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Janine Pavlis

Lecturer - Primary Education

About Research



Janine is a lecturer in Primary Education including specialism in Design and Technology in Primary Education. She works on the Primary Education undergraduate with QTS and postgraduate with QTS route. Janine joined St Mary's University in September 2021 after being a primary school teacher for 13 years in the UK. She was a senior leader across three schools in the local borough and has taught across the full primary range. During her time, she has had specific focus in teaching year siz and has led English and PE across the whole school. During Janine’s time as a primary school teacher, she undertook training at CLPE, Lead Moderator for KS2 writing, Women in Leadership certificate, and the NPQSL.

Janine has a BA (Hons) in Primary Education with QTS from St Mary’s University, a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice from St Mary’s University, and an master's in Education: Policy and Practice and Art Education from University College London, Institute of Education. Her passion for professional development and academia has led her to become a Doctoral student with a focus on Design and Technology and its importance and purpose within our primary curriculum, as well as improving the standard of Design and Technology teaching within our primary schools.

Janine is a private consultant in Primary Design and Technology where support can be provided for schools in developing the teaching and learning of this subject. Janine writes for the Design and Technology Association and is part of the Subject Consultant Group. She is on the editorial board for the Design and Technology Teacher Educator Blog. She takes part in projects across the UK such as D&T advisory days, international conferences, and judging the Formula 1 in Schools STEM Project.


Research profile

  • Pavlis, J. (2022). A decade of D&T: diary of a D&T enthusiast. D&T Practice, Jan., pp.12–13.
  • Pavlis, J. (2023). Preparing trainee teachers to teach primary D&T. D&T Teacher Education blog, 11 January. 
  • Pavlis, J. (2023). Engaging in STEM learning outside the classroom: F1® in Schools National Finals, April., pp.10–12.

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