Dr Nigel Skinner
Head of the Graduate School of Education and PGCE Secondary Science Course Leader


Nigel Skinner is the Head of the Graduate School of Education and the PGCE Secondary Science course leader. Before moving into teacher education in 1990 he taught Science and Biology at state secondary schools in England for 10 years.


1973 – 1976: King’s College, University of London. BSc Zoology (Upper Second Class Honours).

1980 – 1981: Institute of Education, University of London. PGCE with Distinction.

1985: PhD awarded by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). Thesis title: ‘Aspects of Circadian Rhythms in Feral House Mice, Mus musculus L.’

1985: Postgraduate Certificate of In-Service Education and Training in the teaching of Physics awarded by the University of Bath.


1981 – 1987: Teacher of Biology and Science, Devizes School, Wiltshire.

1987 – 1990: Head of Biology, Bishop Wordsworth’s School, Salisbury Wiltshire.

1990: Lecturer in Biology / Science Education, University of Exeter.

2003: Promoted to Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter.

2013 - present: Head of Graduate School of Education


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Tel+44 (0) 1392 724932
AddressNorth Cloisters
University of Exeter
St Luke's Campus
Heavitree Road

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