniarth UWTSD. ISBN: 978-1-908395-32-0 

Tinney G.W. (2011) What is that Sound? Caerfyrddin: Peniarth UWTSD. ISBN: 978-1-908395-10-8

Tinney G.W. (2011) Teithio Trwy Amser Caerfyrddin: Peniarth UWTSD. ISBN: 978-1-908395-37-5 

Tinney, G.W. (2011) Beth yw’r sŵn yna? Caerfyrddin: Peniarth UWTSD. ISBN 978-1-908395-12-2

Tinney, G.W. (2011) Seiniau Natur Caerfyrddin: Peniarth UWTSD. ISBN 978-1-908395-31-3

Tinney, G.W. (2010) A all plant ifainc newid y byd? Addysg ar gyfer datblygu cynaliadwy a’r Cyfnod Sylfaen in Siencyn, S. W. (ed) Y Cyfnod Sylfaen: Athroniaeth, Ymchwil ac Ymarfer. Caerfyrddin:  Cyhoeddiadau Prifysgol Y Drindod Dewi Sant. 

Tinney , G. and Emanuel, L.(2008)  Learners in the Landscape / Youth and Outdoor Education: What are we doing? What should we be doing? European Seminar Proceedings for 8th European Seminar of the European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning, 2008. 

Trinity College Carmarthen, Leonard Cheshire International Hidden Dragon- Carmarthenshire Social Enterprises (2007) Report investigating the feasibility of developing a Centre for Inclusive Living (CIL) in Carmarthenshire. Trinity College: Carmarthen.

Organised with Claire Grist, Looking In and Reaching Out Day Conference, Trinity College, Carmarthen 2006. Conference exploring education and building partnerships with local BME groups.

The Conference was funded by Widening Access money from The School of Early Childhood and School of Social Justice