Skip to main content Accessibility information

Chris Simpson

Senior Lecturer

Programme Lead - Education Foundation Degrees

School of Education

01752 636700 Ext:2016


Role Summary


Chris joined Plymouth Marjon University in 2007 having worked in formal and informal education since 1981. Her previous experience includes working as residential social worker/teacher, secondary school teaching in Zimbabwe, youth work, and educator within the drug and alcohol field. A growing interest in research led Chris to write about partnership work with schools, to develop material for use in secondary schools, and ultimately to a Masters in Education following a PGCE. She has a particular interest in lifelong learning and in safeguarding.  She is currently researching the experience of students engaged in Foundation Degree programmes.



  • Masters in Education
  • PGCE Post Compulsory Education



  • Interprofessional working
  • Safeguarding
  • Interpersonal communication 



  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Formal and Informal Education
  • Communities of Practice
  • Place and Space
  • Lifelong Learning



Simpson, C (2018) ‘Safeguarding: rights and relationships’ in Luke, I. and Gourd, J. Thriving as a Professional Teacher.  London: Routledge

Simpson, C (2016) 'Your Place or Mine: status and identity, space and place'.  Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 18 (1) pp 17-27  ISSN 14666529


Expert Membership of professional bodies


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Roles on external bodies



Other Interests



Share this page on