Staff profile

Dr Jack Bryne Stothard

Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies Teacher Education, Research, Innovation Cluster Lead




College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education





I am a Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies within the Discipline of Education Research based in the Institute of Education. Additionally, I act as the Assistant Programme Leader for the Doctor of Education (EdD) within the Institute of Education. My role mainly focuses on teaching postgraduate taught modules across the Disciplines of Education Research and Education, Childhood and Inclusion. 

I also supervise Masters independent studies as well as professional doctoral (EdD) and PhD candidates and am happy to hear from potential doctoral candidates in the areas of:

Teaching responsibilities

I am responsible for teaching on the following modules:

Research interests

Doctoral Research

My doctoral research focused on utilising Foucauldian genealogical theory to analyse the ways in which teacher subjectivity is fashioned in the primary school classroom. It offers an exploration and critique of genealogical rhetoric to inform methodological tools which are employed in the thesis to demonstrate how various forms of power manifest different subjective identities. 

More broadly, my research interests involve critiquing embedded cultural, social and political norms and practices. Such norms may include the perceived inherent goodness of the schooling process, as well as the role schooling plays in the formation of subjectivities.


I currently lead the Teacher Education, Research and innovation Cluster (TERIC), which aims to promote the work and research of teacher educators, local school partnerships, trainees, serving teachers and postgraduate students of education.  

Current research projects include: 

Doctoral Supervisions: Current students

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Stothard, J. (2023) 'Can you show me what it is not? Representations of ‘non-examples’ as a tool for developing pre-service primary mathematics teachers pedagogical content knowledge and intra-mathematical connections', Practitioner Research in Mathematics Education (PRiME) BERA (online), 21 January. 

Byrd, J. and Stothard, J. (2022)'Decolonizing the curriculum: teacher-researcher's reflections', British Education Research Association Conference, Liverpool, 6-8 September.

Mosey, C. and Stothard, J. (2022)'Reimagining adaptive teaching: Creating a supportive environment for all learners', British Education Research Association Conference, Liverpool, 6-8 September.

Stothard, J. (2022) 'Signature assessments in Initial Teacher Training: what kinds of assessment proliferate? A content analysis of assessment practices across higher education institutions in England', Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Manchester, 22-24 June. 

Stothard, J. (2021) 'Moral training: a genealogical critique of pastoral power in the manifestation of teacher subjectivity', The 9th European Conference on Education (ECE2021), University College London (online), 15-18 July.

Experience in industry

I have a range of experience working in various primary education settings in both the state and private sector. During that time, I specialised in the teaching of primary mathematics and upper KS2 provision. Positions secured during my time working in primary schools include Key Stage Leader and Deputy Headteacher as well as various subject leadership positions. I joined the university in 2020.

International experience

I have been involved in international educational projects focusing on music and community arts in Washington D.C. and teacher training and development in Sierra Leone. 

Additional interests and activities

Reviewer for Impact, the journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. 

In the media

Recent publications

Pabla, A. and Stothard, J. (2023) 'Enabling or Disabling the Profession: The rise of ‘Scheming’ Teachers.' IMPACT: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching, (forthcoming).

Byrd, J. and Stothard, J. (2023) 'Decolonising the curriculum: teacher-researcher reflections.' Journal of Philosophy of Education, (forthcoming). 

Mosey, C. and Stothard, J. (2022) 'Reimagining adaptive teaching: creating a supportive environment for all learners.' IMPACT: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching, (forthcoming).

Stothard, J. (2021) Identifying hidden misconceptions in mathematics. Journal of the Association of Teachers of Mathematics: Mathematics Teaching. (July/277), pp. 37-39.

Stothard, J. (2021) A very inconvenient truth. British Educational Research Association,4 March

Stothard, J., (2018) Possibilities of a Foucauldian Education. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. 26(2), p. 321-325

Stothard, J., (2016) Educational Bankruptcy. British Educational Research Association, 22 September