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



Welcome to my profile. As with many of my senior colleagues, my experience in Higher Education spans almost two decades. Prior to working in Higher Education I worked for several years as a local government researcher.

In my current role as a Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies, I am Programme Leader for the Doctor of Education (EdD).   I supervise a number of research students, and I am responsible for the development of the 'group supervised' or taught component of the professional doctorate and teach on the Professional Doctorate in Education and the Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care.  A recent development with colleagues from the College of Health, Psychology and Social Care is the podcast series 'DocCasts@Derby.  You can check out our latest episode on Spotify

I am co-leader of the international 'EdD Directors Network'.  I also contribute to modules on the MA Education programme as well as guest lecturing on BA (Hons) Sociology.

Alongside this, I am also a Disability coordinator within the College of Arts, Humanities and Education.

My research experience is varied and has been focused on public service and social policy.  Projects have included leading on the production of a crime and disorder audit for Carlisle Crime and Disorder Partnership.  For Middlesbrough Strategic Partnership I led on an evaluation of neighbourhood renewal policies.

As a researcher in Higher Education, I have contributed to several evaluations of Sure Start/Children's Centres in Middlesbrough and East Cleveland and was Research Fellow on a Food Standards Agency funded project on active lifestyles in Middlesbrough, as well as digital democracy projects in East Cleveland.  I was lead researcher on the evaluation of ParentGym sessions in Kent and East London.



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

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Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Additional interests and activities

Recent Reviews

Claire Tupling (2020) All data are local: thinking critically in a data-driven society, Information, Communication & Society, DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2020.1817523

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

Networking Activities

#LTHEchat every Wednesday 8-9pm GMT

Recent publications