Joanne Griffiths

Lecturer in Education

PGCE (Leeds)

MA (Warwick)

Senior Fellow of the HEA

After completing a PGCE at the University of Leeds in 1998, Jo taught in secondary schools across the Midlands for fifteen years. Her roles include subject leader, Head of Faculty as well as assistant leadership of a large special needs department.

Jo joined the School of Education as a lecturer in January 2014. Her main role was to create and establish the new combined humanities family of PGCE courses on the Secondary PGCE.

Jo’s current roles include:

  • Leading the PGCE Geography course
  • Developing mentor training for the Secondary PGCE
  • School of Education AccessAbility Tutor
  • Teaching and supervising research projects on the MA Education: Teaching and Learning
  • Module convenor for the Developing Effective and Inclusive Pedagogies module on the MA Education

Jo has also contributed to the following courses:

  • BA Sociology
  • Primary PGCE
  • MA International Education


Griffiths, J. (2016) Bridging the school placement gap with peer micro-teaching lesson study. International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, 5:3, 227-238.

Griffiths, J. (2018) Initial teacher education without a bursary: what is the cost for student teachers? TEAN Journal, accepted awaiting publication.


Griffiths, J. (2017) The cost of training to teach without a bursary: do particular groups of trainees face greater challenges? Paper presented to TEAN Annual Conference 2017, Conference Aston, Birmingham, 12th May 2017.

Contributions to departmental projects

Griffiths, R., Adams, S., Hastings, S. and Griffiths, J. (2016) The Letterbox Club in Birmingham. Children’s and Foster Carers’ views, 2015-2016. Leicester, University of Leicester.

Jo has also participated in a British Council knowledge exchange programme with Pakistani universities.

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