Staff profile

Dr Claire Tupling

Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies


Social Sciences


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies and a Programme Leader for the Doctor of Education (EdD). Alongside this I am also a Disability co-ordinator within the College of Arts, Humanities and Education.

Teaching responsibilities

As Programme Leader for the Doctor of Education (EdD) I support students in a combination of taught modules and independent study supervisions. I also deliver modules on research methods, educational theory, policy and critical appoaches to digital education on a number of  postgraduate taught programmes. 

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Tupling, C. (2016). Free Schools as Imagined Communities, Educational (In)equalities: Towards an elite but not elitist society, British Sociological Association. University of Warwick, 11th March.

Tupling, C. (2017) The datafication of student life: The ethical and moral landscapes of student digital data, The Digital Everyday: Exploration or Alienation? Centre for Digital Culture, King's College London, 6th May

Tupling, C. (2017) Stammering as dis/ability in Black Swan Green, David Mitchell Conference, School of English, University of St. Andrews, 3rd June

Tupling, C (2019) The additional labour of academics who stammer, Silence on Campus: making a noise about stammering, SOAS, University of London, 19th January

Experience in industry

Additional interests and activities

Recent Reviews

Tupling, C. (2017) Review of Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature by Chris Eagle, Reviewed in Speaking Out, [online] London: British Stammering Association, Available at

Networking Activities

#LTHEchat every Wednesday 8-9pm GMT

Recent publications

Tupling, C. (2018) ‘Documenting an educational imaginary – representations of schooling in British documentary films’, in M. Terziea (Ed) Образователни кинохоризонти (Educational Cinema Horizons), Burgas: Libra Scorp

Tupling, C.L. and Outhwaite, D., (2017) ‘Developing an identity as an EdD leader: A reflexive narrative account’, Management in Education31(4), pp.153-158.

Tupling, C.L. (2017) ‘A School for our Community:  critically assessing discourses of marginality in the establishment of a Free School’ in S Blackman and R Rogers (Eds) Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity, Bristol: Policy Press