Higher Education Staff Profiles

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We believe in excellence and we back that up with high standards, real working environments and great teaching. Our tutors and student support staff are committed to excellence and progression, and will help you fulfil your potential in a supportive and friendly environment. Our tutors are experts in their areas, with a wealth of qualifications as well as a wide and complementary range of teaching interests and experience. We are very proud of the achievements of our tutors and the knowledge they can pass on to our learners. Choose your area of interest to find out more.

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Engineering

Peter Redfern

Peter Redfern

Curriculum Leader Engineering

Peter Redfern is Curriculum Leader for Engineering and has over 25 years experience teaching a wide range engineering disciplines. He is responsible for operational and curriculum planning, staff support and development.

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Dr. Sana Rahmatallah

Tutor in Engineering

Dr. Sana Rahmatallah is a tutor at Tameside College in HND, HNC and Level 3 Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Dr Sana has a wealth of qualifications: a PhD in Instrumentation & Analytical Science, a Master’s degree in Instrument Design and Application, a BSc in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as well as a PGCE in Maths.

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Ged Willis

Ged Willis

Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

Ged Willis has over 13 years full-time and 4 years part-time teaching experience in the areas of mechanical engineering and computer aided engineering. He is also a Teaching and Learning Coach at the College; a role he has undertaken for the last 5 years.

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Tracey Roberts

Tutor in Engineering

Tracey Roberts has an amazing 23 years of experience in teaching and is currently the course tutor for the Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, the HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering, the C&G 2D CAD using AutoCAD as well as the BTEC Level 3 Unit in 3D CAD using Inventor at Tameside College.

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Graham Thomas

Graham Thomas

Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

Graham Thomas is a time-served press toolmaker for over 30 years covering disciplines such as aircraft jig and tool making, press tools, compression mould tools, injection moulds and model making.

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Joe Boughey

Tutor In Engineering

Joe Boughey is the course tutor for various courses at Tameside College: HND in Mechanical Engineering Year 2, HND in Electrical Engineering Year 2, HND TOP UP in Mechanical Engineering and HND TOP UP in Electrical / Electronic Engineering.

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Hair & Beauty

Kath McKay

Kath McKay

Curriculum Manager for Hair and Beauty

Kath McKay is the Curriculum Manager for the Hair and Beauty department at Tameside College. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Kath has worked as a manager in the department for the past 8 years.

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Claire Lomax

Claire Lomax

Lecturer in Beauty Therapy

Claire Lomax is a Lecturer in Beauty Therapy at Tameside College. With over 20 years teaching experience and qualifications including an NVQ Level 3 in Beauty Therapy and International Spa Management BSc, Claire is an experienced tutor, who regularly delivers a wide range of courses from entry to degree level.

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ICT

Waqas Ahmad

Tutor In ICT

Waqas Ahmad is a skilled tutor with more than seven years’ experience of teaching in Higher Education and more than nine in Further Education. Waqas is the course tutor for the HNC in Computing & Systems Development and BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Year 2).

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Sport

Paul Bailey

Paul Bailey

Lecturer and Practitioner in Sport Science and Therapy

Paul Bailey is a qualified lecturer and practitioner in Sport Science and Therapy with over 15 years’ of teaching and clinical experience. Paul specialises in lower limb biomechanics pertaining to bio-mechanical dysfunction (sometimes referred to as over-use injuries) and chronic (long-term) injuries of the leg and foot.

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Joanne Bennett

Joanne Bennett

Course Leader

Joanne Bennett is a course leader at Tameside College for the Level Three BTEC Subsidiary and Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching. She specialises in a theoretical and practical application of pedagogy and invests a keen interest in Psychological and Sociological influences on sports participation and performance.

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Chris Blackburn

Chris Blackburn

Lecturer in Sport & Exercise

Chris is a qualified lecturer in Sport & Exercise with over 8 years lecturing experience, four of those years in Higher Education. Chris started his career after graduating from Manchester Metropolitan University with a post as the Manager of the ‘University of Derby’s Sports Centre’ before moving into lecturing.

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Teacher Education

Paula Stinchcombe

Paula Stinchcombe

Course Coordinator & Lecturer in Teacher Education

Paula Stinchcombe is the Course Coordinator for Level 3 courses within the Teacher Education Department. Paula’s responsibilities comprise teaching for PGCE, Cert ED, Foundation Degree in Teaching Assistance, Early Years (Year 1 and 2) as well as Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

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