Peter Wolstencroft


Accepting PhD Students

  • 8 Citations
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Personal profile

Research Interests

My research focuses on leadership and management within an educational context. The objective is always to learn more about this area with a view to ensuring that those coming into the area are better supported. To help this process, I have co-authored the bestselling texbook 'The Trainee Teacher's Handbook' and my latest book, which looks at innovation within Higher Education, will be out later this year.

Key themes that run though my work are the importance of putting the people rather than the processes at the centre of education, the necessity of creating a culture in education that removes unnecessary barriers to learning and also how innovation can be used to motivate and to inspire both students and teaching.

The final research area of interest I have is improving the digital literacy of students and staff. There is sometimes an assumption that students have advanced digital literacy skills and whilst that may be true for some people, it is often not the case for everyone. 


Education/Academic qualification

Lifelong Learning, Doctorate, University of Warwick

Education , MA, University of Bedfordshire

External positions

External Examiner , Open University

1 Sep 2019 → …

External Examiner , University of Buckingham

1 Nov 2016 → …

External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

1 Oct 20151 May 2019

External Examiner, Teesside University

1 Oct 20151 May 2019

Principal Lecturer, University of Bedfordshire

1 Sep 201414 Aug 2016

External Examiner, University of Chester

1 Sep 201431 Aug 2015

External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University

1 Sep 201331 Aug 2016

Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Bedfordshire

1 Sep 200931 Aug 2014


  • L Education (General)
  • Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Self identity

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Research Output

Achieving Teaching Excellence: Lessons for Further and Higher Education: Case on Gaming and Simulation

Sindi, S., Wolstencroft, P., De Main, L. & Cashian, P., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Milton Keynes: Open University Press. Open University Press, Vol. (In-Press). p. (In-Press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Community in a Time of Crisis: Fostering Support for Displaced Students

Wolstencroft, P. & Zhou, X., 16 Apr 2020

Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

  • Digital masters? Reflecting on the readiness of students and staff for digital learning

    Zhou, X. & Wolstencroft, P., 9 Apr 2020

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

    Open Access
  • The Digital Literacy Myth: not all are natives

    Wolstencroft, P. & Zhou, X., 7 May 2020

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchWeb publication/site

  • Prizes

    BELMAS MiE Board Choice Award 2019

    Peter Wolstencroft (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)