Biography

Having taught for 10 years in London and Cumbria, I joined the University (then St Martin's College) as a senior lecturer in Geography Education and Human Geography in 1998.

I have taught on the Geography PGCE since then, and been subject leader for Secondary Geography since 2009. I also taught on the BSc Geography degree until 2011.

I was Programme Leader for the Core PGCE between 2014-2019.

My research interest in the school curriculum, school structure and policy have grown over the years and these areas formed the background for my Phd in Educational Research, completed in 2020.

Qualifications and memberships

BA, MA, PGCE, FHEA, PhD

Academic and research interests

Curriculum development and school structures

Tourism/Sport/Leisure Geography

Curriculum development in Secondary Geography

Post-compulsory Secondary Geography

Publications

2009 Geography ITE conference, Edge Hill University. Presentation on research into changes to KS3 geography curriculum in secondary schools.

2008 Geography ITE conference, Bristol University. Presentation on research into use of sport as a concept to teach geography in secondary schools. (Both presentations available on Geography Association website, http://www.geography.org.uk/)

2006 RGS-IBG conference, Kensington. Presentation on research into use of sport as a concept to teach geography in secondary schools.

2006 'The state of geography education in English secondary schools' G. Butt, P. Weeden, S. Chubb and A. Srokosz International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education Vol. 15 no. 2

Recent external roles

External Examiner, PGCE Secondary Geography, University of Plymouth - 2004 to 2007

External Examiner, PGCE Secondary Geography, University of Brighton - 2009 to 2012