Nick Pratt

Academic profile

Dr Nick Pratt

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Education (IMP)
Plymouth Institute of Education - School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Nick's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality Education

About Nick

Senior Lecturer in Education with a specialism in mathematics education, doctoral supervision and social theory.

Supervised Research Degrees

Caroline McGrath (2018) as DoS: ‘Oral Story: A pedagogical tool encouraging children’s mathematical thinking.’
Clare Dowdall (2012): ‘Text Production in Bebo: a study of three children's text production in online social networking sites’.

Phil Brown (2019) as DoS: ‘Student voices and student choices: narrative accounts of differentiated higher education experiences of first in family HE students’
Sasha Pleasance (2018) as DoS: ‘Illusio in lesson observation: making policy work by playing the game.’
John Hilsdon (2018) as DoS: ‘The significance of the field of practice ‘Learning Development’ in UK higher education’.
Paul Hodson (2017): ‘From the Secret Garden to the Panopticon? Changing freedoms and the growing crisis in primary school headteacher recruitment.’
Helen Goodall (2014) as DoS: ‘Professional Development And Beyond: A Participative Study Of A Self-Facilitated Learning Group’.


I work on the following programmes:
  • Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD)
  • PhD
  • MA Education
  • BA Education

Contact Nick

Room 502, Rolle Building, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA