Dr Lucinda McKnight

Dr Lucinda McKnight


As a senior lecturer in pedagogy and curriculum, Lucinda conducts award-winning research into curriculum design’s role in teacher identity, autonomy and professionalism, especially in English. She is interested in creative teacher and student agency, and in teacher recruitment and retention. She draws on poststructural, feminist and new materialist theory in her research into educational discourse, metaphor and practice. She teaches in both English and inclusive initial teacher education units, and has a particular interest in quality doctoral supervision, via her blog Becoming a PhD Supervisor; the blog has had thousands of visitors from over 70 countries, and has supported doctoral supervisor training across institutions.

Research Interests

Higher degree by research supervision

This is a particular research interest and I am also available as a supervisor for potential student colleagues who are developing similar research interests.

English teaching

Curriculum design

Visual, creative and multimodal research



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