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Dr Mark Pulsford

Job Title
Associate Professor (Teaching Focussed)
Education Studies

I joined Warwick's Department of Education Studies (DES) in 2019 having previously taught on education programmes at the University of Sheffield and De Montfort University. After a first career in marketing research, I worked as a primary school teacher in London and Leicester before my university roles. I am currently the Director of Undergraduate Studies in DES and Faculty Senior Tutor for Social Sciences. I teach on the BA Education Studies course, supervise undergraduate and Master's dissertation students, and work with several doctoral students as first or second supervisor. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have an interest in education as a subject of study in higher education institutions. With Rebecca Morris and Ross Purves, I recently edited the new textbook 'Understanding Education Studies: Critical Issues and New Directions', published by Routledge. With Rebecca and Ross, I've also worked on research funded by the British Education Studies Association that explored undergraduate course leaders' views and experiences. My research interests are also around men and masculinities in education. My PhD was a study of men who work as Special Educational Needs Coordinators in primary schools. I have a new study underway that aims to understand men's experiences studying education at university, and I have an ongoing project into the impact of fathers' home-schooling involvement during the Covid-19 lockdowns. I have published in the journals Gender & Education; Education 3-13: International Journal of Primary Education; Power & Education; and the London Review of Education.

Title Funder Award start Award end
The health, status and future of undergraduate Education programmes: a comparison of course leaders' views on leading and developing the subject within different institutions British Education Studies Association (BESA) 01 Jul 2019 31 Dec 2020