Clare Winder

Dr. Clare L. Winder

Senior Lecturer, Programme Leader for Teacher Education, Programme Leader Post graduate Diploma Professional Practice in Education

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Media Factory, ME435

+44 (0) 1772 89 5061

Subject Areas: Education; Teacher Education; Learning, Teaching and Assessment; Curriculum Design; Professional Development.

Clare is a Senior Lecturer within the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and is a Programme Leader for the Teacher Education Partnership, and Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Studies in Education.

Clare’s specialist areas of interest are Professional Identity and Curriculum Design.
Clare is a Fellow of HEA, a member of the Staff Mediation Team, and an editor for Through the Looking Glass: Reflective Research in Post Compulsory Education.

Social Media

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Twitter: Educating Teachers @DrClareWinder

Full Profile

  • Doctor of Education. UCLan, 2018
  • MA (Education) Research. UCLan, 2009
  • BA (Hons) Teaching & Training Studies. UCLan, 2003
  • Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory). UCLan, 1999
Professional qualifications
  • Workplace Mediation Conversion. Civil Mediation Council, 2018
  • Civil and Commercial Mediation. Civil Mediation Council, 2017
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Advance HE, 2013
  • Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Ab Intra, 2010

Clare has worked at UCLan since 2014 when she joined the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) team as a Senior Lecturer. Before moving to UCLan in 2014 Clare worked at Myerscough College for 8 years where she was the Programme Leader for Teacher Education.

An experienced teacher educator, Clare is a Programme Leader for the suite of teacher education courses offered by the UCLan Teacher Education Partnership – a partnership of 14 colleges across the North West region delivering a full range of nationally recognised teacher education programmes.

A key feature of this role is to contribute to the quality assurance processes of teacher education by to promoting demonstrable improvements in teacher education through observation, monitoring, innovative course design and sharing best practice.
Clare is also the Programme Leader for the Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Studies in Education (PGDip). A programme that develops a valuable repertoire of skills for teachers and education managers. The PGDip is the pathway qualification to the Masters Professional Practice in Education (MEd) and onwards to the Professional Doctorate (EdD). Students have the opportunity to both expand their knowledge of pedagogy and professional skills, and develop their writing and communication skills in preparation for the MEd dissertation and the EdD. The programme has proved to be highly successful.

In 2018, Clare was awarded the Golden Rose for Postgraduate Support, in recognition of her commitment to supporting postgraduate students.

Clare’s doctoral research focused upon the under-graduate, in-service trainees and the influences of both practice and praxis upon the development of their professional and academic identities.


Chapter Part I, 25, Inspired Students Inspiring Students, Brewer, G. and Hogarth, R. (2015). Creative education, teaching, and learning. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.…


Current activity: Who do they think they are? Understanding how teachers’ perceptions of professional identity is redefining the FE sector.


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Aurora, Advance HE

External Affiliations and Roles

  • External Examiner for Teacher Education, University of Essex

TEACHING activities and responsibilities

  • Programme Leader Teacher Education
  • Programme Leader Post Graduate Diploma Professional Practice in Education
  • Module Leader EH4105 Professioanl Development
  • Module Leader EH4107 Curriculum Design
  • Module Leader EH4116 Leading People and Teams in Education