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Linda Adcock

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Secondary and Continuing Education


The principal duties and responsibilities of the post of Partnership Development Manager are:

  • to take an academic lead in partnership development and activity to ensure that robust and active partnership operates to support all programmes
  • to manage School of Education partnership activities to ensure the consistency, quality and compliance of all partnership activities.

Linda Adcock has also a cross-School role for conducting equality impact assessments and in developing systems to support students with disabilities.

She is an English specialist and Fellow of the English Association. She has contributed to teaching on courses associated with all the routes into secondary teaching offered by the School of Education.

Linda Adcock began her career as a teacher of English, working in a variety of secondary schools in the Midlands area. She also spent three years working as a Section X1 teacher in inner city Nottingham before returning to her subject discipline. At the point of joining the University in 2001, she was Head of Department and had gained Advanced Skills Teacher status. Since joining the University, she has held the posts of Strand Leader for English, Partnership Manager, Programme Manager for the secondary PGCE, Director of Secondary Education and now Partnership Development Manager.

Particular areas of interest are:

  • collaborative working
  • partnership principles
  • recruitment and retention
  • employment-based learning.

Research areas

Linda Adcock is a member of the School of Education research cluster, Developing Practice, looking at:

  • mentor development
  • recruitment, retention and initial teacher training.

Sponsors and collaborators

Press expertise

Linda can offer comment on Academies; Free Schools; Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP); Initial teacher education; teacher training; PGCE; and Teaching Schools.