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Martine Duggan

Personal statement

Before joining Bath Spa University as a Senior Lecturer in 2008, Martine worked as a Health Promotion Consultant with a focus on PSHE and Drugs Education. She has over 20 years experience teaching across the primary age phase - this includes working as a Deputy Head Teacher in two large primary schools and teaching in a school for gifted children in the USA.

She has been the joint Programme Leader for the Primary and Early Years PGCE with QTS course at Bath Spa University since 2015. Martine is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an ILM qualified member of Bath Spa University's internal coaching network.

Martine has a particular interest in how well trained teachers contribute to social justice. She is a member of Bath Spa's Centre for Research in Early Childhood (REaCH) and is on the steering group for the new Research Centre Policy, Pedagogy and Practice.

She has a number of research interests. Her doctoral research explored how an inner city children centre's community cohesion work helps to rehumanise the educational arena. She has also conducted research on Work based Learning in the Early years and, more recently, she has researched the experiences of HE based Teacher Educators in three different universities. Her current research examines the ways in which non specialist teachers of Primary PE may be supported to teach high quality PE lessons.

Martine also has over 20 years experience as a school governor and is a passionate champion of women in sport.

Academic qualifications

  • B.Ed (Hons) - Brighton Polytechnic
  • M.Ed - Bristol University
  • Ed.D - Bristol University

Professional qualifications

  • EYPS assessor
  • ILM level 5 Coaching and Mentoring qualification

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of TACTYC
  • Member of MESH National Steering group
  • Member of BERA's Practitioner Research SIG.

Other external roles

  • Governor of Paulton Juniors

Teaching specialisms

  • Primary and Early Years education
  • Primary physical education
  • Leadership and management of primary schools

External examiners

  • External Examiner for Truro and Penwith College (2014 – 2016).

Recent professional updating

  • Doctorate in Education 2013
  • Intercultural Understanding - International week at Linnaeus, Sweden June 2015.

Research and academic outputs

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Embracing complexity: understanding the experiences of university-based teacher educators in England
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Duggan, M and la Velle, L (2019) 'Embracing complexity: understanding the experiences of university-based teacher educators in England.' In: Sorensen, N, ed. Diversity in Teacher Education: perspectives on a school-led system. UCL IOE Press, London. ISBN 9781782772521


Work-based learning in the early years: how everyday experiences in early years settings can provide a secure foundation for academic study
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Duggan, M (2017) 'Work-based learning in the early years: how everyday experiences in early years settings can provide a secure foundation for academic study.' In: Hordern, J and Simon, C, eds. Placements and work-based learning in education studies: an introduction for students. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 126-135. ISBN 9781138839069


‘People at the heart of our processes’, a case study of how a nursery school and children's centre promotes community cohesion
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Duggan, M (2015) '‘People at the heart of our processes’, a case study of how a nursery school and children's centre promotes community cohesion.' Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary, Elementary and Early Years Education. ISSN 0300-4279


Developing models of CPD to support the delivery of high quality PE teaching in primary schools
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Duggan, M (2017) Developing models of CPD to support the delivery of high quality PE teaching in primary schools. In: BERA Annual Conference, 4 - 7 September 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.


Developing trainee teachers’ reflective practice at BSU
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Duggan, M, Smith, H and Digby, R (2016) Developing trainee teachers’ reflective practice at BSU. In: 7th TEAN Annual Conference: Cultivating Learning, 5 - 6 May 2016, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.


How might a children's centre contribute to community cohesion?
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Duggan, M (2011) How might a children's centre contribute to community cohesion? In: Centre for Learner Identity Studies' (CLIS) third annual conference on “learner identity”, Thursday 7 July to Friday 8 July, 2011, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk Campus.


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