Portrait of  Liz Zsargo Liz Zsargo

e.zsargo@hud.ac.uk | 01484 478276



Qualifications:  MA, BA (Hons), PGCE, NPQH, FHEA

I joined Huddersfield University in 2014 as a Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, with nearly twenty five years of experience working in education. A former primary headteacher, I have worked in a range of primary schools and taught all year groups, with the majority of my teaching experience being KS1. Roles I have held include: Head of Infants, Assessment Lead, and co-ordinator for Geography, RE, PSHCE and MFL.

I have also worked at the National College for Teaching and Leadership, working on a range of projects including phonics in Initial Teacher Training and School Direct.

I spent four years in Hungary studying Conductive Education and working at the Peto Institute, mainly teaching with children with physical disabilities, and I also have experience teaching primary age children in special schools

Research and Scholarship

Research interests include:

  • Teaching of reading to children with SEN
  • Inclusion
  • Early professional development of beginner teachers

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Zsargo, L. and Palmer, J. (2017) ‘Becoming and being a mentor:consistency in assessment judgments of initial teacher trainees’. In: British Educational Research Conference, 5-7 September 2017, University of Sussex

Zsargo, L (2017) ‘The views of young children on learning to read using systematic synthetic phonics as the prime approach’. In: School of Education Research Conference, 2017, University of Huddersfield

Research Degree Supervision

Further information is available about Research Topics and Supervision within the School of Education and Professional Development..

Teaching and Professional Activities

Primary BA and PGCE Course Tutor

School Direct – strategic lead