Staff profile

Dr Jack Bryne Stothard

Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education




College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education





I am a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education based in the Institue of Education. My role mainly focuses on teaching mathematics modules. I am passionate about education and want to inspire the next generation of outstanding teachers.  

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

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across a range of modules on the BEd with QTS, MEdu with QTS and PGCE (Core), especially modules focusing on mathematics and inclusive practice. 

Research interests

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.

Membership of professional bodies

British Educational Research Association (BERA) Member 


Recent conferences

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