Dr Peter Gossman


Course Leader Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Principal Lecturer

Education and Inclusion

Contact Details

email: p.gossman@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 855067

Peter has worked in a range of FE and HE institutions in the UK and NZ in both Education and Academic Development roles, initially at Lincoln University just four songs south of Christchurch on the South Island. He has worked on a large NZ project investigating the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as well as publishing on a variety of subjects, particularly in relation to 'good' teaching and conceptions of teaching and he has published in a range of academic journals.


  • M.A. Manchester Metropolitan University, Higher Education.
  • Ed.D. The University of Huddersfield. By research thesis: A-Level Geography and Key Skills.
  • M.Ed. The University of Huddersfield. By research dissertation: Geography Syllabus Selection.
  • P.G.C.E. (Secondary) Keele University, Main method Geography and second method Information Technology.
  • M.A. Leeds University, Health Information Studies.
  • B.A. (Hons), St David's University College, Lampeter, Geography.

Teaching & Research

Peter is the course lead of the University's Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Peter's research interests are eclectic, illustrated by his list of recent publications.

PhD Project Idea

Professional Bodies

  • Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Senior Fellow of the Staff Education and Development Association. 
  • Teaching excellence award.


Grant, T. Thomas, Y., Gossman, P., and Berragan, E. (2021) The use of Simulation in Occupational Therapy Education: A Scoping Review. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal. I(V) 1-12. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/1440-1630.12726

Nerantzi, C., and Gossman, P. (2018). Cross-boundary communities, an alternative vision for academic development. Compass. Journal of Learning and Teaching.11(2) 1-16.  

Gossman, P., Powell, S. & Neame, C. (2017). Pain Gain Mission? Special Issue Learning Gain - Higher Education Pedagogies in press

Gossman, P. & Illingworth, S. (2017). Trapped Deep Beneath the Sewage: Representation of the University in Popular Music. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 3(2) 23-32.

Losty, C., Williams, E. & Gossman, P. (2016). Police officer physical fitness to work: A case for health and fitness training. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 11(4), 455-467.

Gossman, P. (2016). Enhancing learning and teaching in higher education [Book Review] Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 53(31), 360-1.

Gossman, P. & Horder, S. (2016). Effective teacher? Student self-evaluation of development and progress on a teacher education programme. Journal of Further and Higher Education 40(4) 447-465.

Gossman, P., Williams, E., Gorden, C. & Evans, S. (2015) Student understanding, participation and engagement: a small scale quantitative study. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 3(2) 38-49

Nerantzi, C. & Gossman, P. (2015) Towards collaboration as leaning: evaluation of an open CPD opportunity for HE teachers. Research in Learning Technology. 23 26967.

Gossman, P., Buckley, C. & Bostock, S. (2014). Briefing: Some current civil engineering issues. Management, Procurement and Law. 167(1) 9-12.

External Responsibilities

Peter has been an external examiner at a range of institutions in NZ and the UK.

He currently fulfils this role for Norwich University of the Arts(HEA Fellowship Scheme and PGCertHE) and Edge Hill University (MA Education).

He is a contributing editor for the SEDA newsletter; Educational Developments.