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PhD Supervision

Education staff are actively involved in a wide range of research activities, see their profiles below.

Dr Duncan Reavey

Contact details: Tel: +44 (0) 1243 812008. Email:

Specialism: Innovations in Undergraduate Learning and Teaching, in particular 'Differentiation, Group Work and Problem-Based Learning', Environmental Education, Indigenous Knowledge and Science Education, Impact of Adventure Activities on the Environment, Ecology of Eland.

Dr Chris Shelton

Contact details: Tel +44 (0)1243 812028. Email

Specialisms: Educational technology in schools or universities, Primary Computing

Recent Projects:

Chris was UK project director for the CIRT (Consortium for Intercultural Reflective Teachers) project - an EU funded project (€200,000) in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University in the USA and Jönköping University in Sweden. The project aimed to encourage international collaboration through a five year programme of staff and student exchanges between the three partner universities (2008-2012).

He was awarded a £5,000 grant from the Teaching Agency as part of the Leading Partners Programme: ICT. This was used to explore and develop links with partnership schools to improve teacher training in ICT (2012).

Recent publications:

Shelton, C. (2014) “Virtually mandatory”: A survey of how discipline and institutional commitment shape university lecturers’ perceptions of technology. British Journal of Educational Technology 45: 748–759. doi: 10.1111/bjet.12051

Dr Barbara Thompson

Contact details: email

Specialisms: gender, leadership and management, impact of neo-liberalism on ITT