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Martin Lea

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Martin Lea

Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education

Martin is a Senior Lecturer at the University Campus with course leader responsibilities for the Teacher Training Courses. He also represents UCO as a centre manager within the HUDCETT consortium.

Martin Joined the organisation in January 2013 after working as a curriculum leader at Oldham College. Having previously completed an MPhil at the University of Manchester in Education Policy and Leadership Martin has retained a current research interest in education via his doctoral studies. Prior to taking up his current role Martin has been a curriculum manager for Creative Arts, a music teacher and has been directly involved in teacher education for a number of years. He also has extensive experience of teaching and learning quality systems and has performed a number of advisory roles most notably with Pearson and UCLAN.



Research Activities

Education Policy & Leadership



PhD (ongoing) MPhil, MA, PGCE, QTS, PGCPSE, BA (Hons)


Membership of Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Journal Articles/Publications

Lea, M R; An investigation into leadership in further education at a time of rapid change. University of Manchester. (2012)


Conferences/Conference Papers

ECER Istanbul 2013
National FE Conference 2015

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