Neil Barnes is Head of School of Social Sciences and University Centre Colchester’s Director of Teaching and Learning. As an academic, he contributes to PGCE and MA Education programmes.
Neil has taught in an independent school and public service organisations as well as having five years’ experience as a course leader in Further Education. He was a physical training instructor in the Army and new probation police officer trainer for Suffolk Constabulary.
His research interests centre on motivation. Neil has recently conducted studies into Further Education student success, Initial Teacher Education in easing the transition of moving from industry to teaching and the importance of induction.