janet gibbs

Janet Gibbs

Lecturer in Education

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education


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Janet graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in botany but, after working in Salford, London and Newcastle, decided to go into teaching.

She studied for a PGCE in Newcastle. and has since taught science in schools and colleges in and around Newcastle, Manchester and Hull, working at a senior level at a number of institutions.

Janet has many years' experience mentoring pre-service teachers whilst they completed their school placements.



Research Interests

  • Social networking
  • Mobile technology as a teacher educator
  • Fieldwork using mobile technologies

Research groups

  • Erasmus + project about the use of mobile technology as a teacher educator


Amanda Naylor and Janet Gibbs (2015) 'Using iPads as a learning tool in cross-curricular collaborative initial teacher education', Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, DOI: 10.1080/02607476.2015.1081718

Naylor, A. and Gibbs, J. (2017) 'Deep learning; Enriching teacher training through mobile technology and international collaboration'. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (in press)



Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • PGCE Secondary Science

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc Hons Botany
  • MSc Behavioural Ecology