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Associate Head of School: Education, York St John University

As Associate Head of School for Education I have overall responsibility for Initial Teacher Education programmes at York St John University.

I teach on the Professional Studies modules on postgraduate programmes and this is supported by my research interests related to education policy. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and am currently completing a PhD.

Before joining York St John University my professional background in the UK included eighteen years of teaching and leadership in state secondary schools. I have also worked in Australia within Higher Education as a teacher educator, building upon my experience of working with a range of teacher education programmes in the UK.


  • 2019–present
    Associate Head of School: Education (School of Education, Language & Psychology), York St John University
  • 2016–2019
    Subject Director: PGCE, York St John University
  • 2008–2016
    Head of Secondary, York St John University


  • 2022 
    University of Leeds, PhD (currently completing)
  • 2011 
    York St John University, MA in Educational Improvement, Development and Change
  • 2009 
    York St John University, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • 2003 
    National College of School Leadership, National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH)
  • 1988 
    Manchester Polytechnic, Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
  • 1986 
    Manchester Polytechnic, BA (Hons) Humanities/Social Studies

Professional Memberships

  • UCET (Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers)
  • TEAG (Teacher Education Advisory Group)
  • Cathedrals Group, Initial Teacher Education Sub-Committee