Dr Jane Moore

Dr Jane Moore

Name: Dr Jane Moore
Current position: Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Education
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education


Jane has spent her professional career in a variety of roles in education, both as a secondary school teacher and in several universities. As a teacher, she taught in a school in London and in several schools on Merseyside and was particularly passionate about the ways in which excellent educational experiences can promote social mobility and life chances for all.

Later in her career, Jane took the opportunity to move into higher education and has led large education faculties in three universities. In each, she has had overall responsibility for teacher education programmes, as well as non-vocational education provision, Master’s and doctoral programmes. She regards the education of outstanding teachers as vital to the success of the education system overall, sustained by related research and mature collaborative partnerships with schools and other stakeholders.

Jane’s doctoral research was situated in the fields of anthropology and museum studies, and focused on the collection, interpretation and display of an internationally important collection of Tibetan objects at Liverpool World Museum. Her recent research interests include education in prisons, multi-stakeholder and partnership working and educational leadership in contexts of change.


  • HE leadership and organisational development
  • Prison education


  • MA (Cantab) – Philosophy and English
  • PGCE (Secondary English)
  • MA (Archaeology)
  • PhD, 2002 ‘Colonial Collecting: A Study of the Tibetan Collections at Liverpool Museum – Cultural Encounters, Patterns of Acquisition and the Ideology of Display’


  • Educational leadership and organisational development
  • Prison education
  • Education for the marginalised and disadvantaged
  • External examiner of EdD thesis for University of Derby, 2016.

Published work:


  • 2019- in progress ‘The Role and Influence of Prison Education’ in Hamilton, P. and O’Grady, A. Routledge.
  • 2016 – (edited volume) Bamber, P and Moore, J (co-editors) ‘Teacher Education in Challenging Times: Lessons for Professionalism, Partnership and Practice’ Routledge.

Articles and Chapters

  • 2019 – (forthcoming chapter) ‘Walls, roads and bridges: the use of metaphor in teaching and learning in prisons’ in O’Grady, A and Hamilton, P (co-editors) ‘Prison Education’ Routledge.
  • 2016 – (practitioner journal) Moore, J, Lloyd, C and Pilkington, R (co-editors) ‘Education in Action’ LHU Press.
  • 2016 (chapter) Moore, J, Pearson, M and Cronin, S ‘The Hope Challenge: a New Model of Partnership for School Improvement’, Routledge.

Knowledge transfer and enterprise:

 Presenting at conferences

  • British Education Research Association Conference, Leeds 2016 – symposium ‘The Hope Challenge: Re-visioning Partnerships for School Improvement’. Moore, J, Lloyd, C, Cronin, S, Pearson, M, Lord, J.
  •  British Education Research Association Conference, Belfast 2015 – ‘The emergence of trainee teachers’ professional identity as research-engaged practitioners’, Moore, J and Lloyd, C.
  •  ‘Battle for Teacher Education’ Conference, Bergen University College, Norway, 2014 – ‘Teacher Educators in the Marketplace: Surviving or Thriving?’ Moore, J and Cronin, S.
  • International Conference for E-Learning, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2012 – ‘An app for learning: the Student Interface With Tablet Technology in Graduate Studies’, Moore, J and Atkin, C.
  •  European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) Conference, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2011 ‘Professional Learning and the MTL – Reflections on Policy and Innovation in Teacher Education in England’, Moore, J

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