Jonathan Doherty

Dr Jonathan Doherty

Senior Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)113 2837 253
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Education/Academic qualification

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bangor University

  • Doctor of Education, Leeds Beckett University

  • PGCE, Manchester Metropolitan University

  • Master of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

Professional Qualifications

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,


Jonathan joined Leeds Trinity University in 2013 following previous senior roles in academia at Leeds Beckett and Manchester Metropolitan universities.  He was appointed Regional Adviser with the Primary National Strategies with responsibility for the 23 local authorities in the NorthWest disemminating education policy to strategic leaders in schools and local authorities, and had  a national role on the Every Child a Talker early language programme. He then became Director of Early Years Matters, providing educational consultancy to schools and early years settings and worked as a School Improvement & Transformation Adviser with a local authority. Returning to Higher Education at Leeds Trinity, he became Head of Primary Education and with the establishment of the Institute of Childhood & Education now undertakes research and teaching roles across the Institute heading up Research and Development activity for Primary Education. He leads the Masters on the PGCE Programmes and is involved in developing our external provision on School Direct postgraduate programmes. He is principal investigator on a number of CPD and research projects with schools and Teaching School Alliances including funded work with NCTL. 

His professional interests are in education policy, teacher education, teachers' professional learning and social justice in education. Externally, he continues to sit on a number of national committees and Boards advising and informing on Early Years and Primary Education. He is curently  on the Executive Committee of the National Primary Teacher Education Council; a member of the UCET CPD committee and the BERA Special Interest Group for Teacher Education. 

At Trinity he is Deputy Lead of the Research Ethics committee in ICE and is Co- Editor of SPICE, an in-house journal promoting  staff and postgraduate student publications. He established and leads the Practitioner Research Network as a professional learning community promoting research in education, social care and health. 

Jonathan is a Media spokesperson for the University, is a regular blogger and has appeared on SkyTV and local and national radio commenting on events in education and education policy issues. He has appeared twice in 'Whos Who in the World' for his contribution to education.

Willingness to take PhD students