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Dr Michelle Whitehead

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Dr Michelle Whitehead

Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education

Michelle is a Senior Lecturer within the Teacher Education Team.

She has worked as a teacher educator since September 2013 and works on the In-service and Pre-service PGCE/Cert Ed, as well as teaching on the MA Education (Teaching & Learning). In addition, she co-ordinates the observation schemes at UCO and is involved in a range of other projects, including Alumni and Equality & Diversity events. Michelle also has several years of experience working as an English teacher at Oldham College, prior to taking up her current post. During her time working in Further Education Michelle managed GCSE and Study Skills programmes, as well as mentoring PGCE students and being a member of the College’s observation team.

Michelle has achieved a Doctor of Education (EdD) qualification with the University of Huddersfield in 2021 and has a particular interest in peer learning on GCSE English resit programmes. Her thesis can be found here: Thesis Template for Researchers (hud.ac.uk). As part of her MA Education, she has previously been involved with research into group work in adult GCSE classes.

Research Activities

Peer learning


Doctor of Education;
MA Education;
PGCE Lifelong Learning;
BA (Hons) Literature

Membership of Professional Bodies

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Conferences/Conference Papers

Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) Annual Conference 2014
University Campus Oldham Symposium 2018

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