Dr Duncan Hindmarch

Course Director

School of Life Sciences and Education

Since joining Staffordshire University in 2011, I have been an Award Leader of partnerships-based programmes, such as the Foundation Degree in Education, BA Education and Lifelong Learning ESOL and Initial Teacher Training Awards. I am currently Award Leader for the PgCHPE and APA. My expertise within all education sectors has informed the successful education books which I have co-written. These are aimed at supporting practitioners from Primary to Adult learning sectors to improve their practice-based skills through critically informed reflective thinking. I have gained a Doctorate in Education, with research focusing on evaluating graduate attributes for enhanced employability prospects.

Professional memberships and activities

  • HEA Senior Fellow

  • Society for Education and Training Fellow

Academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Education

  • Masters Education and Leadership

  • Qualified Teacher (Learning and Skills)

  • Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education

  • BA History


External Examiner for Worcester University franchise partners SCIL and TLI.

Research interests

International comparative education
Education policy development
Professional development
Graduate attributes


Doctoral and Masters supervisor
MA Education, Post-graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (PgCHPE), Academic Professional Apprenticeship (APA), Post-graduate Certificate in International Education.


Lead author:

Hindmarch, D. Machin, L., Murray, S., Richardson, T. Walmsley-Smith, H. (2020) A Concise Guide to Lecturing in Higher Education and the Academic Professional Apprenticeship St Albans: Critical Publishing.

Hindmarch, D., Hall, F., Machin, L. and Murray, S. (2017) A Concise Guide to Education Studies. Northwich: Critical Publishing.


Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S, Richardson, T. (2020) CA Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (3rd Edn.) St Albans: Critical Publishing.
Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Hall, F., Murray, S, Richardson, T. (2016) A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training. Northwich: Critical Publishing.
Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Murray, S., Richardson, T. (2015) A Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training. (2nd Edn.) Northwich: Critical Publishing.
Machin, L., Hindmarch, D., Hall, F., and Hoy, D. (2015) Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning. Northwich: Critical Publishing.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020