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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

Educational policy, policy conceptions, ontological and epistemological views of policy, contextual influences on policy, critical policy analysis, positioning theory. 

Teaching Interests

PGDE Business Education Coordinator 

Module Leader:

  • X3436 Creative Contexts for Learning Business Education
  • X3814 Policy and Practice: Early Career Development
  • X3822 Contexts for Leadership


  • X3998 Educational Perspectives and Policies
  • X9647 Globalisation, Society and Education Policy 
  • X3404 Placement Learning
  • X7432 Policy and Politics in Education
  • X3997 Principles and Policy in Practice
  • X3501 Professional Specialisation
  • X9797 How Teachers Learn
  • X9798 Contemporary Contexts for Teacher Learning and Teachers' Work
  • BA and MEd Dissertation Supervision
  • Doctorate Supervision 

Personal Statement

Lee 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 coordinates the PGDE Business Education course and teaches on a variety of Postgraduate modules, mainly in relation to education policy.

He is interested in supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students in relation to education policy.

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

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Research Output 2011 2018

Explaining, framing and forming of the National Improvement Framework

Coutts, L., 1 Nov 2018. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access

National 5 business management course notes

Coutts, L., 27 Apr 2018, 2nd ed. Glasgow. 160 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

business management
Business management


Framing, explaining and forming the National Improvement Framework

Author: Coutts, L., 1 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Adams, P. (Supervisor) & Wall, K. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2006 2006

  • 1 Membership of council

General Teaching Council for Scotland (External organisation)

Lee Coutts (Member)
2006 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of council