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Dr Graham Parton

Head of School - Education and Science

Graham is Head of School for the School of Education and Science.


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.


  • 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 & Research


Teacher Education and Education Studies


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


More publications from Dr Graham Parton can be found in the Research Repository.