Helen Latka


I am a Lecturer in Deaf Education and combine this with my role as a Qualified Teacher of the Deaf with city wide responsibility for Early Years at Leeds City Council.

My undergraduate degree was in Music at the University of York and I trained as a secondary Music teacher at the University of Leeds.  I worked in secondary education for a number of years before taking a career break where I worked for a Local Education Authority in a variety of roles including finance, school places and planning, parental involvement and SEN reorganisation.  I returned to education as a primary school teacher in an inner city primary school and in 2014 started my career in Deaf Education.  I completed my MA in Deaf Education with QToD at the University of Leeds in 2016, followed by a PGDip in Early Years Deafness.  

I joined the School of Education at the University of Leeds in 2020 as a Regional Tutor on the MA in Deaf Education and took up post as a Lecturer on the course in January 2021.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PGDip Early Years and Deafness
  • MA Deaf Education (Qualified Teacher of the Deaf)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • BA Hons Music