John Eales

Academic profile

Dr John Eales

Deputy Head of School
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

About John

I am a Deputy Head of School in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (SECaM). Previously, I was an Associate Head for Teaching and Learning and the Faculty of Science and Engineering's Senior Quality Officer (Teaching Enhancement).

I am a vastly experienced academic, having been employed as a lecturer here at Plymouth since September 1st, 1990.

My current roles in SECaM include chairing the School Health and Safety Committee, chairing the School's Award Assessment Boards and acting as the Senior Timetable Co-ordinator.

On two separate occasions I have been a university teaching fellow: in 2003-4 with Dr Graham Crocker: Statistics for extended science: using technology to enhance the learning experience of Foundation students; and in 2004-5 with Drs David Graham, Ted Graham and Steve Shaw: Students’ Union: A scheme to provide peer-assisted data analysis

In 2002 I acted as a consultant on the e3an project.

Together with colleagues, I was the recipient of a Pedagogic Research and Teaching Innovation (PRTI) Award at the University of Plymouth in 2017-18 for a project entitled Peer Assisted Learning (PALS) for Mature Students.

I became the 10,000th Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2019.

I was a member of the Successful SIF Project: Enhancing and Supporting Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science with colleagues from Computing and the Plymouth Institute of Education in 2020.


My teaching interests are very broad. In total, I have taught across five faculties within the University and from foundation through to masters level. I currently teach on MATH3614: Medical Statistics.