Dr Joanne Bowser-Angermann

Deputy Head of School for Education and course leader of the PG Cert

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Education and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching

Research Supervision:Yes

Jo has expertise in teaching and learning and excellent classroom practice. She has a vast teaching experience of all ages giving her vital knowledge on a child’s educational journey through all key stages and beyond.



Jo has been a teaching full time since 2006, spending 6 years teaching in Primary Schools. During her teaching career, Jo has had experience of teaching pupils from all Key Stages; from Key stage one children right through to students in KS4 and the post-16 sector, which has given her an excellent understanding of children’s complete educational journey. She is passionate about social justice in education and lifelong learning.

Before joining ARU she spent 3 years as an Advanced Practitioner, who has been consistently graded ‘outstanding’ in her teaching, learning and assessment. She has devised her own teacher training sessions to help other teachers improve their own practice and supported her own PGCE students. Jo now leads our PGCert in learning and teaching support new academic staff to enhance teaching and learning in Higher Education. Jo is also a school governor and an external examiner for Greenwich University.

Research interests

  • Effects of educational policy on teaching and learning
  • Social justice in education
  • Student engagement and motivation to learn and the effects on student motivation
  • Effects of failure on motivation and educational journeys

Jo is currently researching the effects of educational policy on teaching and learning specifically in the FE sector. She is exploring student and teacher, engagement and motivation. What is a student’s motivation to learn and what the effects on student motivation? What are the effects of failure on motivation? She is also researching with the Veterans and Families Institute (VFI) at ARU exploring the impact of parent child separation.


  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching (Higher Education)


  • EdD thesis title ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again: The case of GCSE resit students, teachers and policymakers in 2016-2017
  • MBA Master of Business Administration
  • MA English Language with merit, University of Essex
  • BEd with 1st class honours, University of Hertfordshire
  • Awarded the ‘Wall Hall Prize’ for outstanding academic achievement and excellent classroom practice, University of Hertfordshire

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Memberships, editorial boards
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Fellow of Chartered Management Institute CMgr FCMI