Mr Brian Leslie

  • Lecturer in Technology Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith)


Brian carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Glasgow, gaining a BEng in Electronics with Music.  Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he worked in banking for two years before completing a PGDE in Secondary Education.  Brian was a teacher of Technology and has over a decade of experience in educating secondary learners within the city of Glasgow.  He has taught young people with a broad range of abilities, engagement and needs in a variety of Technology and vocational subjects.  Brian was commissioned by Education Scotland to produce a suite of materials for practitioners and learners within the subject of practical electronics.  In addition to contributing to research into cradle to cradle manufacturing in the Netherlands, and how it can inform best practice in Scottish education.  He has worked with both the verification and assessment strands of practical electronics on behalf of SQA for several years.  Brian has supported colleagues nationally in the delivery and assessment of electronics education in secondary schools, through visits, delivering training and professional dialog.  He has a keen interest in music technology and has previously operated at a professional level as a promoter, writer, producer and DJ within the electronic music genre. 

Research interests

Technology Education
Early Career Academic transition, from a professional context
STEM in 3-18 Education
Music Technology Education


Brian is currently responsible for teaching on the Bachelor of Technological Education degree programme.

He teaches on and leads on the following courses within the BTechEd:

  • Electricity and Electronics T1 
  • Systems and Integrating Technology T1 
  • Intermediate Electronics T2 
  • Computer Aided Modelling T2
  • Engineering Mechanics T2 
  • Advanced 3D Modelling T4 
  • Final Year Project T4
  • School Experience T1, T2, T3 and T4

He provides teaching inputs to the following course:

  • MEduc 3 - Creative Learning in Maths and Technology

As a secondary school teacher of Technology Education, Brian had experience delivering a range of subjects and courses including Curriculum for Excellence BGE Technology Courses, Design and Manufacture, Graphic Communication, Practical Electronics and Practical Woodwork Skills.