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Scholarly biography

Lis Bundock is a principal lecturer in education, specialising in teaching related to addressing inequalities in education. Lis has a strong interest in equity and diversity, in particular LGBTQ+ education and race and ethnicity. She is the Course Leader of the Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship (PGTA) and School Direct Salaried (SDS) routes into teaching. Lis is also a Co-Academic Subject Lead for Secondary, FET and Employment Based Routes in teaching.

Lis teaches across a range of courses including the PGTA, School Direct Salaried, the Primary and Secondary PGCEs and the BA Primary route. Lis also supervises on the MA Education Mauritius programme.

Lis won the Tutor/Trainer of the Year award 2021 at the Brighton and Hove Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony 2021.


Current Teaching Commitments

PGCE Primary

  • Principles of Education & the wider curriculum

BA Primary

  • Creating an inclusive Learning Environment


  • Professional Knowledge in Education (Primary & Secondary)

  • Principles & Issues in Education

PGCE Secondary

  • Education & Professional Studies

MA Education – Mauritius

  • MA Dissertation Supervisor


Research interests

Lis Bundock's research interests focus on the experiences of LGBTQ+ trainee teachers and teachers in Higher Education and school contexts. Lis also has an interest in anti-racist education and is currently engaged in a research study focused on exploring 'Exploring race and ethnicity with students in UK universities'.

Lis has just completed Stage 1 of an EdD entitled 'The (im)possible context: What are the lived experiences of gender diverse teachers working within four UK schools?'

In 2017 she completed an MA in Education that focussed on ‘Becoming a teacher and being LGBT: negotiating the heteronormative in primary school contexts’. 


Knowledge exchange

Lis is a member of the UCET Equalities Sub Committee 

Lis is an external examiner (Newnam University

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Becoming a teacher and being LGBT: Negotiating the heteronormative in the primary school context, University of Brighton

1 Oct 20141 Nov 2017

Award Date: 6 Sept 2018

PhD, The (im)possible context: What are the lived experiences of transgender teachers working within UK school settings?'

1 Oct 2019 → …

External positions

External Examiner for Newman University’s Undergraduate ITE Primary programme., Newman University

1 Sept 20201 Sept 2024


  • L Education (General)
  • Teacher Education
  • Diversity
  • Heteronormativity
  • transgender studies
  • non-binary
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • LGBTQI+ inequalities


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