Christopher Turner OBE BSc (Hons) MA PGCE FRSA
College: College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Department: Graduate School of Education
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Creativity, Sustaiability and Educational Futures
I started my career as a Zoologist and subsequently undertook postgraduate research in animal behaviour followed by a PGCE at the Institute of Education, London University, I taught Biology in a range of schools before obtaining a series of leadership positions ultimately working for over 20 years as a Community College Principal, and then as an Executive Principal, in three different secondary schools. During that time I spent periods of time as a research associate at the National College for School Leadership, lecturing at conferences on Extended Schools, in various capacities for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and on exchange studying community education in Denmark and Australia. I am currently in the thesis phase of the Doctorate in Education with a particular interest in aesthetics, ecology and creativity in schools, museums and galleries. This represents a developing notion of 'aesthoecology'.
(Personal website: http://www.aesthoecology.co.uk)