I have an Honours Degree in Economics from Newcastle University and a master’s Degree in Adult and Continuing Education from the University of Sheffield. I am a qualified secondary education teacher of economics, history and social studies and I have worked in a number of schools and colleges. I also have curriculum management experience in colleges of further education and have run my own school of computing and office studies in Spain.
I joined the University of Sunderland in 2002 as a Senior Lecturer in Education and have supported many Business Studies trainees. Since 2008, I have worked solely for the International PGCE programme, leading the teaching practice modules and masters' modules in Management and Leadership and Assessment via distance learning. I formally retired from the University in 2019 but have continued to support students on the overseas DL programmes and those undertaking study ar master’s level.
I am also an experienced GCSE and advanced level examiner in Business Studies and in Global perspectives (Cambridge International examinations). and I am currently senior examiner in Economics for an overseas Commercial Management Institute.
Teaching and supervision
I have co authored Economics: a background text (with Geoffrey Whitehead) for ICM Publications.
My current interests are in the training of teachers working in the overseas independent sector and in the practice of assessment. I also have interests in the development of school mentoring.
The practice of Teaching
Leadership and Management in schools and colleges