Staff profile

Jo Byrd

Senior Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education

Jo Byrd


Teacher Training


College of Arts, Humanities and Education


Institute of Education


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



I am a senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Education.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across all the B.Ed. & PGCE  programmes, mostly on teaching practice modules and English and research modules.  I am also currently teaching on the iPGCE.

Research interests

My EdD research is looking at discourses our student teachers use when discussing race.


Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Prior to working at the University, I was a primary school teacher for 11 years. I have experience of working in 3 different authorities and a wide range of schools, from small, rural schools to large, inner city schools. I have taught in Foundation stage up to Y8 in KS3. I do not have a preferred age group, each KS offers something unique and rewarding.

International experience

I have taught English in private academies in Spain for 2 years. I have also taught international students in London for 3 years.

Recent publications