Bonnie Kerr BA QTS, MA

Programme Leader

Bonnie Kerr is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Primary Education Studies in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich.

Bonnie holds a first class honours degree in Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. In addition she has a masters degree in Primary Education with science as a specialism.

She has worked in the education sector for many years, gaining expertise in both the key stage 2 primary sector and the informal science education sector. She then took on a key role in the education department at the Natural History Museum in London.

Bonnie joins us from the University of Birmingham, where she lectured in Primary School Direct (ITE) and will now be lecturing on the Primary Education (2-Year Accelerated Degree) at the University of Greenwich.  Bonnie will also be a Link Tutor for the School Direct programmes and supporting the teaching of science across the School of Education.

Posts Held Previously:
  • 2014-2016, Science Educator, Natural History Museum, London
  • 2016 (6 months) Lecturer in Primary School Direct, University of Birmingham
  • 2011-2013, Year 4 Primary Teacher and ICT Coordinator, St Thomas of Canterbury C of E Junior School
  • 2011-2013, Learning Volunteer, Natural History Museum, London

Responsibilities within the university

Bonnie is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA Hons Primary Education Studies (2-Year Accelerated Degree).

Her contribution to teaching in other areas include:

  • Science and research methods
  • Link tutor on the School Direct programme and other QTS programme routes
  • Engaging in research associated to the role.

Research / Scholarly interests

Bonnie's interests lie in informal science education, curriculum, pedagogy, global education and professional studies.

Recent publications


Gibson, Poppy Frances , Perera, Sharon, Morgan, Robert, Kerr, Bonnie (2019), Embedding academic skills at level 4, 5 & 6: creating conditions for student success on a 2-year accelerated degree. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich. In: , , , Effective Learning Relationships for Genuine Engagement and Freedom to Learn. Educational Development Unit, University of Greenwich, London Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 12: Gibson (1) ISSN: 2044-0081 (Print), (doi:

Book section

Green, Michael and , Kerr, Bonnie (2018), What drives primary schools today?. Learning Matters. In: , , In: Catherine Carden (ed.), Primary Teaching: Learning and Teaching in Primary Schools Today. Learning Matters, (1st) . pp. 187-201 . ISBN: 9781526436443 (doi: ).