Richard A. Dunk

Manchester Metropolitan University · Brooks Building · 53 Bonsall Street · Manchester · M15 6GX

I'm a Senior Lecturer in Education, with an interest in post-qualitative research, New Materialist methodologies, and use of cloud computing to analyse socio-material situations. Formally a high school physics teacher, I've got a soft spot for STEM education, multicultural science history, science skills, and practical numeracy.


Journal Articles and Conferences
Books and Chapters
Reports and Projects
Other Media
  • Educator for the FutureLearn MOOC "Preparing for Teaching"
  • Quoted in Reid, R. (2018) "Should you pay your kids to get good grades?". Metro, 17 August.
  • Quoted in Burgess, K. (2018) "It's a thumbs up for emojis in classroom". The Times, 19 May. (image)
  • LoveSport radio interview discussing The Times article (above). 21 May 2018, 12:00. (download)
  • Dunk, R. (2018) "Why sarcasm is such a brilliantly inclusive and effective way to teach children – not". The Conversation, 6 February. (Republished in The i, Metro, and on Yahoo! News)


Senior Lecturer in Education

Manchester Metropolitan University
January 2016 - Present

Lead Practitioner

Appleton Academy/Leeds West Academy
September 2012 - December 2015

Teacher of Physics and Mathematics

Loretto School
September 2011 - August 2012

Lecturer in Numeracy

Adam Smith College
January 2011 - August 2011

Teacher of Physics

Salford City College
September 2008 - December 2010

Teacher of Science

Big Wood School
September 2007 - August 2008


Manchester Metropolitan University

Doctorate in Education

September 2016 - date

University of Edinburgh

Postgraduate Diploma
Education Research Policy and Practice

January 2011 - June 2016

Universty of Nottingham

PGCE Secondary Science (Physics)

September 2006 - June 2007

Newcastle University

MPhys Theoretical Physics

August 2002 - June 2006

Tech Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • I'm a back-end dev. I like Flask.
  • If I'm pretending to be a front-end, I use VueJS and Bootstrap.
  • I can php but it makes me sad.
  • Google Cloud > AWS, but they both make me very happy. (Firebase is my fave)
  • I'm not proper: I nano because I never learnt to vim.


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