• Waldorf Teacher Training, Waldorf MTE (Ringwood)
  • D.Phil. University of Oxford, Analysis of Population Structure using Ancient and Modern Mitochondrial DNA
  • EU Post-doctoral Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Genetics
  • BSc (Hons) Genetics
  • BA (Hons) Psychology
  • Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority), equivalent to PGCE, MTE
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Member

Jill Baird – Upper School Ecology, Biology & Botany

Jill teaches Ecology, Biology & Botany to our Middle and Upper School students and is also our Learning Support Teacher in Upper School.

Jill has over 15 years’ experience as a Lecturer in Higher Education at Cardiff University, including in the School of History and Archaeology, in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, and on the Cardiff University Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (PgCUTL). She also lectured in Psychology at University of Wales, Newport.

Alongside this Jill has over 20 years’ experience as a Disability Adviser and Officer at Cardiff University – supporting inclusivity and advising students and staff about specific provision, inclusive adjustments,  accessible curriculum and more.

Jill has a doctorate from the University of Oxford (Institute of Molecular Medicine), a BA in Psychology and a BSc in Genetics. She is also a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Authority) which is the higher education equivalent of a PGCE and an international recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education.

Jill joined the School in 2021 and completed her Waldorf Teacher Training at Waldorf MTE (Ringwood) whilst in post. She has a deep interest and commitment to young people’s learning and development and Steiner education. Jill’s warm, patient, and empathic approach offers students respect and understanding, and focuses on enabling them to develop as independent learners.