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Lorraine Smith

Lorraine Smith BSc, PGCE, MA, EdD

Lorraine Smith

Lorraine Smith

Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer

Department of Secondary, LLTE and PE & Sport

Faculty of Education & Health

Lorraine Smith is a Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE & Sport at the University of Greenwich.

Lorraine joined the University in 2013, teaching science on the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Secondary Science courses.

After doing a PGCE course at Durham University she moved to Japan to teach English to a wide range of students before becoming coordinator and trainer for teaching and developing the under Five's English language curriculum. 

After returning to the UK she taught science in mainstream Secondary schools in Buckinghamshire, moving from teacher to subject leader to head of department during this time. She supported Continued Professional Development (CPD) in her department through Cascading Training from the Institute of Physics through their Teacher Network Scheme.

Lorraine's teaching interests include PGCE Secondary Science; Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy 1 and 2; Professional Studies and teaching on the Subject Knowledge Enhancement courses for science.

Posts held previously:

  • 2013-14, Senior Lecturer for Science Education, University of Greenwich
  • 2012-13, Supply Science teacher, A+ Teaching
  • 2005-12, Science teacher, Chiltern Hills Academy
  • 2004-05, Head of Department of Science, Sir William Ramsay School
  • 2003-05, Subject Leader, Sir William Ramsay School
  • 2000-05, Science teacher, Sir William Ramsay School
  • 1998-2000, NOVA English teacher, Toyohashi, Japan
  • Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer, Department of Secondary Education, LLTE and PE and Sport
  • 2000-present, Member of the Association of Science Education

Lorraine's research interests are demonstrated in her subject theses on the mentoring and personalized learning within Secondary schools in England. Her Doctoral thesis: How can academic mentoring support personalised learning? And her Masters thesis: GCSE Mentoring.

Smith, L. (2014). Academic Mentoring and How it can support Personalised Learning. EdD.

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