Sue Dixon joined Goldsmiths in 2007 as the Head of Initial Teacher Education. During 2013 to 2016 she held a seconded post as an Associate Pro Warden with a remit for teaching and learning and the Head of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre (TaLIC).
She is currently the Head of Teacher Education (CPD), Head of Goldsmiths Teachers' Centre and the Departmental Senior Tutor for Initial Teacher Education students.
Her background is in primary teaching. She taught in east London for a number of years and has worked in Higher Education since 1999. Her background is in Mathematics Education. In addition to teaching on Initial Teacher Education programmes (Postgraduate and undergraduate), she has been extensively involved in curriculum development.
She is a qualified psychodynamic and integrative counsellor and has worked as a volunteer counsellor in centres in East London and Croydon. She currently has a small private counselling practice.
- BSc Hons (Maths) with QTS, St Martin’s College, University of Lancaster
- MA in Mathematics Education, King’s College, University of London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, Goldsmiths, University of London
- BSc Hons Integrative Counselling, Middlesex University in partnership with Matrix
- MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy, University of East London
- Professional Body Membership: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA); MBACP (accred) and UKCP
Sue has worked in several Higher Education establishments initially as a senior lecturer in Mathematics Education at the London based campus of the University of Cumbria. She was also employed as a Principal Lecturer at the University of East London where she held the role as Director of Primary Teacher Education for four years before joining Goldsmiths.
Sue teaches on the PGCE and Undergraduate Programmes within the Department.
She also supervises Undergraduate and MA dissertations.
Sue has been involved in a number of government projects including Taster courses for under-represented groups in teaching, the Partnership Promotion Schools initiative, the Primary Professional Studies Harmonisation project, and the TDA SED working for party. She has been a regular attendee at a number of UCET committees including the Secondary, Primary and Management Forum committees and has been a member of UCET Executive committee.
Her external work has included being a member of the Multiverse Working Group and an External Examiner at several universities. She has been an external advisor/panel member on a number of university validations around the country. She has been a member of the London Providers Heads and Deans group.
In her role as an Associate Pro-Warden, she successfully developed an institution-wide CPD Framework for teaching and learning in Higher Education which was accredited by the Higher Education Academy.
Outside of Goldsmiths, Sue is a volunteer for a national Eating Disorders charity BEAT, facilitating an Eating Disorders Self Help support group in London for adults. She was shortlisted in May 2014 for a BEAT national lifetime achievement award in recognition of her longstanding commitment to BEAT and the Self Help Group that she co-facilitates in Central London.
She has been a governor for schools in the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham and Southwark. She is now a foundation governor at St James Hatcham C of E Primary School and is a board member of the St Mary's Teaching School Alliance Strategic Board based in Waltham Forest.
She is a member of the UKCP Child College Complaints Committee .and an ‘ex officio’ member of the UKCP Child College Training Standards Committee.
Outside of Goldsmiths, Sue is a volunteer for a national Eating Disorders charity BEAT, facilitating an Eating Disorders Self Help support group in London for adults. She was shortlisted in May 2014 for a BEAT national lifetime achievement award in recognition of her longstanding commitment to BEAT and the Self Help group that she facilitates in Central London.