Personal profile


Qualifications: MA, PGCE, BA (Hons)

Senior Lecturer (Curriculum Leader) for Subject-Specific Pedagogy in ITE Project

I joined the School of Education and Professional Development in January 2016 to work on a three-year national research project on initial teacher education for vocational science, engineering and technology teachers working in colleges. The project is funded by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

Prior to this I worked at Kirklees College for 16 years across various teaching and managerial roles. During this period in the post-16 sector I started as a part-time lecturer in 1999 and have since undertaken a range of teaching and managerial roles duties including Educational Technologist, Learner Wellbeing & Safeguarding, Course Coordinator and Acting Curriculum Team Leader.

My interests include access to education, diversity, cohesion and equality, national college governance and how local relationships and aims are realised. In addition to this, I continue to be intrigued by creative, accessible curriculum design particularly where interdisciplinary approaches present themselves.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Access to education
  • Diversity
  • Cohesion and equality
  • National college governance and how local relationships and aims are realised
  • Creative, accessible curriculum design particularly where interdisciplinary approaches present themselves

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Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation

Enhancing Pedagogy in the Teaching of Vocational Science, Engineering and Technology

Orr, K. (Speaker), Thompson, R. (Speaker), Hanley, P. (Speaker), Hepworth, J. (Speaker)
25 Aug 2017

Activity: Oral presentation