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John Luker

Principal Lecturer in Education

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John Luker

Room: K21


+44 (0) 1978 293058


John Luker graduated from Middlesex Polytechnic in 1979 with a degree in Business Studies, specialising in Industrial Relations and Employment Law. Following four years management training and development at Newsweek Magazine, he worked as an international circulation sales and marketing manager at The Economist Newspaper from 1983 to 1987. For the next seventeen years, John ran his own specialist scientific, technical and medical international publishing agency, working with publishers in the UK and USA on their sales and marketing programmes.

In 2002, in a position to make a career change, John began teacher training and in 2004, qualified as a FE college lecturer. In 2005 he went on to gain Qualified Teacher Status in ICT and Business Studies as a secondary school teacher. He started teaching on Business Degree programmes for the Open University and Staffordshire University early in his new teaching career, drawing upon his commercial experience. In 2006 John began a new career in Higher Education, teaching in the field of initial teacher training for Glyndwr and Edge Hill Universities.

John is the programme leader for the MA Educations and academic lead for education.

BA (Hons) Business Studies (Middlesex Polytechnic), PGCE (University of Wales) PGCPD (University of Wales) MA Education (University of Wales)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

MA Education

BA (Hons) Education and Childhood Studies

BA (Hons) Education Studies

John is currently studying and researching for a Professional Doctorate in Education. His research topic is based around the concept of student-centred learning and teaching practice within Higher Education.

Other research interests include teaching and learning technologies as well as coaching as a teaching and learning approach. John’s consultancy interests include working with private and professional clients who wish to develop a strategic coaching culture for their organisations. These clients include both local authority and UK Government departments, where he specialises in working with senior leaders on change management projects.