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  • Masters in Education Studies (with specialisms) level 11  
  • PGDE Programme (SCQF levels 10-11)
  • Teacher Education, BA(hons) programme ( levels 7-10)


Currently engaged in PhD study into Teacher professional learning communities (PLCs) which are frequently presented as a mechanism for enhancing professional knowledge and capacity in teachers.  Significant research evidence has been generated to support this view (Cordingley et al. 2005; Stoll et al. 2006, 2007; Edwards, 2012). Collaborative observational practices such as Learning Rounds, Learning Triads or Learning Walks are increasingly advocated in education and other professions as a means of supporting home-grown professional learning situated in the workplace. However, there are conflicting arguments in this debate (see Dooner et. al.(2008); Fendler (2011) Servage (2009) and Watson (2014)) and further empirical knowledge is vital to inform practice in this area and generate deeper understanding of the relationships and processes involved in PLCs, and their emergent agentic effects. This study aims to fill that gap

Target collaborative organisations

Collaborative research project with Dr Guiliana Ferri (Brunel University) and Paul Campbell (ESF, HongKong) on NQT experiences in Covid19 pandemic. 

In discussion with Dr Carlos Gonzalez, Grand Canyon University, Arizona: collaboration on research and publication 

Centre for Social Ontology (UCL) - on-going participation in CR interest group

Member of the international committee of IPDA (International Professional Development Association)

Chair, IPDA Scotland


Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange


UWS representatiove on the Scottish Council of Deans of Education Digital Literacies network

Division of Education representative for the School of Education and Social Science Ethics committee

Education and Social Science representative on the UWS Digital Experience Group

Online professional development for teachers

Online teaching and learning

 Collaborative approaches to teaching and learning

External positions

Member, British Educational Leadership and Management Association (BELMAS)

10 Oct 2020 → …

Chair, IPDA, Scotland

Feb 2019 → …

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Jun 2016 → …

Member of SERA

2016 → …


  • L Education (General)
  • professional learning
  • PLCs
  • collaborative practices
  • agency
  • Education Policy


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