Staff profile

Duncan Anderson

Programme Leader BEd (Hons) QTS/MEdu with QTS

Duncan Anderson


Teacher Training


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am the Programme Leader for the BEd (Hons) QTS/MEdu with QTS programmes. My role is to lead on the development of the programmes and respond to the needs of students in ensuring that their course experience is of a high standard. I am a personal professional academic tutor and undertake school visits to assess practical teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate teacher training courses.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across a range of modules on the BEd with QTS and MEdu with QTS, especially those connected with research, Teacher Inquiry and Inclusion.

Research interests

I am currently undertaking my Doctorate in Education and am particularly interested in how school leaders shape and imagine the communities in which their schools are situated. My other research interests are in rural education and alternative models of schooling. As a linguist, language and language use forms a fundamental basis for much of my research interests.

Membership of professional bodies

Teaching Regulation Agency

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Experience in industry

I have a wide range of teaching experience covering ages 6 to 18 and in a variety of settings, including primary schools, secondary schools and alternative provision. I have been Head of Key Stage, Head of Year and was an Assistant Head Teacher in a large secondary school. I have worked as an Assistant SENCo and in nurture provision too. I started teaching in 1999 and joined the University in September 2015.

International experience

For two years, I have delivered Continuing Professional Development in Kolkata and Durgapur, India focused on dialogue and the use of talk to engage learners in large classroom settings.

I have attended the Educational Role of Language Conference in Gdansk, Poland.