Dr Marian McLachlan BA, PGCE, MSc (Oxon), MA (Oxon), DPhil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in Education

Course leader for the franchise and local cohort of the part time PGCE in Post Compulsory Education



  • BA educational practice


  • PGCE part time post compulsory
  • PGCE full time post compulsory
  • MA Coaching and Mentoring
  • MA Education
  • EdD in Education.


Research interests

Education markets, education as a commodity, business methods and industrial / commercial management styles and ideologies used to manage educational establishments, and whether these approaches are appropriate.

Research and consultancy projects

Writing as yet untitled paper from my doctorate - in progress

Career history

25 years teaching in a wide range of contexts including further, secondary, adult, independent and higher education. Six years in industry and one directorship of a small business. External Examiner for Northampton University. For most of my adult life I have also had a parallel career running alongside my full time one, for example I was an officer in the Territorial Army for 12 years and currently my husband and I foster children from difficult backgrounds.