Chris Rolph

Chris Rolph

Principal Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Secondary and Continuing Education

Role

Dr Rolph lectures in the Nottingham Institute of Education and manages the partnership relationships that are the foundation of all of NTU’s initial teacher training courses. He also supports professional development including NQT support and part-time masters courses. He currently contributes to the teaching of a range of courses including: joint honours in education; secondary education; and childhood studies, as well as supervising PhD students.

Career overview

After completing a PhD in astrophysics and a post-doctoral post, Dr Rolph began teaching in secondary schools. During 10 years in the classroom he achieved accreditation as an Advanced Skills Teacher before becoming a secondary headteacher, leading 3 schools over the next 13 years. During this time he carried out funded research projects for the TDA and NCSL, and published papers with SSAT. He joined NTU in 2016.

Research areas

Dr Rolph’s research interests include school leadership, accountability and performativity, change management, curriculum design, and science education.

Publications

Education

Rolph, C.D.
What’s the difference?
BERA 2016 https://www.bera.ac.uk/blog/whats-the-difference

Rolph, C.D.
Curriculum design case study
iNET/SSAT Curriculum Design: Disciplined Innovation in Practice, 2008 71.

Rolph, C.D.,
The oxymoron of the learning organisation
Principal Matters 2006 67 30.

Rolph, C.D.
Educational leadership in 2025
iNET international conference Amsterdam, 2005.

Rolph, C.D.
The paradoxes of distributed leadership in schools
Focus paper iNET online international conference, 2004.

Baxter, S., Bell, C., Green, T., Green, Y., Rolph, C., Webber-Jones, R., & Worrall, S.
Engagement of Lincolnshire secondary schools with NCSL
NCSL 2004.

Rolph, C.D.
Seven layers of leadership: a model for deep change
SSAT, Snapshots Primary 2004 1 8.

Rolph, C.D.
International CPD: TIPD Australia
CPD Journal May 2003.

Rolph, C.D.
Recruitment and retention in the 21st century
Discussion paper Vision 2020 international online conference, 2001.

Astrophysics

Lawrence, A.L., Rowan-Robinson, M., Oliver, S., Taylor, A., McMahon, R.G., Broadhurst, T., Scarrott, S.M., Draper, P.W., Rolph, C.D., Ellis, R.S., Tadhunter, C.N., Condon, J.J., Lonsdale, C.J., Hacking, P., Conrow, T., Efstathiou, G.P. & Saunders, W.S.
Optical, infra-red, radio and polarization imaging of the high redshift galaxy F10214+4724
Monthly Notices RAS 1993 260 28.

Scarrott, S.M., Draper, P.W., Rolph, C.D. & Wolstencroft, R.D.
Star formation in dark globules in the Gum Nebula
Monthly Notices RAS 1992 257 48.

Tadhunter, C.N., Draper, P.W., Rolph, C.D. & Scarrott, S.M.
The optical polarizations of high and intermediate redshift radio galaxies
Monthly Notices RAS 1992. 256 53p.

Draper, P.W., Rolph, C.D., Scarrott, S.M., Tadhunter, C.N., Lawrence, A. & McMahon, R.G
IRAS 10214+4724 - a highly polarized galaxy
Gemini 1991 34 14.

Rolph, C.D. & Scarrott, S.M.
A high spatial resolution polarization map of the GL2591 nebulosity
Monthly Notices RAS 1991. 253, 63.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Tadhunter, C.N.
The nature of the cometary nebula GN20.18.3
Monthly Notices RAS 1991 250 111.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Tadhunter, C.N.
The illumination of the cometary nebula 1548C27
Monthly Notices RAS 1991 249 310.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D., Tadhunter, C.N. & Wolstencroft, R.D.
Imaging polarimetry of the galaxy NGC1068
Monthly Notices RAS 1991 249 16p.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Tadhunter, C.N.
The PV Cep/GM29 nebulosity : an update
Monthly Notices RAS 1991 249 131.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Tadhunter, C.N.
The illumination of the L810 dark cloud
Monthly Notices RAS 1991 248 27.

Tadhunter, C.N., Scarrott, S.M. & Rolph, C.D.
The Radio galaxy Cygnus A: A giant bipolar nebula
Monthly Notices RAS 1990 246 163.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D., Wolstencroft, R.D., Walker, H.J., & Sechiguchi, K.
The nature of the bipolar nebula associated with IRAS0731-0147
Monthly Notices RAS 1990 245 484.

Eaton, N, Rolph, C.D. & Scarrott, S.M.
Polarimetry of the Re10 nebulosity
Monthly Notices RAS 1990 244 527.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Tadhunter, C.N.
Imaging polarimetry of the high-z galaxy 3C368
Monthly Notices RAS 1990 243 5.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Semple, D.P.
Optical polarization in galaxies
IAU Symposium 140: Galactic and Extragalactic Magnetic Fields, eds. Beck.R &Wielebinski,R., Kluwer. Heidelberg 1990 p245.

Scarrott, S.M., Gledhill, T.M. & Rolph, C.D.
Polarization studies of nebulae associated with young stars and outflow regions
Quarterly Journal RAS 1990 31 47.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Wolstencroft, R.D.
An optical polarization study of the nebulosity associated with the evolved object OH231.8+4.2
Monthly Notices RAS 1990 243 462.

Scarrott, S.M., Gledhill, T.M., Rolph, C.D. & Wolstencroft, R.D.
Polarimetry of Herbig-Haro Objects: VII. HH120 in the cometary globule CG30
Monthly Notices RAS 1990 242 419.

Rolph, C.D, Scarrott, S.M. & Wolstencroft, R.D.
Polarimetry of Herbig-Haro Objects: VI. HH83 in Orion.
Monthly Notices RAS 1990 242 109.

Rolph, C.D. & Scarrott, S.M.
The wavelength dependence of polarization in NGC2023
IAU Symposium 135: Interstellar Dust. 1989 NASA Conference Pub 3036, p109.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Tadhunter, C.N.
3C368: a giant bipolar reflection nebula?
Gemini, 1989 26 3.

Scarrott, S.M. & Rolph, C.D.
Evidence for structure in the optical polarization of the jet of 3C273
Monthly Notices RAS 1989 238 34.

Scarrott, S.M., Rolph, C.D. & Mannion, M.D.
The discovery of a bipolar IR nebula near NGC2023
Monthly Notices RAS 1989 237 102.

Rolph, C.D. & Scarrott, S.M.
The illuminating source of the GL2591 nebulosity
Monthly Notices RAS 1988 234 719.

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Press expertise

  • Education policy
  • School leadership and accountability
  • Teacher training
  • Teacher recruitment
  • Science education