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I am a senior lecturer in Initial Teacher Training.  I manage the Primary Phase ITT and am Course Lead for the BEd in this, as well as leading the PGCE Computer Science course. 

I previously worked in the Technology Faculty delivering outreach in STEM subjects through a wide range of activities for schools and colleges. The aim is to get people to develop an interest in these subjects and hopefully want to study them further. I am particularly keen to engage with groups that are under-represented in these subjects.

Prior to this I was a teacher and taught in a number of schools in London and the South Coast, with experience in leading Computing, Science and the Curriculum across the whole school.


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  • Higher Education outreach: examining key challenges for academics

    Johnson, M., Danvers, E., Hinton-Smith, T., Atkinson, K., Bowden, G., Foster, J., Garner, K., Garrud, P., Greaves, S., Harris, P., Hejmadi, M., Hill, D., Hughes, G., Jackson, L., O’Sullivan, A., ÓTuama, S., Perez Brown, P., Philipson, P., Ravenscroft, S., Rhys, M., & 6 othersRitchie, T., Talbot, J., Walker, D., Watson, J., Williams, M. & Williams, S., 9 Jun 2023, In: British Journal of Educational Studies. 67, 4, p. 469-491

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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  • Identifying the landscape of university STEM outreach

    Hill, D., 20 Apr 2019, Realising Ambitions: Proceedings of the 6th Annual Symposium of the United Kingdom & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network. Malik, M., Andrews, J., Clark, R., Penlington, R. & Broadbent, R. (eds.). 1 ed. University of Portsmouth, p. 280-303 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
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  • UPP Foundation Civic University Commission 2018: evidence submission from the Association for Academic Outreach Evidence Submission

    Hill, D., Johnson, M., Talbot, J., Awesti, A., Bowden, G., Danvers, E., Foster, J., Hejmadi, M., Hinton-Smith, T., Lazarus, J., Melhuish, C., Moffat, L., Harris, N., O'Tuama, S., Walker, D., Watson, J. & Williams, S., 31 Jul 2018, 4 p. UPP Foundation.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
  • Possible - The Raspberry Pi - a world of opportunities

    Marsden, S. & Hill, D., 2 Oct 2017, Creating the Coding Generation in Primary Schools: A Practical Guide for Cross-Curricular Teaching. Humble, S. (ed.). 1 ed. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 167-175 9 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

    Open Access
  • Master teachers in computing: what have we achieved?

    Hill, D. E., Smith, N., Alsop, Y., Caldwell, H., Dimitriadi, Y. & Csizmadia, A., 9 Nov 2015, Proceedings of the workshop in primary and secondary computing education. Gal-Ezer, J., Sentance, S. & Vahrehold, J. (eds.). New York, USA: ACM, p. 21-24 4 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution