Research at Leeds Beckett
Dr Stephen Newman
About Dr Stephen Newman
Stephen’s research interests include the later philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, and its application and relevance to many aspects of education. Stephen completed both his Master’s and his PhD at the University of Sheffield, researching into philosophy and philosophy of education.
The initial stage of Stephen’s career was spent teaching in secondary education, during which time he studied part-time for a Master’s degree and a PhD, both of which (in different ways) applied some of the insights of Wittgenstein’s work to address issues in education.
Since moving to work in higher education, Stephen has experience of leading MSc and MA programmes in education, including programmes in educational leadership and management. He leads two School-Centred Initial Teacher Training PGCE courses for students studying at Master’s degree level whilst training to be teachers. In addition, he supervises and examines candidates for PhD and EdD degrees.
Stephen has been awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and is a Fellow of several Learned Societies. He is also an experienced External Examiner at other universities, and a peer reviewer for three international journals in education.
- MA Leadership and Management in Education
- EdD and PhD supervision
Stephen's current research investigates the application of philosophy to issues of importance, including teacher education, language acquisition, professional development, teachers' professional knowledge, and critical reflections on the provision of professional learning opportunities for teachers.