Dr Nick Gee

Academic Staff

Dr Nick Gee is the Dean of Faculty at Bishop Grosseteste University, with responsibility for academic delivery of the University strategy. He was originally appointed to BGU in 2015, as Head of School, becoming the inaugural Dean of Faculty in September 2019.

Prior to joining the University, he held the posts of Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, at the University of East Anglia. Nick read Geography at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and completed a doctorate at the University of East Anglia with a thesis investigating perceptions of evolving community sentiments for participants undertaking residential fieldwork, adopting an ethnographic methodology. His current research interests include outdoor education, subject knowledge, notions of community and progression into higher education, and he also has expertise in geographical fieldwork. Nick has authored over 70 scholarly/academic journal articles, contributed to Chapters in academic and professional texts, and acted as a consultant for GCSE, A level, undergraduate and postgraduate textbooks.

He has undertaken funded research for the East of England Development Education Network and the College of West Anglia, and currently leads a British Council-funded (2019-21) international student mobility project. In 2018 Nick was invited by the British Embassy Bangkok, The Department for International Trade and the Teachers’ Council of Thailand to deliver specialist input on the importance of subject knowledge, to inform the Southeast Asia Teachers Competency Framework. He holds a Visiting Professorship at Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University and has undertaken a variety of partnership, knowledge exchange and recruitment activities in China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Thailand.

Nick has supervised doctoral students in the fields of Geography education and mentoring.

He supervises dissertations and provides specialist input to several undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

BA Primary Education
BA Primary Teaching Studies
BA Geography
PGCE Geography
MA Education with TESOL

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.

(Since 2006)

Gee, N., Mullan, J., Quickfall, A. & Puttick, S. (2019) Geography. In D Pope (ed), Understanding Subject Knowledge for Primary Teaching, Sage.

Gee, N. (2019) Contested perspectives on the social impacts of a residential fieldtrip. Journal of Experiential Education, 42/4, 321 – 335. DOI:10.1177/1053825919860208

Kampouri, S., Montgomery, A., Howell, E., & Gee, N. (2019) How does social constructivism as displayed in contemporary educational settings compare with the Grossetestian view of the development of human knowledge. In J. Cunningham & S. Puttick (eds.), Robert Grosseteste and Theories of Education: The Ordered Human, Routledge.

Puttick, S. & Gee, N. (2019) Thriving Subject Departments. In S. Capel, J. Lawrence, M. Leask & S. Younie (eds.), Thriving and Surviving: the essential companion, Routledge.

Puttick, S., Paramore, J. & Gee, N. (2018) What ‘geography’ doesn’t (but ought to) mean to primary trainee teachers in England. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 27/2, 165-178 DOI: 10.1080/10382046.2017.1321304

Gee, N. (2017) A study of student completion strategies in a Likert-type course evaluation survey. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 41/3, 340-350 DOI: 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

2018 Recontextualising school subject content. South East Asia Teachers’ Professional Development Competency Framework Capability Showcase, The British Ambassador’s Residence, British Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

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

2016 Approaches to assessment. Guest Lecture, ChongQuing University of Education, China

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 field trip. Geographical Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester

Articles by Dr Nick Gee