Dr Kim Orton is the Research Officer at the University of Buckingham for the Practitioner Doctorate, Ed.D (PR), lecturer and tutor. She also examines in the UK and abroad for QTS in all Key Stages and educational establishments.
Kim has headed up Initial Teacher Education in FE/HE, and achieved advanced practitioner status for her teaching and research to inform and develop practice within the classroom.
She has worked as the Curriculum Development Officer and on EU-funded projects at the College of Teachers, tutored and supervised on MA programmes in Leadership and Management and as a Research Associate for UCL, Institute of Education.
Kim is a qualified secondary teacher and has teaching and lecturing experiences across the age range; initially in Young Offender Education, in nursery (SEND) as an LEA Advisor in Early Education. She has managed Child Care and Education programmes and Hospital Play Specialism for post 16.
Her main research areas; Communication in Learning and Reflective Practice at FE and HE and Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Leaders.