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.

Senior Lecturer in ITE and SEND Programme Lead: iPGCE

Andy Bloor is a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Programme Lead for iPGCE. His field of interest is around social, emotional and mental health difficulties in children, particularly those with Attachment Disorder and neuro-atypical children.

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 

Jo Byrd
Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Jo Byrd has worked in ITE since 2014; she has worked on the BEd, PGCE and Early Years Teacher Status programmes. She has presented at TEAN (Teacher Education Advancement Network) twice and is currently working on her doctorate examining pre-service teachers' discourses on race.

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Nicola is a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at the University of Derby.