Huw Clwyd Phillips
Course Director
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Huw is a Course Director for the MA in Education Studies at the School of Education and Human Development.

He joined the School of Education and Human Development in December 2013 after holding the post of Assistant Headteacher at Ysgol Rhiwabon, with responsibility for staff and student development and wellbeing. Prior to this Huw’s teaching career was as Head of Geography in secondary schools in Cheshire and Wrexham.


His current responsibilities are:

  • MA - Course Director, MA Education Studies.
  • Module Convenor: Educational Leadership and Management, Curriculum Development.
  • Dissertation supervisor and assessor.
  • MEP – deliver elements of the MEP programme in partnership with Aberystwyth University, Cardiff University, University College London.
  • Assessor for all modules delivered on the programme
  • Academic Tutor for 17 cohort 3 students who completed their M9 Teacher Inquiry projects in November 2017.
  • Responsible for student support in North Wales and for all Welsh medium students on the programme.

Whole school responsibilities

  • Academic lead for the collaboration project with MDIS (Singapore). The MA in Education Studies programme will be delivered to MDIS students using distance-learning methodologies.
  • Personal tutor.
  • Chair and counter signatory for DBS meetings in the School of Education and Human Development.


B.Ed. – University of Liverpool
MSc – Education Management, Manchester Metropolitan University
Thesis – ‘Management initiatives for raising levels of achievement in boys’
MA – Geography in Education, University College London
Thesis – ‘Use of GCSE performance data to support departmental
NPQH – Welsh Government and CELT.


Teaching and dissertation supervision on two postgraduate courses – MA and MEP.

Module Convenor for two modules that are delivered to full-time and part-time students on the MA programme:
XME 4083 Educational Leadership and Management
XME 4093 Curriculum Development

Research Group

Teacher Education and Professional Development.

Since September 2016 Huw has been a member of the ‘Research Engagement Group’ that was set up by the EWC to improve standards of teaching nationally and promote research excellence.

From January 2018 Huw has been a member of a group proposal for a BERA symposium on the MEP and classroom inquiry.

Huw is currently undertaking research for his PhD; the focus is on the role of teachers as researchers in their own classrooms. The research involves making a study of the MEP to investigate how teachers have reflected, and developed their pedagogical practice after completing their courses.