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Gemma Heathcote

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Primary Teacher Education Undergraduate and Professional Education


Gemma Heathcote is a lecturer in Nottingham Trent Institute of Education. Gemma teaches on the MA Education course - she is responsible for leading the MA offsite modules and co-leads the MA Social Justice in Education and MA Curriculum Innovations modules. Gemma also teaches on the FdA Education Policy and Practice course where she co-leads/ leads modules in Education Policy and Practice, Equality and Social Justice and Management of Learning. She teaches on the SCIT Primary program and supervises trainee primary teachers on the PGCE, School Direct and BA undergraduate courses on teaching practice.

Career overview

After completing a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with English (QTS) at University of Hull, Gemma worked as a KS2 primary school teacher for 6 years. During this time, she worked with children from a variety of different backgrounds with different learning needs - including children who had experienced trauma and those with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. She also voluntarily taught in Denmark for 2 months.

In 2016, Gemma studied an MA in Education at NTU and she is now studying her PhD.

Research areas

Gemma's PhD research focuses on 'resilience', policy enactment and primary education. She is interested in using qualitative research approaches with a particular focus on ethnography.