Dr Nick Gee
Head of School of Teacher Development
School of Teacher Development

Head of School

Dr Nick Gee joined Bishop Grosseteste University in 2015 to take up the post of Head of School. Prior to this he worked for over 11 years at the University of East Anglia, where he held the posts of Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning. Nick graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Geography and he gained a PGCE and Ed.D from the University of East Anglia. His doctoral thesis considered perceptions of evolving community sentiments for participants undertaking residential fieldwork, adopting an ethnographic methodology. His current research interests include outdoor education, geography fieldwork, notions of community, social relationships and evaluation. Nick has published extensively on Geographical fieldwork techniques for GCSE/A level student journals, whilst he has also written articles and reviewed textbooks on a wide range of GCSE/A level Geography topics. He was involved in national consultations to revise the content and structure of A levels and has undertaken funded research for the College of West Anglia and the East of England Development Education Network.

Teaching 

Nick contributes to undergraduate and postgraduate courses on outdoor education and has supervised doctoral students in the fields of mentoring and Geography education.

Research 

Much of Nick’s research has focused on the impact of outdoor learning on social relationships; for both individual participants and group dynamics. He has also published research on the motivations and strategies adopted by students completing course evaluations, and the conceptions of Geography held by primary trainee teachers. Additionally, Nick has undertaken funded research into Young People who are NEET in West Norfolk (Co-investigator) and on Global citizenship provision within ITE (Principal investigator).  He is a peer reviewer for journals including the Cambridge Journal of Education, Higher Education Research and Development and the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning.

Publications (since 2006)

Puttick, S., Paramore, J. & Gee, N (2017). A Critical Account of what ‘geography’ means to trainee primary teachers in England, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education. DOI.10.1080/10382046.2017.1321304

Gee, N. (2015) A study of student completion strategies in a Likert-type course evaluation survey. Journal of Further and Higher Education http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2015.1100717

Gee, N. (2015) The Residential Fieldtrip: An example of the impact of outdoor learning on social relationships. In M. Bryant (ed), Social Relationships and Friendships: Perceptions, Influences on Human Development and Psychological Effects, Hauppauge NY, Nova Publishers

Gee, N. (2015) Creating a temporary community? An ethnographic study of a residential fieldtrip. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning. 15/2, 95-109

Gee, N. (2015) Microclimates, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 27/1

Gee, N. (2015) Tourism: honeypot surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 26/4

Gee, N. (2015) Coastal Management, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 26/3

Gee, N. (2014) Urban quality of life surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 26/2

Gee, N. (2014) River Studies, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 26/1

Gee, N. (2014) Data Analysis using models and theories, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 25/4

Gee, N. (2014) Sampling, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 25/3

Gee, N. (2013) Block graphs and kite diagrams, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 25/2

Gee, N. (2013) Transects, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 25/1

Gee, N. (2013) Data Analysis, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 24/4

Gee, N. (2013) Data Representation: Maps, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 24/3

Gee, N. (2012) The residential fieldtrip experience: Evolving student relationships. Learning, Culture & Social Interaction. 1, 2-3, p208-125

Gee, N. (2012) Attitude Surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 24/2

Gee, N. (2012) Tally Counts & Field Sketches, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 24/1

Gee, N. (2012) Box Plots, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 23/4

Gee, N. (2011) Interviews, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 23/2

Gee, N. (2011) Questionnaires, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 23/1

Gee, N. (2011) Data Analysis, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 22/4

Gee, N. (2011) Using Proportional Symbols, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 22/3

Gee, N. (2010) Data Collection using maps, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 22/2

Gee, N. (2010) Perception Surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 22/1

Gee, N. (2010) A Case Study of Sustainable Urban Regeneration, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 21/4

Gee, N. (2010) Data Representation: Graphs, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 21/1

Gee, N. (2010) Data Analysis, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 21/3 (2010)

Gee, N. (2009) Flow surveys and observations, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 21/2

Gee, N. (2009) Data Collection: Transects, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 21/1

Gee, N. (2009) Changes in Villages, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 20/4

Gee, N. (2009) Data Analysis, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 20/4

Gee, N. (2009) Data representation: mapping, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 20/3

Gee, N. (2008) Bi-polar indices and field sketches, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 20/2

Gee, N. (2008) The China 2008 Earthquake, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 20/2

Gee, N. (2008) Questionnaires and Interviews, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 20/1

Gee, N. (2008) Industrial Location, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 19/4

Gee, N. (2008) Managing the East Anglian Coast, Geography Review 21/3

Gee, N. (2008) Industrial Location: Cantley Sugar Beet Factory, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 19/3

Gee, N. (2008) A Study of Crime, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 19/3

Gee, N. (2007) Woodland Ecosystems, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 19/2

Gee, N. (2007) Sea Palling: A Case Study of Coastal Management, Y Cylchgrawn Daearyddol, 9

Gee, N. (2007) The CBD, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 19/1

Gee, N. (2007) Farm Changes, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 18/4

Gee, N. (2007) Microclimates, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 18/4

Gee, N. (2007) Holiday Resorts, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 18/3

Gee, N. (2006) River Surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 18/2

Gee, N. (2006) Inner City Surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 18/1

Gee, N. (2006) Education for a Change (Transforming the way we Teach our Children) Book Review, International Journal of Educational Development, 26/4

Gee, N. (2006) Shopping Surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 17/4

Gee, N. (2006) Hedgerow Surveys, Wideworld GCSE Geography Review 17/3

Gee, N. (2006) Second Homes in England and Wales, Y Cylchgrawn Daearyddol, 8

Conference Presentations

2017 Contrasting participant perceptions on the social impacts of a residential fieldtrip. Oxford Ethnography & Education Conference, New College, University of Oxford

2012 Reflections on the use of space and place in community building. Space, Place and Social Justice in Education Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University

2012 An ethnographic study of a geography fieldtrip. Geographical Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester