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Lee Coutts


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Academic / Professional qualifications

Doctor of Education, University of Strathclyde 

Master of Education, University of Strathclyde

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Learning & Leadership, University of Stirling 

Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Business Studies and Professional Education, First Class & Distinction in Teaching, University of Stirling

Research Interests

  • Education policy conceptions and policy analysis
  • Scottish education and curriculum policy
  • Positioning theory
  • Transformative teachign and learning
  • Further education and Scotland’s colleges

Teaching Interests

Associate Director of Postgraduate Research 

Member of the PGDE Course Management Team and PGDE Business Education Coordinator.

Leader of PGDE Professional Practice (Secondary Education).

Module Leader:

  • X3814 Policy and Practice: Early Career Development
  • X7432 Policy and Politics in Education
  • X9585 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Business Education
  • X9575 Professional Skills: Professional Practice (Secondary Education)
  • EdD Thesis Preparation 


  • X9646 Methods of Enquiry, Literature and Scholarship 
  • X9645 Advanced Research Methods and Thesis Proposal
  • X9574 Professional Learning Through Enquiry
  • X9573 Educational Studies: Professional Values
  • X3952 Frameworks for Understanding Learning
  • Masters and Doctoral supervision

Personal Statement

Lee is the Associate Director for Postgraduate Research in the School of Education. He joined the University of Strathclyde's School of Education on a full-time basis in August 2019, having worked in the further and secondary education sectors for 13 years.  He completed his Masters and Doctorate in Education at Strathclyde.

Lee is a member of the PGDE Course Management Team and leads the Professional Practice (Secondary) module.  He coordinates the PGDE Business Education course and teaches on a variety of Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules, mainly in relation to education policy.  He Chairs the School's College Partnership Group and is leading the development of a new teaching qualification for College lecturers, to be introduced from September 2022.

Lee is currently working on his submission for Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 


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