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Jane Wormald is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Professional Development. She is currently on a two year secondment to the Vice Chancellor’s Office to coordinate a HEFCE Catalyst-funded project.

Jane has been the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development, tutor on the BA (Hons) Learning Support and Specialist Conference organiser for Cert Ed and PGCE. Jane began her career in contemporary dance and performing arts, subsequently specialising in dance notation. Jane worked for 10 years as performer, FE lecturer and GCSE examiner. Jane was Learning Support Coordinator at the University of Huddersfield for 4 years during which time she began working and studying in the School of Education and Professional Development.

Jane’s current interests are in widening participation in HE, career trajectories and experiences of PT study for mature students, communities of practice in blended learning programme delivery, critical education and inclusive assessment.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Educational career trajectories
  • Critical education
  • Blended learning
  • Curriculum design

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Research Output

'No research is insignificant': implementing a Students-as-Researchers Festival.

Wormald, J., Brown, D., Skrbic, N. & Terry, R., Feb 2016, In : Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 18, 1, p. 74-89 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Reflective Practice and CPD

    Orr, K., Wormald, J. & Lavender, K., 28 Nov 2014, Learning, Teaching and Development: Strategies for Action. Ashmore, L. & Robinson, D. (eds.). SAGE Publications, p. 213-237 25 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Confidence, risk, and the journey into praxis: Work-based learning and teacher development

    Iredale, A., Orr, K., Bailey, W. & Wormald, J., Apr 2013, In : Journal of Education for Teaching. 39, 2, p. 197-208 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)


    • 8 Oral presentation
    • 1 Invited talk

    From Teaching Assistant to Teacher: Analysing Increasingly Complex Career Landscapes

    Jane Wormald (Speaker)
    9 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    No Research is Insignificant

    Jane Wormald (Speaker), Dave Brown (Speaker), Nena Skrbic (Speaker)
    4 Jul 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    No Research is Insignificant: Bringing Vocational Students into the World of Research

    Jane Wormald (Speaker), Nena Skrbic (Speaker), Dave Brown (Speaker), Rachel Terry (Speaker)
    26 Jun 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Students as researchers' festival: Collaboration in practice

    Rebecca Kelly (Speaker), Jane Wormald (Speaker)
    15 Mar 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Students as Researchers' Festival: Collaboration in Practice

    Jane Wormald (Speaker), Nena Skrbic (Speaker)
    11 Mar 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation