Dr Neil Radford
Position: Deputy Head of Department Postgraduate Studies, Programme Leader for Doctor of Education.
College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education
Department: Education and Childhood
Subject area: CPD in Education
Research Centre: Centre for Educational Research and Innovation
Programme Leader for the Doctor of Education (EdD). I have responsibility for recruitment, programme design, programme management, supervision, teaching and examination of doctoral candidates. I am also Deputy Head of Department for Postgraduate Studies, involving line-management of the MA Education programme.
Teaching and supervision of professional doctoral (EdD) and PhD candidates. I also provide training for new and existing supervisors within the University. The range of doctoral projects that I currently supervise include:
- Influence of celebrity science on scientific literacy
- Transfer of learning from ITE to teaching
- Distributed school leadership and school improvement
- Critical and higher order thinking skills in ITE and high school education (Arab-Israeli Education)
- Training models for leadership coaching in business
Teacher education/science education/doctoral supervision and professional doctorates.
- Science Education; scientific literacy and public understanding of science, transference of attitudes to science beyond formal education.
- Supervision of professional postgraduate research
- Learning and Teaching strategies/whole school improvement
- Distributed leadership/change management
- Interest and motivation of learners
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- PhD Freshwater Ecotoxicology (Profundal Reservoir Communitites), University of Leicester
- Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE Secondary), University of Leicester
- BSc Biological Sciences, University of Leicester
5th International Conference on Professional Doctorates (UKCGE/Middlesex University), Titanic Belfast, 15-16 March 2016.
Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), May 2014; 5th Annual Conference ‘Teacher’s perceptions of the importance of scientific literacy: implications for school curriculum and initial teacher education programmes.’
Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN), June 2013; Masters: A route to teacher professionalism conference, ‘Experience of postgraduate teacher education at University of Derby: Key perspectives on school-based and campus-based masters provision for teachers’.
UKCGE Internatiuonal Professional Doctorates Conference April 2011 Edinburgh - Poster presentation: 'Who am I today? Multiple identities and behaviours related to colleague to colleague supervision in professional higher degrees.'
Perspectives in Professionalism Conference, University of Derby July 2011 - Presentation: 'To adopt or to adapt? - How should professionals approach the dissemination of good practice?'
Learning and Teaching Conference Buxton July 2011 -Workshop 'To adopt or to adapt? - How should professionals approach the dissemination of good practice?'
Member of The Cloud Appreciation Society
Prior to joining the university, I gained extensive experience as a secondary science teacher and led a successful whole school improvement project that achieved sustained increases in pupil attainment and improved innovative teaching and learning by creating a culture of shared learning and practice across the school.