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Academic Tutor

I have undertaken a number of roles at the University of Sunderland in the Faculty of Education and Society firstly, as a Senior Lecturer in Education, and later as a Principal Lecturer and Team Leader. Prior to working at the University, I spent many years teaching in schools and colleges across the UK including teaching in London.

As a Team leader, until 2017, I managed the Secondary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and taught on the PGCE (with QTS) and Master's programmes. I now support the work of the School of Education as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) for PGCE (DL) and the SCITT. It is very interesting to engage with teachers in many countries across the world on such dynamic programmes and to discuss and debate teaching and learning in both a local and international context.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on PGCE Education (DL).

Research interests for potential research students

I am interested in the professional development of teachers and, in particular, how experienced school teachers in their role as mentors, manage the process of developing the beginning teacher during the PGCE training year.

Last updated 15 February 2022