Staff Profiles: Emma Howell

Emma Howell

Staff Profile: Emma Howell
Academic Course Leader for BEd Primary

Emma Howell

Emma Howell

Academic Course Leader for BEd Primary

Teacher Education

Academic Course Leader for BEd Primary programme and Senior Lecturer (Initial Teacher Training and Foundation Degree programmes).


After graduating with a degree in primary initial teacher training, Emma went to work in infant and primary schools in Cambridgeshire and Wiltshire. She completed an MA and took on the roles of student mentor, Key Stage leader and maths subject leader. Following 16 years of primary classroom experience she moved into Initial Teacher Training, joining a vibrant maths team at the University of Gloucestershire. Emma teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes and for the past few years, has also taken on the role of Academic Course Leader for the BEd primary programme.


Award Title Institution Date
BSc Hons QTS Primary Education and Biology Leeds University (North Riding College) 1992
MA (Prim Ed) Primary Education Open University 1996
PGCHE Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education: Teacher Award (NMC approved) University of Gloucestershire 2009

Membership of professional bodies

Higher Education Academy Fellow

Teaching and research


Initial Teacher Education: primarily maths and professional studies

Education and Learning Foundation Degree: maths


Undergraduate, Postgraduate

External responsibilities

Chair of Governors at a Gloucestershire primary school

External examining

York St John University, BA Primary Education programme