Staff profile

Dave Cunningham

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education


Teacher Training


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I teach on the Initial Teacher Education programmes helping to prepare the next generation of primary school teachers

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on a number of modules across the ITE programmes. I also visit student teachers on placement in partnership schools.

Research interests

I find most aspects of learning and teaching interesting, although I have become particularly interested in all forms of assessment. I am a strong advocate of authenticity in learning and have been developing versions of problem-based learning and professionally relevant assessments with my colleagues in teacher education.

Membership of professional bodies


Experience in industry

Before joining the University of Derby I worked as a Local Authority consultant having spent may years as a primary school teacher.