DR Gwen Scarbrough


Contact Details


E: Scarbrough.Gwen2@itsligo.ie


Dr. Gwen Scarbrough is an Assistant Lecturer in Social Sciences at the Sligo Institute of Technology. She has worked as a midwife in the U.S., providing care for women and babies from a variety of backgrounds.  Currently, her research is focused on maternal and infant care and mothering practices.

Research interests include anthropology, motherhood, maternal and infant health, childcare practices, Steiner Waldorf education, "Biophilia" and engaging with the natural world.

Research Interests

Culture and play, outdoor play, mothering and childcare practices

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2003 M.Soc.Sci. University College Dublin
2004 Certified Professional Midwife North American Registry of Midwifery
2008 PhD HEA
1997 B.S. Towson University

Teaching Interests

Childcare methods, Steiner Waldorf education, outdoor play, forest schools, social pedagogy

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
2016 Steiner Education 89286
2016 Working with Nature