Staff profile

David Kershaw

Senior Lecturer

David Kershaw


Teacher Training


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education

Research centre

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I'm a Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts, Humanities and Education.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the BEd, PGCE and Schools Direct programs. 

Science subject leader for BEd / MEdU

Stage 2 leader for BEd / MEdU

Professional interests

My area of subject expertise is Science.  

I have worked in a number of secondary schools that have given me a diverse range of challenges and experiences.  I was a successful Head of Science in two schools significantly raising the standard of attainment across the key stages, teaching chemistry and physics to A-level, in addition to this I have held pastoral positions of leadership and senior leadership.  I am also a school governor of a secondary school.  Outside of teaching I have also worked in the forensics industry.

Over my career I was lucky enough to be invited to give guest lecture sessions to PGCE and BEd students on scientific understanding and was delighted to be appointed full time as a lecturer last year.  Its extremely exciting to be helping to develop the leaders of learning for the future.

Research interests

I am the leader of a project to support male teachers in primary education, I am also writing a pack of resources for our partner primary schools to support them through the changes in the science program of study.  

I have further interests in science in education, behaviour management and curriculum design.

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the Association of Science Education

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

In addition to a teaching career spanning 15 years, I worked in the forensic industry, working for analytical services which support the police and prison services.

International experience

Additional interests and activities

I have been heavily involved in sport at a number of levels, most notably basketball where I have coached teams at a national level and worked in American Universities.  

In the media

Brexit's Impact on Teacher Recruitment - Sec Ed (2017)