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Deborah Philip

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I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2015 as Head of Division for Initial Teacher Education although I have been associated with the School of Education and Professional Development for more than 10 years. I am currently the Acting Head of Department ITE, Lifelong Learning, Head of Division & Network Manager

Previously, I taught in Further Education colleges (FE) for 15 years in addition to being a Centre Manager for Teacher Education, Head of Teaching, Learning, Assessment & Quality and an Advanced Practitioner for much of that time.  In 2010 I trained as an Ofsted Inspector for teacher education undertaking mock inspections for colleges and training organisations.

My first degree is in psychology and I maintain a keen interest in this subject, training as a psychotherapist in 2008.   My membership with the British Psychological Society is ongoing.

I have a PGCE, Post Graduate qualification in Coaching and my MA was in Education and Professional Development. Last year I was recognised as a Chartered Manager with the Chartered Management Institute and I was also awarded a Certificate in Strategic Leadership.  I am currently studying for a Doctor of Education award at the University with a research interest in the academic and social success of autistic students.


Research Output 2018 2018

Practical Teaching

Dixon, E., Harvey, J., Kidder, J., Philip, D., Powell, D., Ryan, A., Thompson, R. & Timmins, S., 11 Oct 2018, Teaching in Lifelong Learning: A Guide to Theory and Practice . Avis, J., Fisher, R. & Thompson, R. (eds.). 3rd ed. Open University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter