Gary Cookson

Lecturer in Education

School of Dentistry

Harrington Building, HA110

+44 (0) 1772 89 6318

Subject Areas: Education

Gary is Lecturer in Education within the School of Dentistry.  Gary’s research interests include communities of learning, on online learning environments alongside staff student engagement in using technologies to learn.

Full Profile

Gary works within the School of Dentistry teaching across education programmes. He has extensive experience of working within a range of educational settings his previous post for ten years was as a Teacher Educator. He developed online learning approaches and this work continues within his current role. Gary aims to continue studying by working towards gaining a Doctorate focussing on Education and exploring online learning, contributing to the existing knowledge base here at UCLan and the wider education community.


  • MA Education and Online Learning Edgehill University, 2010
  • BA (Hons) Primary Education, Edgehill University, 2000

Research Activities

  • Educational Pedagogy for Online Learning
  • Assessment in Higher Education


Facilitating learning, and online learning development

Research Groups

  • Online Learning
  • Flipped Learning


Presenting online learning approaches at JISC events