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Dr Rachel Marsden

Lecturer in English / SOLSTICE FELLOW

Secondary, Further Education & Training

Dr Rachel Marsden

Department: Secondary, Further Education & Training

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Rachel has taught English and Classical Civilisation in the secondary and tertiary sectors, and now trains English teachers on the Secondary PGCE, as well as leading the University’s new PGCE with iQTS.

Research Interests

Research interests focus upon the research engagement of teaching practitioners, using inclusive mixed-methods such as user-focused evaluation. Other areas of research are in social justice in education, particulary with regards to young carers. 


Rachel lead on the Secondary English PGCE module, The Effective English Teacher: Explorations in Method, Policy, and Theory.