Francis Dockerty

Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details


Fran is a lecturer in Primary Education and teaches across Computing and Physical Education. He joined the University of Worcester in 2021 after making the move from Primary Education. In his school experience, Fran was subject lead for Physical Education and Computing, and he particularly enjoyed his role mentoring trainee teachers on placements over the years.

Fran has completed master’s level research in educational leadership, mentoring and coaching and subject specific pedagogy. He is currently studying an EdD (Doctor of Education) looking at educational policy, philosophy and pedagogy. Fran is passionate about physical activity in children and has most recently researched child obesity policy and its implications for primary schools.


  • MEd Masters in Educational Leadership (University of Gloucestershire)
  • PGCE Primary Education (University of Gloucestershire)
  • Certificate in Primary Physical Education Specialism
  • BA Education Studies (University of Gloucestershire)

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Physical Education
  • Computing
  • Maths
  • Subject specific pedagogy across these subjects

Research Interests

  • Currently studying an EdD (Doctor of Education) and developing original ideas in educational policy, philosophy and pedagogy related to teaching interests.
  • Childhood obesity and physical activity in children
  • Subject specific pedagogy including teaching for Mastery