Jane Speare Dip, BA Hons, PGCE, MA

Senior Lecturer, Education and Community Studies

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Jane Speare

Senior Lecturer, Education and Community Studies

Jane Speare is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Greenwich.

Jane joined the university in 2002 as senior lecturer and course leader on the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Lifelong Learning Sector programme. Since 2014, she is course lecturer across the BA Hons Education Studies programme.

Jane has a Diploma in Counselling and Supervision and is interested in supporting students with special educational needs, with consideration for the role of emotions in learning and association of those 'hard to teach'.

Jane is also particularly interested in poetry in education, and is undertaking a research degree in the area of adolescents reading poetry.

Posts held previously:

  • 2002-14, Senior Lecturer/Course leader, PGCE courses, Lifelong Learning Sector, University of Greenwich
  • 1997-2002, Programme Coordinator, Acting Head of Department (since 2000), Tower Hamlets College
    Responsible for students with 'special educational needs'
  • 1996, Volunteer in Romanian Orphanage, Orfan
  • 1991-96, Lecturer, Tower Hamlets College
    On a range of vocational and academic courses from entry-level to A-level
  • 1991, English teacher, Unipal Educational exchange with Palestinians
  • 1989-91, Lecturer, Alton College
    On vocational and academic courses from entry to advanced level
  • 1987-88, Northern Irish Quaker Service; working with children at risk in Belfast

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Education
  • Course lecturer on BA Hons Education Studies


  • Reviewer: Wilson, L. (2013). Practical Teaching: A guide to teaching in the Education and Training Sector
  • External Examiner: PGCE courses at The institute of Education, 2009-12

Research / Scholarly interests

Jane's PhD research study is adolescent engagement with poetry in further education colleges.