Dave Trotman is Head of the Education and Multi-Professional Practice Subject Area and Professor of Education Policy at Newman University Birmingham. Prior to entering Higher Education he has worked in in Secondary and Primary Schools as a teacher, Head of Department and Deputy Head, as a Local Authority Advisory Teacher and as seconded member of the Policy Analysis Unit at the University of Warwick School of Education. His research interests include education policy, creativity, profession and educational evaluation. He Is Programme Leader for the Newman EdD and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.