Staff profile

Dr Jack Bryne Stothard

Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Studies and Teacher Education, Research and Innovation 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). My role mainly focuses on teaching postgraduate taught modules across the Disciplines of Education Research and Education, Childhood and Inclusion. I teach on the Masters of Education and the Doctor of Education (EdD).

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 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, and trainees, serving teachers and postgraduate students of education.  

Current research projects include: 

Doctoral Supervisions: Current students

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have a range of experience working in various primary education settings in both the state and private sectors. 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.

I currently provide a range of support for schools, teachers and senior leaders through delivering continuing professional development and other CPD support. 

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

In the media

Recent publications