Staff Profiles

Dr Ian Summerscales

BA, MA, MLitt, EdD, PGCE

Senior Lecturer in Education

School of Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Ian Summerscales

Phone number: +44 (0)1865 488532


Location: Harcourt Hill Campus

After a number of years of pastoral work - largely in inner-city, multi-faith contexts - as a Methodist minister, I moved into formal educational work and taught in Further Education for thirteen years. Here I was  largely involved in teacher education for those working in that sector as well as wider training contexts. Currently my main interest is in the philosophy of education, particularly relating to phenomenology and connections with Christian mysticism and Buddhist practice.  Other interests and writing include spirituality and education, Deleuze studies, actor network theory and the formation of doctoral identity. I lead three modules on the BA Education Studies programme and co-lead the EdD programme here at Oxford Brookes.