Mr Mark Tymms

Job: Lecturer in Education

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 207 8855




Personal profile

Mark Tymms joined De Montfort University in 2012 and is Head of Year One for the current academic year. Having taught across three educational sectors, teaching psychology at Secondary, Higher and Adult levels, Marks primary area of interest in education lies in the personal transitions that students experience as they learn at a lifelong level. Currently completing a PhD in Personal Development Planning, the study reflects his particular focus on ways to promote student ownership of their learning through the personalisation of that in accordance with their own interests, ambitions and motivations.

Research interests/expertise

  • Personal Learning
  • Educational transitions


  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • BA (Hons) Information Graphic Design
  • PGCE (Lifelong Learning)

Courses taught

Module Leader on:

  • EDUC1104: Perspectives in Education
  • EDUC1112: Children & Childhood: current debates
  • EDUC2229: Researching Childhood.

Membership of professional associations and societies

British Psychological Society

Conference attendance

  • Worcester PDP and Employability Conference (2011)
    Keynote: “PDP: The Realities & The Issues”.
  • Worcester Student Learning Conference (2010)
    “Students as Learning Partners: Education & Dialogue”.
  • CRA 2nd International Residential Seminar; Research & Evaluating Personal Development Planning & e-Portfolio, Nottingham (2010)
    “Getting Up Close & Personal: Recognizing the role of personal belief, attitudes and influences on PDP formalization & presentation”.
  • Worcester PDP & Employability Conference (2009)
    “PDP: The Problem’s all in the Comma”.

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