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Professor Ian Luke

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic.

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Ian Luke

Role Summary


Professor (Dr) Ian Luke is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and is responsible for the strategic and academic development across all Schools. In addition, Professor Luke has cross-institutional responsibility for academic practice, learning and teaching, international development, digital innovation, timetabling, and broader academic services. Working closely with the Registrar and Head of Quality & Standards, he is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the quality of our academic provision, and also Chairs the University Board of Studies, reporting directly to Senate.




  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA)
  • PhD - An Examination of Pupils' Metacognitive Ability in Secondary Education, Loughborough University
  • PGCE Physical Education, Loughborough University
  • BSc Physical Education, Sports Science & Management (First Class Honours), Loughborough University



  • PhD Supervisor and Director of Studies
  • Teaching focus areas include Higher Education pedagogy, learning processes, metacognition, leadership and professional identity



  • Higher education pedagogy
  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Teacher education
  • Professional development
  • Metacognitive ability
  • Assessment



Nicholls, F., Fewings, G., Kinchin, G.D. & Luke, I. (2022) Immersing the concept of Sport Education into an outdoor archaeological learning experience for pupils within one primary school. Physical Education Matters. 17(2), pp 25-28.

Ovenden-Hope, T. and Luke, I (2020)  Sense-making of educational policy and workforce supply for small schools in England. In Ovenden-Hope, T. and Passy, R. (Eds) (2020) Exploring Teacher Recruitment and Retention: Contextual Challenges and International Perspectives. Routledge, Taylor & Francis: London. 

Luke, I., MacBlain, S. & Golder, G. (2020) Children, Young People and Physical Education, in Capel, S. & Blair, R. (Eds) Debates in Physical Education (2nd Ed). Routledge: London

Luke. I. & Gourd, J. (Eds) (2018) Thriving as a Professional Teacher. Routledge: London

Luke, I., Ovenden-Hope, T. and Milner, A. (2018) Policy, Professionals and Professionalism, in Luke, I. & Gourd, J. (Eds) Thriving as a Professional Teacher. Routledge: London

Jones, N., Golder, G. & Luke, I (2017) Early Professional Development: Leadership Development for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). Church of England Education Office: London

Luke, I & Cade, S (2017) Big Ideas about Small Schools in Guild HE/Cathedrals Group (Eds) World Class Teachers, World Class Education. Guild HE: London

Dunn, J., MacBlain, SF. and Luke, I. (2017). Contemporary Issues in Childhood. Sage: London.

Luke, I (2009). Assessment and Reflection in Physical Education. In Grout, H and Long, G. (Eds) Improving Learning and Teaching in Physical Education. London: McGraw-Hill.

Luke, I (2007). Tales of Physical Education Initial Teacher Training. Physical Education Matters. 2 (1) pp 64-65.

Jones, N., Luke, I. and Golder, G. (2007). An Examination of the Student Associate Scheme: Participants Perceptions of its Purpose and its Impact. Journal of Physical Activity and Human Development. 1 (1) pp 24-31.

Luke, I (2003). Using Cognitive Preferences to Help Trainee Teachers to Develop Gymnastic Lessons. The British Journal of Teaching Physical Education, 34 (1) pp 27-30.

Luke, I.T. and Hardy, C.A. (2000). Appreciating the Complexity of Learning in Physical Education: The Utilization of a Metacognitive Ability Conceptual Framework. Sport, Education and Society, 4 (2) pp 175-191.

Luke, I.T. and Hardy, C.A. (1999). Metacognition and Pupils Learning. In Hardy, C.A. and Mawer, M (Eds.) Learning and Teaching in Physical Education, Falmer Press.

Luke, I.T. and Hardy, C.A. (1999). Pupils Cognitive Strategies in Physical Education. In Hardy, C.A. and Mawer, M (Eds.) Learning and Teaching in Physical Education Falmer Press.

Luke, I.T. and Hardy, C.A. (1996). Differentiation: A Consideration of Pupils Learning Preferences in Physical Education Lessons. Bulletin of Physical Education, 32 (2).

Luke, I (2011). Influence and Compliance in Leadership. Lecture Workshop for Regional RFU Managers, University College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth.


  • Luke, I (2017) Big Ideas about Small Schools, Oral Presentation: BERA SIG Educational Effectiveness & Improvement. Exploring Recruitment, Retention & Region - the three ‘R’s’ challenging school performance in England. Plymouth University (Sept)
  • Luke, I (2016) Values-based Teacher Education. Keynote Presentation: Greenwich Teacher Education Conference , University of Greenwich.
  • Luke, I., Golder, G. & Eales, S (2015) Outstanding Leadership & Management in Initial Teacher Education, Oral Presentation: South West Ofsted Best Practice Symposium , University of St Mark & St John
  • Golder, G., Luke, I., Eales, S. and Brimacombe, K (2015). Early Professional Development. Oral presentation: Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Conference, NEC, Birmingham.
  • Noble-Rogers, B and Luke, I (2014) Ofsted: Managing the New ITT Framework. Oral presentation: Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Conference, NEC, Birmingham.
  • Luke, I (2013). Professional Development. Oral presentation: National Teaching Learning Academy Conference, University of Chichester.
  • Luke, I (2011) Influence and Compliance in Leadership, Keynote Lecture & Workshop for Regional RFU Managers, University College of St Mark & St John.
  • Luke, I. and Frapwell, A. (2008). Assessment, ICT and Education. Oral presentation: Regional HEI Network Conference, University of Bath.
  • Luke, I.T. and Hardy, C.A. (1996). An Intervention Study to Examine the Effects of a Metacognitive Strategy on Pupils Learning in Physical Education Contexts. Oral Presentation: AIESEP International Seminar, Lisbon, 21-24 November.

Expert Membership of professional bodies



Roles on external bodies


Professor Luke represents the University on a number of external bodies associated with Higher Education, Teacher Education and International Development.

Other Interests


Ian has a strong sporting background in sports acrobatics, winning both World and European medals.

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