Skip navigation

Jill Duncan

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Jill Duncan is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in Education at the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at Northumbria, where she has been based since 2014. Prior to this, she successfully fulfilled many different school-based roles across sectors including leadership activity and international partnership work in Sweden. 

In her current role she is responsible for programme and module leadership across postgraduate and undergraduate programmes together with subject specific delivery in Art and Design. She enjoys working in collaboration with The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art to support enhancement opportunities for students.  

Jill has worked on international developments such as delivering transformative CPD to qualified primary and secondary teachers in Beijing, China as part of an internal working group.  

Jill is a member of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and Fuse (Centre for Translational Research in Public Health). Recent research themes include project-based learning, creative approaches to outdoor learning and an ethic of care within Higher Education. 

Jill is currently undertaking a PhD focusing upon a holistic input style including academic, pastoral and professional strands for postgraduate distance-based students within Initial Teacher Education (ITE). She has presented aspects of her doctoral research regionally, nationally and internationally at conference level. 

Jill Duncan

Research interests include project-based learning, creative approaches to outdoor learning, an ethic of care within Higher Education, pastoral support for students, phenomenology, and Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An Ethic of Care within Higher Education, Duncan, J. 2021
  • Home(pre)schoolers United: The power of peer support during a pandemic: Working parents and grandparents in academia, Grimshaw, L., Meredith, C., Mulholland, K., Heslop, K., Park, V., Allan, J., Duncan, J. 24 Jun 2021, Motherhood and Work
  • Using a visual model to illustrate methodological approaches in PhD study, Duncan, J. 2021
  • My PhD journey so far..., Duncan, J. 2020
  • Literature within PhD study, Duncan, J. 2019, Thematic Interest Group ("TIG") Conference
  • Project-based learning in initial teacher training curricula: Incorporating a visual method to enhance student agency and reflexive engagement in the learning process, Warnock, C., Duncan, J. 20 Apr 2019, In: Journal of the European Teacher Education Network
  • Visual Assessment Models, Duncan, J., Warnock, C. 2018, European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference
  • Teaching and Innovation in the British Curriculum - An International Perspective, Duncan, J., Barker, L. 2017, BERA Conference 2017

  • Education MEd August 01 2002
  • Education BA (Hons) with QTS September 30 1996
  • Education PhD
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2017


a sign in front of a crowd
+

Northumbria Open Days

Open Days are a great way for you to get a feel of the University, the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the course(s) you are interested in.

Research at Northumbria
+

Research at Northumbria

Research is the life blood of a University and at Northumbria University we pride ourselves on research that makes a difference; research that has application and affects people's lives.

a person sitting at a table
+

Order your prospectus

If you would like to know more about our courses, or life in general as a student at Northumbria, then we can help you.

Latest News and Features

a large city landscape
Justine Greening with Northumbria University Economic Development Manager Sue Graham at the white paper launch event in London
Professor Matthew Johnson pictured giving a keynote address, standing in front of a lecturn with a large screen beghind him
An image of the Lindisfarne Gospels
More news

Back to top