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Susan is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (1981) and Moray House College of Education (1982); completing a BSc (Soc Sci) and a primary education teaching qualification. She spent19 years as a primary school teacher and latterly as a Headteacher in Fife.

Susan then moved to the voluntary sector as Head of Education for the Church of Scotland, where she providing professional support & advice to the Church of Scotland in all matters relating to education (nursery to tertiary) and on equality & diversity issues. She worked closely with faith leaders and faith communities.

This was followed by a short contract with Learning & Teaching Scotland as part of the National Priorities team prior to taking up her current post at the University of Dundee in 2006, as Lecturer with responsibility for Religious & Moral Education (RME).

Degrees & Qualifications

  • LTA in Higher Education: University of Dundee
  • PGDE (Primary): Moray House College of Education
  • BSc (Soc Sci): University of Edinburgh


Research Interests

  • Reflection & Creative Assessment in Higher Education
  • Views of faith communities about Curriculum for Excellence
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  • RME: BEd, MA(Hons) Education & PGDE(P)
  • Equality & Diversity: BEd, MA(Hons) Education & PGDE(P)
  • Global Learning : BEd

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Trustee: Christian Education Movement (CEM)
  • Scottish Joint Committee on Religious & Moral Education (SJCRME)

Professional & Public Engagement

  • Adjudication Panel of the General Teaching Council Scotland


  • Module Leader BEd 2 RME Elective
  • Module Leader MA (Hons) Education Yr 1 Curriculum Module
  • Curriculum Leader - RME