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Dr Michelle Whitehead

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Dr Michelle Whitehead

Senior Lecturer, Teacher Education and Student & Alumni Lead

Michelle is a Senior Lecturer within the Teacher Education Team.

She has worked as a teacher educator since September 2013 and is Placement Co-ordinator for the Pre-service PGCE. In addition, she co-ordinates the Peer Observation and Development scheme at UCO. 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 qualification with the University of Huddersfield and has a particular interest in peer learning on GCSE English resit programmes. 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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