Senior Lecturer (Scholarship)
2015- date: Senior Lecturer, School of Education
2008-2015: Lecturer, School of Education
2006-2008: Senior Research Fellow, School of Education
2003-2006: Professional Officer (Research and Development), GTCS
1990-2003: Lecturer (Physical Sciences), Heriot-Watt University
1987-1990: Research Assistant, The Scottish College of Textiles
1987 BSc (Hons : 1st Class) in Physics, University of Dundee
1995 PhD , Heriot-Watt University
2002 PGCert in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Napier University
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEI
GTCS Registered Teacher (Further Education : Physics and Mathematics)
Teacher preparation & social inequality.
Continuing professional learning and development, partnership and mentoring.
Professional enquiry and action research, evidence-based practice.
Secondary educational data analysis, quantitative techniques.
Currently supervising a number of PhD students, research topics scoping educational datasets, learning environments, student capabilities, mathematics teacher preparation and poverty, and school micropolitics.
Scottish Attainment Challenge Project (Scottish Council of Deans funded by the Scottish Government)
Teacher Preparation Research Group (poverty and social inequality)
European perspectives on new teacher support and mentoring.
Collaboration with other Scottish TEIs through Scottish Attainment Challenge Project.
Collaborations with colleagues in Denmark, Norway and Malta exploring new teacher support.
Collaborative activity with personnel at partner local authorities. Academic support for practitioner enquiry initiatives developed for induction year teachers.
Introduction to Inclusive Teaching 1&2 (MA1)
Sustainable International Development (Sixth Century)
Professional Practice : Professional Enquiry (MA4 / PGDE)
Exploring the Curriculum : Mathematics (PGDE)
Professional Enquiry : Level 11 (MA4 / PGDE)
Critical Approaches to Academic Literature (PGT)
Research Methods (PGT)
Enhancing Professional Practice through Research (PGT)
Reflexivity and Professional Enquiry : Counselling (PGT)
- Further Info
External Examiner, MSc. Enhanced Practice in Education (EPiE), School of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Glasgow.
MA External Examiner, Faculty of Education, University of Malta.
Programme Validation, Higher Education & Training Awards Council, Ireland.
Programme Director, Masters in Education (flexible pathway)
Student Progress Convener