Position: Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education
College: College of Education
Department: Postgraduate and Initial Teacher Training
Subject area: Becoming a Teacher
I teach on the Initial Teacher Education programmes helping to prepare the next generation of primary school teachers.
I teach on a number of modules across the ITE programmes. I also visit student teachers on placement in partnership schools.
I find most aspects of learning and teaching interesting, although I have become particularly interested in all forms of assessment. I am a strong advocate of authenticity in learning and have been developing versions of problem-based learning and professionally relevant assessments with my colleagues in teacher education.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- BSc Geography
- PGCE Primary Education
- MA Education
Before joining the University of Derby I worked as a Local Authority consultant having spent may years as a primary school teacher.