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

Andy Bloor is a Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and Programme Lead for the iPGCE. His fields of interest is 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 

Jo Byrd
Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Jo Byrd is the Programme Leader for the B.Ed and M.Edu Programme. Jo has presented at TEAN twice and published in TEAN, FORUM and co-written a chapter on Early Years Teachers.  She is currently working on her doctorate examining, 'How Whiteness Manifests itself in Teacher Education'.

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

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