Ms Julie Wilde

Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education

Email address: Phone number: 01902 32 3210 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Education Areas of expertise: FE teaching and learning, ITE in FE (PCE)


I am a Senior Lecturer in Post-compulsory education at the University of Wolverhampton. I have a career spanning 20 years in education which includes working in initial teacher education in FE, postgraduate and professional development and mentoring.

My main research interests focus on the significance of teacher subjectivities in transforming students’ learning experiences and successes. I have a keen interest in beginning teachers’ storied lives in FE and am also interested in the purpose of education in changing lives.

Research interests

  • Purpose of education transforming lives (FE)
  • Mentoring for self-development as a teacher

Research interests include: exploring and understanding the self-as-teacher in post 14 education. Research in this area includes notions of individual and collaborative action in shared reflective dialogues and negotiated discursive practices in the politics and policy of being self-as-teacher. Research is generally in the phenomenological field of the rich and varied lived experiences as self-as-teacher during a PGCE in PCE and the NQT year.



  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • MA Sociology (University of Worcester)
  • PgCert Mentoring and Coaching (University of Wolverhampton)
  • PGCE Post-compulsory Education (University of Wolverhampton)
  • BA Sociology 2:1 (University of Wolverhampton)
  • Certificate of HE Social Science and Politics (Southampton Solent University)


Recent Publications

  • Co-writer Chapter 11 in Developing Reflective Practice: A Guide for Beginning Teachers by D. McGregor and L. Cartwright (2011). Open University Press.


  • 2017 BERA University of Sussex
  • 2016 University of Wolverhampton Winner of research photo competition 
  • 2014 University of Wolverhampton – Rich Exchanges: Teaching and Learning Conference (ILE)
  • 2013 JISC Webinar Annual Conference 

Previous professional experience

  • University of Wolverhampton – Faculty of Health, Education and Wellbeing – Department PCE.
  • North East Worcester College – Professional Studies, teacher education and quality. 

Further information

  • Worked with the IfL on a CPD Blended learning module ‘Sustaining Criticality Beyond ITE.
  • Engaged with ETF professional Standards project 2014 - 2015.
  • External Examiner for Derby University ITE and CPD Post 14.