Karen Bubb


Senior Lecturer in Primary Education

Primary Education

Contact Details

email: k.bubb@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855504

Karen joined the School of Education at the University of Worcester in 2014, as a Senior Lecturer in Education.  As Year 1 Cohort Lead for the Primary Initial Teacher Education (PITE) course, Karen manages and organises the transition into university for Year 1 students.  She is also part of the Primary Partnership Team, this role includes supporting trainee teachers, class teachers/mentors and the School Experience Tutors from the university.

Karen teaches Religious Education on the Undergraduate PITE course and the Primary PGCE course. Religion Education is a key focus of Karen's current research interests, she also offers Religious Education CPD opportunities to schools.

Karen is an experienced primary school teacher. Prior to her role at the University of Worcester, Karen taught for 14 years in Northamptonshire and Worcestershire being responsible for the coordination of science and RE.


  • BA (Hons) Primary Education with QTS
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Learn Upon Training completed

  • Safer Recruitment
  • Introduction to the Prevent Duty as it affects Higher Education
  • Safeguarding Essentials

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Primary RE (PITE 1006, 2006)
  • SE briefings/training

Research Interests

  • Currently completing MA in Education ‘the challenges faced by Year 1 UG students on their transition to university’.
  • Religious Education for trainee teachers.

Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy