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Suzanne Brown

Dr Suzanne Brown EdD, MA, PGCE, PgCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, BSc (Hons)

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Science Initial Teacher Education


Senior Lecturer in PGCE and Undergraduate Initial Teacher Education.


Before working at SHU I taught Science in Nottinghamshire schools for nearly 20 years. I had a variety of leadership roles including Head of Science and Co-ordinator of Continuing Professional Development. I feel very privileged to be able to work with teachers and trainee teachers and to support their professional development at Sheffield Hallam University.


Department of Teacher Education

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Department of Teacher Education. Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. I teach on the Education with Science and QTS undergraduate course as well as on the PGCE course, where I teach Professional Studies.


My research interests are around part-time and flexible working in schools. This involves researching taken for granted everyday practices and how these affect those carrying out these patterns of working and their relationships with career progression.


Theses / Dissertations

Brown, S. (2019). Part-time women teachers and their career progression:A life history approach. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Stevenson, J.

Internet Publications

Brown, S. (2022). No more excuses for failing to adopt flexible working.

Brown, S., & Marsh-Davies, K. (2021). How to make teaching more women-friendly post covid.

Other activities

I am an Educational Consultant for another HEI, whereby I support curriculum development at Postgraduate level.

Postgraduate supervision

I have also supervised Masters Level students whose research is related to Science Education. I am also keen to supervise students whose research interests relate to the areas of gender, alternative working patterns and school based practices.

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