Mrs Rachel Lees

  • Lecturer in Language and Literacy (Learning, Teaching & Scholarship Track) (School of Education)

pronouns: She/her/hers


I joined the University of Glasgow in 2022, as Lecturer in Language and Literacy on the Learning, Teaching and Scholarship track. Prior to this, I worked as a teacher and middle-leader in a variety of primary and secondary settings in Scotland and London. I completed the MEd Children’s Literature and Literacies course at the University of Glasgow on a part-time basis and graduated in 2021 with Distinction. I hold dual qualification with the GTCS to teach Primary and Secondary (English). 


2022- Present: Lecturer in Language and Literacy, University of Glasgow

2020-2022: English Teacher (Secondary), Glasgow City Council 

2016-2020: Head of Support for Learning (Prinicpal Teacher), Wellington School, Ayr

2014-2016: Primary 7 Teacher and Secondary SfL teacher, Wellington School, Ayr

2012-2014: Primary Teacher with responsibility for The Children's Team, Lewisham Council

2011-2012: Primary Teacher, Lewisham Council

2010-2011: Probation Primary Teacher, East Dunbartonshire Council

2006-2010: Activity leader and TEFL teacher, Embassy CES Summer Schools (Fixed term, summer only)



Research interests

Multimodal and Future Literacies; Video Games and Literacy Learning; Video Games and Narrativity; Reading for Pleasure in the Secondary English Classroom; Inclusive Children's and Young Adult Literature; Young Adult Literature in the Secondary English classroom; Literacy Development. 


I currently teach on the following programmes:


  • MEduc 1/2/3/4: Literacy and Language
  • PGDE (Primary)
  • MEduc1: Becoming a teacher