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Personal profile

Overview

My background is in primary school teaching, and I have classroom experience across all stages, as well as middle management experince as a Principal Teacher. My particular interests in school were in practitioner enquiry, teachers' professional learning and supporting student and probationer teachers, and I have undertaken postgraduate study in these areas. At UWS I teach on a wide range of modules across the BA Education and PGDE(P) programmes.

I am an active committee member of the International Professional Development Committee (IPDA) (Scotland) and a keen participant in UWS's Teacher Educator Professional Learning journal club. 

 

Current research activities

I am a student on the University of Strathclyde's EdD programme, examining the work of school-based teacher educators who support Initial Teacher Education students on school placement; and partnerships between schools and ITE providers. I am affiliated to the Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Edcuation (MQuITE) study and have recently been engaged in co-authoring (with Professor Aileen Kennedy of the University of Strathclyde) a chapter on mentoring in Scottish schools for the Palgrave Handbook of Teacher Education Research. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education