Holme, Richard


  • Lecturer (Teaching and Scholarship), Education
  • United Kingdom

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Richard Holme is a lecturer in education and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. His areas of specialism include primary education, STEM subjects and curriculum innovation. Richard's main area of research interest is teacher professional learning and development specifically focussing on grassroots professional development. He completed his doctoral research thesis on the topic of DIY or teacher-initiated professional development.

Richard’s professional background was predominantly within school-based education and during this time he taught mainly in the primary sector. Prior to working as a class teacher he worked supporting children with ASD and communication support needs within mainstream secondary education. Whilst teaching Richard completed his Masters’ degree in Education, with a thesis specialising in teachers' perceptions to approaches to behavioural management.

Prior to a career in education Richard worked in food manufacturing and supply chain management, with multinational companies Unilever and PepsiCo. He also managed a large European Union funded project supporting workforce development in the food manufacturing sector. Outside of work he is interested in issues relating to the environment and sustainability and outdoor pursuits, including open-water swimming.


Richard currently teaches on the MA Primary Education, PGDE Primary Education and MEd Education programmes.

External positions

External Examiner, Newcastle University

2017 → …

External Examiner, Goldsmiths, University of London

2016 → …


  • LB1501 Primary Education

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Optional assessment submission within Master’s-level learning: teachers’ perceptions

Beresford-Dey, M. & Holme, R., 2018, In : Professional Development in Education. 44, 3, p. 428-443 16 p.

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    The Changing Landscape of Teacher Development in the UK: Dialogue between Richard Holme and Bob Burstow

    Holme, R. & Burstow, B., Apr 2018, Leeds: Leeds Beckett University, p. 37-39, 3 p. (CollectiveED Working Paper Series; vol. April 2018, no. Issue 3).

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

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    Are we there yet...? The long and arduous route from pub-based researchers to published researchers

    Holme, R., Robb, A. & Berry, W., 20 Jun 2016.

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  • Becoming a teacher educator – the motivational factors

    Holme, R., Robb, A. & Berry, W., 2016, In : European Journal of Teacher Education. 39, 3, p. 340-354 15 p.

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    Richard Holme (Speaker), & Jeff Carpenter (Speaker)

    21 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


    Richard Holme (Speaker)

    25 Apr 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Scottish Primary Teachers Online learning Professional Learning Community

    Richard Holme (Organiser), & Tara Harper (Organiser)

    Apr 2020 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOther event

    Bloomsbury (Publisher)

    Richard Holme (Peer reviewer)

    Jan 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    World book day, St Joseph's Primary School, Dundee

    Richard Holme (Member)

    26 Mar 2018

    Activity: Other activity typesSchools engagement

    Press / Media


    An investigation into teacher-initiated or DIY Professional Development: The push and pull of teacher Professional Development

    Author: Holme, R., 2019

    Supervisor: Lakin, L. (Supervisor) & Schofield, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education