Mrs Linda Brownlow

Head Of Department

Strathclyde Institute of Education


Personal statement

My career began with 10 years as a classroom teacher where I developed as a primary educator and realised my passion for teacher education during a 23 month secondment. Joining Strathclyde on a permanent basis in 1990 I have grown this passion, becoming  PGDE Course Leader from 2010 until 2015 (a course which currently has around 950 students), progressing to Deputy Head of School and now in my current role as Head of School,  leading a large and varied team of staff.

I represent the university sector on the Scottish Government Teacher Workforce Advisory Group, and am currently a member of the GTCS Working Group for the revision of the GTCS Entry Memorandum (for entry to Initial Teacher Education courses).  I represent Strathclyde on the Scottish Council of Deans of Education, which contributes to and influences discussions at national government level.

I am an integral member of a small leadership team in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences coordinating a number of international collaborations.

I regularly contribute to national and international conference and have led on a range of scholarship activities. I am a recognised expert in the area of Enterprise / Entrepreneurial Education.

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Professional Activities

Various groups
PGDE and Masters (PAM)
Response to the Scottish Government Governance Review of Education
Open University (External organisation)
Scottish Government Workforce Planning Advisory Group
Scottish Council of Deans of Education (External organisation)

More professional activities


European Workshop for Educators of Teachers on Entrepreneurship Education
Brownlow, Linda (Academic)
EC conference on Entrepreneurship Education, led by European Commission's Directorate Generals for Enterprise and Industry, and Education and Culture
27-Jan-2012 - 29-Jan-2012
Strathclyde Enhanced Partnership Initiative
Brownlow, Linda (Principal Investigator)
During 2012-15, I was a key member of the Steering Group for the Strathclyde Enhanced Partnership Initiative (SEPI), making a full contribution to its development and implementation. This took forward the recommendations of Teaching Scotland’s Future (2011). Evaluation of the initiative highlighted considerable successes and it was adapted as standard practice within the West Partnership authorities.
01-Jan-2012 - 01-Jan-2015
Ethco- Scotland: An Ethical Future in a Global Economy
Brownlow, Linda (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2010 - 01-Jan-2013
ETHCO Your Future: An Ethical Scotland in a Global Economy
Jackson, Angela (Principal Investigator) Brownlow, Linda (Co-investigator) Semple, Sheila (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2008 - 31-Jan-2011
Enterprising Global Citizen
Brownlow, Linda (Principal Investigator)
This was a highly successful two-day training programme planned in collaboration with staff from UNICEF, Scottish Executive, Careers Scotland, Learning and Teaching Scotland. Delivery with member of UNICEF staff to most education authorities in Scotland, with requests for repeated input. This also involved two visits to Malawi to work with pupils, student teachers at University of Malawi (Chancellor College, Zomba) and practising teachers
01-Jan-2003 - 01-Jan-2008

More projects

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Mrs Linda Brownlow
Head Of Department
Strathclyde Institute of Education

Tel: 444 8193