Staff Profiles: Dr. Graham Parton

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Staff Profile: Dr. Graham Parton
Head of School, Education and Humanities

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Dr. Graham Parton

Head of School, Education and Humanities

Early Years and Education Studies

Teacher Education

I have worked in education since training as a teacher in 1994. I began my career as an Early Years Teacher in East London. My main interests are Problem-based Learning and the use of technology to enhance learning for all. As part of my passion for technology enhanced learning, I have held the title of Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for the past two years.


Dr Graham Parton is Head of our School of Education and Humanities. I have worked in three Higher Education Institutions, Canterbury Christ Church University, Leeds Becket University and now the University of Gloucestershire.

My past roles have included Head of Teacher Education, Head of Primary Education and Principal Lecturer in Professional Studies and Primary Computing. Within my role as Head of Teacher Education, I was responsible for the leadership of all teacher education programmes including an innovative two year accelerated primary education degree. I have also lead on a number of key projects including the collaboration with Lloyds Banking Group, and Microsoft Student Teacher Education Partnership.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc Primary Education with QTS University of Lancaster 1994
MA Science Education University College London 1998
PhD Problem-based Learning in Initial Teacher Education: The construction and adaption of professional identity Leeds Beckett 2015


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research


Teacher Education and Education Studies


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Teacher Identity, Computing education and the use of virtual reality in teacher education.