Dr Russell Shobrook
Lecturer in Post-16 Education & Training
Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)
Programme Leader and Lecturer for the PGCE Diploma in Education and Training
PhD Education: The development of the RN Habitus 2017
Master of Arts Degree (Education) 2009
ABNLP Certified NLP and Hypnosis practitioner 2007
BA (Hons) Education and Training 2005
Certificate of Education-PCET 2003
Member of the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning
Roles on external bodies
Chief External Examiner for PGCE/Cert Ed ((inc DET) Programmes at Greenwich University
My teaching interests range from PGCE Diploma Education and Training to the sociological aspects of Military training. I have recently compled a PhD, titled 'Greenies, Growlers and Goffers: The development of the Royal Navy habitus' looking from a Bourdieusian perspective at the experiences of Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel. I have a particular interest in mentoring and coaching and have worked with the Royal Navy and Royal Marines developing these approaches in their training programmes.
Staff serving as external examiners
Chief External Examiner PGCE/Cert Ed (Inc DET) University of Greenwich
I am a part-time PhD student. The theme of my PhD is how Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel experience the change from civilian to military personnel and back again. The theoretical framework is influenced by the work of Bourdieu. Within the ethnographic methodology, I have used a Wengraf's biographical narrative interpretive approach to data collection.
Reports & invited lectures
Shobrook R. (2015) The Royal NavyHabitus: Developing an identity in a military organisation. Presentation at the2015 EAPRIL Conference: Beval, Luxembourg.
Other academic activities
I have extensive experience in Military eduction and training in terms of policy development, schemes of work (IPSEC) and Instructor development.