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    Ian is a teacher educator. He teaches primary science, geography (Strand Leader) and APD/professional studies on undergraduate and postgraduate primary ITE courses. Ian is a Link Tutor for both undergraduate and postgraduate trainees on professional practice.


    Before entering the teaching profession, Ian completed a BSc (Hons) degree in geography at The University of Liverpool. He then went on to study for a PhD in physical geography (see publications). After completing a period of postdoctoral research, Ian completed a PGCE before going on to work in a variety of roles in primary schools including as a science subject leader, year leader and phase leader. His earlier scientific background fuelled his enthusiasm for learning about and developing high-quality scientific learning opportunities for children. He became responsible for mentoring and leading CPD opportunities for other staff.

    Research interests

    Ian is interested in research-informed teaching in ITE and is in the process of building a literature review in this area in collaboration with other colleagues. Ian is also interested in how teachers address and challenge stereotypes of people and places through their teaching of primary geography.


    Primary Geography Subject Leader

    PED1023 - Introduction to primary computing, history, geography, RE and languages (written course materials)

    PED2016P - Partnership led curriculum - inspiring learning experiences in the foundation subjects (written course materials)

    PED2023 - Understanding educational research

    PED2032 - A critical understanding of the foundation subjects (written course materials) 

    PED3010 - Curriculum, teaching and learning 

    PG Core Science 

    PG Foundation Subjects (written course materials)

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    PGCTHE, PGCert, Edge Hill University

    3 Jan 20231 Jul 2024

    Award Date: 1 Jul 2024

    PGCE Primary, Other, Liverpool Hope University

    Award Date: 27 Jul 2012

    PhD, A lithofacies-based approach to OSL dating of ice-proximal sandar on the margins of the Irish Sea ice-stream, University of Liverpool

    Award Date: 28 Nov 2008

    Geography, BSc, First Class Hons., University of Liverpool

    Award Date: 2 Jul 2004

    Other positions

    Primary School Teacher and LKS2 Leader, Evelyn Street Primary School

    3 Sept 20193 Jan 2021

    Primary School Teacher and Year Leader, Southwater Junior Academy

    3 Sept 20153 Sept 2019

    Primary School Teacher, Evelyn Street Primary School

    3 Sept 20123 Sept 2015


    • LB1501 Primary Education


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