Staff Profiles: Tristan Middleton

Tristan Middleton

Staff Profile: Tristan Middleton
Senior Lecturer in Education and Academic Course Leader MA Education

Tristan Middleton

Tristan Middleton

Senior Lecturer in Education and Academic Course Leader MA Education

Early Years and Education Studies

I am a Senior Lecturer in the Early Years & Education Team. I am passionate about educational inclusion and the opportunities for higher education to have a positive impact upon education practice.


I began my teaching career in 1995 with a PGCE from Bath Spa University, having worked as an actor in children’s theatre for 8 years. I have taught throughout primary and early years in a mainstream primary school in Wiltshire and then a mainstream primary school in Bristol where I became Assistant Head Teacher. I have also been a SENCo, Designated Lead for Child Protection and Designated Teacher for Children in Care. For the last 6 years of teaching I set-up and ran a nurture group provision.


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) French and Drama University of London 1990
PGCE Primary Education with QTS Bath Spa University College 2000
MA Ed Inclusive practice in schools University of West of England 2008
PGCAP Academic Practice University of Gloucestershire 2017


Nurture Group Accreditation (PGCE 30 credits) 2010

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) 

British Educational Research Association (BERA)

Tristan is Director and Chair of Leading Learning for Special Educational Needs Community Interest Company.

Teaching and research


Education, inclusion, Special Educational Needs, Educational Leadership


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Focus on education, SEN, nurture groups and narrative enquiry. Current research projects include: The Role of Assessment Feedback in Developing Academic Buoyancy – a collaborative Higher Education action research project.


More publications from Tristan Middleton can be found in the Research Repository.