Dr Harriet Dismore

Dr Harriet Dismore

Associate Lecturer

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

I am a Lecturer in Education (MA Education and PG Cert SENCO) for Plymouth Institute of Education 



2019 Senior Fellow HEA
2012 Fellow HEA

2007 PhD Education, University of Kent

2003 MSc Tourism and Environmental Management, Canterbury Christ Church University
2001 BA (Hons) History, University of Kent

Employment History

2020 -          Lecturer in Education, University of Plymouth
2016 - 2019     Educational Developer, University of Plymouth
2012-2015            Lecturer in Education, University of Southampton
2011-2012            Lecturer in Education, Brunel University
2008-2011            Research Fellow, University of Plymouth
2003-2008            Research Fellow, Canterbury Christ Church University

Teaching interests

MA Education

- MASE742 Researching Theory and Practice of Inclusive Education, Disability and Diversity

- MAED702 Masters of Arts in Education Dissertation

- MASU755 Learning for Sustainability and Global Citizenship


- PGSEN704 Organisational Contexts

- PGSEN705 Leading on Teaching and Learning

Research interests

I am interested in the following research areas:

Educational transition and progression
I have undertaken a number of research projects into the transition between primary and secondary school, further education to higher education and higher education to work. This has included exploring vocational-academic routes and the impact of the credential landscape on learners in the UK.

Lifelong learning 
Although a broad topic, research into lifelong learning remains relatively limited. In particular I am interested in longitudinal studies to explore the lived experiences of learners.

I am interested in employability as a lifelong process and the different approaches to researching this topic. With the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in England, there is a greater focus on employability, for which empirical data is critical.

As part of research supported by the Society for Research into Higher Education, I have investigated the progression of former apprentices into higher education.