Your International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE) teaching team

The Education teaching team have many years’ experience and they understand the pressures of balancing study around work and family commitments.

Programme Lead: iPGCE and iQTS

Andy Bloor is a Senior Lecturer in International Education and Programme Lead for the iPGCE and iQTS programmes. His fields of interest are around International and Comparative Education and Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties in children, particularly those with Attachment Disorder and neuro-atypical children.

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Senior lecturer in Education

Dr Nicholas Bowskill, Lecturer in Education, is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy who brings 25 years of experience in higher education to his role at the University of Derby Online 

Senior Lecturer

Nick is a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Education. He is part of the Collaborative Partnership team that is responsible for the coordination of the Foundation Degree in Children's and Young People, and he is also part of the BA(Hons) Education Studies, the BA(Hons) Child and Youth Studies and the iPGCE teams.

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Lecturer in Education

As a Lecturer in the Institute of Education, Dr Joseph leads and teaches modules on several programmes across the Institute, and is the Assistant Programme Leader for the International PGCE programme.

Simi McConnell
Associate Lecturer in Education

Simi McConnell is an Associate Lecturer for the Institute of Education.