I have been involved in Design and Technology education for 25 years as teacher, co-ordinator, education officer and now teacher educator. I have worked in 3 other ITE institutions developing and delivering primary and secondary courses and am probably best known for my work on values in design and technology. I have continued to write papers and present regularly at national and international conferences. Since joining LJMU in 2004, I have been PGCE Route Leader for Design and Technology, co-ordinated the PGCE course, have been responsible for an undergraduate KS2/3 design and technology course and am now heavily involved in teaching research methods.
I currently teach on the undergraduate and postgraduate courses, delivering lectures, seminars, workshops and running tutorial groups. Whilst originally a specialist in resistant materials, I have worked with control and systems technology and have been an accredited trainer for ProDesktop CAD software. More recently I have just started supervising Masters dissertations.
- Doctor of Education (Liverpool John Moores University)
- MEd (The Open University)
- PGCE Design and Technology (Brunel University)
- Bachelor of Engineering 2ii Honours (The University of Sheffield)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Outside of LJMU, I am an external examiner undergraduate and postgraduate courses for Nottingham Trent University. I am also a parent governor at our local primary school.
Currently I am planning my post-doctoral publications. You can access the full text of my thesis at http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/6147/