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James Snook

Senior Lecturer in Education

Programme Area leader for MA in Education & pathways

Institute of Education

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James Snook

Role Summary

Leading a dynamic and wonderful team to deliver the MA in Education & (Pathways) a flexible programme that builds on the  University’s reputation as a high-quality, values-informed provider in the South West, renowned for supporting excellence in professional practice. The programme offers learning informed by a strong emphasis on values-driven learning and development so that students can make a significant contribution to the intellectual, cultural, social, spiritual and economic life of the communities they serve.


Doctorate in Education (submitted) (Cardiff Univeristy), MA in Education (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Professional Development (University of South Wales),  Graduate Teacher Programme with Qualified Teacher Status (Welsh Government), Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Toxicology (Cardiff University), Postgraduate Diploma in Construction and Engineering (University of Central Lancashire), BSc (HONS) Medical Pharmacology (Cardiff University)


Senior Lecturer in Education, MA in Education & pathways


Professional learning, Intial & continuing teacher education, Teacher & professional identity work, STEM education, Inclusion, digital technologies for the ehanchement of teaching and learning.


Connolly, M., Hadfield, M., Snook, J., Barnes, Y., 2018. The accommodation of contested identities: The impact of participation in a practice-based Masters Programme on Beginning Teachers’ professional identity and sense of agency.. Teaching and Teacher Education 71, pp. 241-250. (10.1016/j.tate.2018.01.010)  & Hadfield, M., Barnes, Y., Connolly, M., Snook, J., 2017. Developing the capacity to support beginning teachers in Wales: Lessons learnt from the Masters in Educational Practice. Welsh Journal of Education 19(1), pp. 90-106. (10.16922/wje.19.1.5

Expert Membership of professional bodies

FHEA, (CSciTeach & Rsci) Association of Science Education, EWC registered teacher, IPDA

Roles on external bodies

External examiner for Bangor University MA in Education

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