Portrait of Ms Jane Wormald Ms Jane Wormald

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Qualifications: BA, MA, SFHEA

Jane Wormald is a Senior Lecturer in Education and Professional Development. She is currently on a two year secondment to the Vice Chancellor’s Office to coordinate a HEFCE Catalyst-funded project.

Jane has been the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development, tutor on the BA (Hons) Learning Support and Specialist Conference organiser for Cert Ed and PGCE. Jane began her career in contemporary dance and performing arts, subsequently specialising in dance notation. Jane worked for 10 years as performer, FE lecturer and GCSE examiner. Jane was Learning Support Coordinator at the University of Huddersfield for 4 years during which time she began working and studying in the School of Education and Professional Development.

Jane’s current interests are in widening participation in HE, career trajectories and experiences of PT study for mature students, communities of practice in blended learning programme delivery, critical education and inclusive assessment.

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Educational career trajectories

  • Critical education

  • Blended learning

  • Curriculum design



Research Group: Teaching, Public Pedagogies and Professionalism
Knowledge Exchange Group: Technology Enhanced Learning

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Wormald, J (2017) ‘Analysing increasingly complex career landscapes’. In: 12th JVET Conference 2017, 7-9th July 2017, Worcester College, Oxford

Wormald, J (2017) ‘Analysing increasingly complex career landscapes: from teaching assistant (TA) to teacher in England’. In: Third Conference of the ESREA Network on Policy Studies in Adult Education, 8-10 June 2017, University of Verona, Italy


Wormald, J., Brown, D., Skrbic, N. and Terry, R. (2016) ‘'No research is insignificant': implementing a Students-as-Researchers FestivalWidening Participation and Lifelong Learning , 18 (1), pp. 74-89. ISSN 1466-6529


Wormald, J., Brown, D. and Skrbic, N. (2015) ‘No research is insignificant’. In: JVET 2015: Journal of Vocational Education and Training 11th International Conference, 3rd - 5th July 2015, Worcester College, Oxford

Wormald, J., Skrbic, N., Brown, D. and Terry, R. (2015) ‘No research is insignificant: bringing vocational students into the world of research’. In: 14th Consortium Annual Conference 2015 "What's going on?" Research 'on, 'with' and 'from' the further education and skill sector, 26th June 2015, University of Huddersfield

Wormald, J., Skrbic, N. and Kelly, R. (2015) ‘Students as researchers' festival: collaboration in practice’. In: UALL 2015 Annual Conference Making the Lifelong Learning University a Reality, 11th - 13th March 2015, Glasgow


Orr, K., Wormald, J. and Lavender, K. (2014) ‘Reflective Practice and CPD’. In: Learning, Teaching and Development: Strategies for Action. : SAGE. pp. 213-237. ISBN 978-1446282120

Orr, K., Wormald, J. and Lavender, K. (2014) ‘Reflective Practice and CPD’. In: Learning, Teaching and Development: Strategies for Action. : Sage. pp. 213-237. ISBN 978-1446282120

Wormald, J. and Powell, D. (2014) ‘Students as researchers: A student research festival designed around the principles of Kemmis et al.’s (2013) concept of practice architectures’. In: University of Huddersfield Teaching and Learning Conference (23 June 2014), 23 June 2014, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom , pp. 1-20


Reynolds, C., Wormald, J. and Bailey, W. (2013) ‘Vibrant and engaging online social learning: an innovative response to threatened part-time study in Higher Education’. In: Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education, 11-13 Jun 2013, Glasgow, Scotland

Iredale, A., Orr, K., Bailey, W. and Wormald, J. (2013) ‘Confidence, risk, and the journey into praxis: work-based learning and teacher developmentJournal of Education for Teaching , 39 (2), pp. 197-208. ISSN 0260-7476


Wormald, J. and Clare, R. (2011) ‘Do we belong in our classrooms?’. In: Equality and Diversity Conference, 11th November 2011, University of Huddersfield, UK

Wormald, J., Findlay, I. and Bennett, E. (2011) ‘The value of 'soft skills' for blended learning.’. In: ALT C conference 2011, 6th-8th September 2011, Leeds, England

Iredale, A., Bailey, W., Orr, K. and Wormald, J. (2011) ‘Confidence, risk, and the journey into praxis: work-based learning and the teacher education curriculum’. In: The Important Role of Higher Education in Teacher Education, 20th May 2011, Manchester Conference Centre , p. 22


Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Reviewing panel:

Critical Education Policy Studies

Consultant ‘Student as Researcher’ project HUDCETT Consortium Project February – April 2014

Research Degree Supervision

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

Teaching and Professional Activities

Coordinator of ‘Intervention for Success’ a HEFCE Catalyst-funded project at University of Huddersfield


On secondment from:

BA (Hons) Education and Professional Development:

·       Advanced Professional Practice

·       Critical Education (module leader)

·       Examinations Tutor

·       Student as Researcher Festival organiser


BA (Hons) Learning Support:

·       Supporting Literacy, Numeracy, Science & ICT 

·       Critical Education (module leader)

·       Theories and Strategies for Learning

·       Behaviour Management (module leader)


Cert Ed/PGCE Specialist Conference Organiser