Chris Rolph Nottingham Trent UniversityChris Rolph is the Director of Nottingham Institute of Education at Nottingham Trent University. It has a long history of training school teachers, and is a recognised centre for the study of education. Chris has taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, usually contributing to modules on education policy and practice. He supervises a number of doctoral candidates and is an active researcher, with interests in accountability and performativity, and the outworking of education policy into practice.
Before joining Nottingham Trent Chris spent more than 20 years teaching physics in secondary schools. He was a subject leader and Advanced Skills Teacher before becoming a headteacher; he then led 3 schools over the next 13 years. During this time he carried out small research projects and published several papers relating to educational policy.