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Dr John Schulz BA (Hons), BA, Dip Biology, PhD

Principal Teaching Fellow

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Dr John Schulz a Principal Teaching Fellow in the Southampton Education School and is the Director of the SEds Video & Digital Media Studio.

John specialises in online and video-based learning and developed one of the university’s first fully online programme, an MSc in Education. He is also very prolific in creating video resources for teaching and learning. His videos series on the fundamentals of Research Methods for Education is used by research students, academics, and universities around the globe. John is currently working on e-learning projects with the Kazan Federal University in the Russian Republic and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil.



Research interests

His research approach stems from his interest in social psychology particularly social cognition - the role that cognitive processes play understanding the social world.

  • Specialism in e-learning: Understanding how individuals use digital media, such as YouTube, to support their learning
  • Specialism in education management: Understanding the relationship between the employees and the organisation in higher education institutions
  • Specialism in volunteerism: Understanding the management, motivation and retention of volunteers in non-profit organisations.
  • Research Methods: Survey designs and quantitative analysis


Research group

Leadership, Effective Education & Policy

Affiliate research groups

Quantitative Methodologies Special Interest Group, Design and utilisation of digital technologies , Centre for Leadership and Management in Education (CLAME)

Research project(s)

Pressures on Academics in UK Universities

World Class Maths

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Book Chapters


Creative Media and Artefacts

  • Schulz, J. (Author), & SotonEducation (Author). (Accepted/In press). Analysing questionnaires. Digital or Visual Products, .
  • Schulz, J. (Author), & SotonEducation (Author). (Accepted/In press). Analysing your interviews. Digital or Visual Products, .
  • Schulz, J. (Author), & SotonEducation (Author). (Accepted/In press). Selecting your participants. Digital or Visual Products, .
  • Schulz, J. (Author), & SotonEducation (Author). (Accepted/In press). Thinking about research design. Digital or Visual Products, .
  • Schulz, J. (Author), & SotonEducation (Author). (Accepted/In press). What is a dissertation?. Digital or Visual Products, .
  • Schulz, J. (Author), & SotonEducation (Author). (Accepted/In press). What is a questionnaire?. Digital or Visual Products, .
  • Schulz, J. (Author), & SotonEducation (Author). (Accepted/In press). What is an interview?. Digital or Visual Products, .



MSc Education Programmes

  • Leadership in Education
  • Innovation in teaching and Learning
  • Dissertation Research Methods

Doctoral Training programme

  • Research design
  • Psychometric Scale development for Education

PhD Students

Sarah Almeida:
Cohesion in Athlete-Coach relationships.

Munif Al Rashidi:
Technical Supervisors in the State of Kuwait to implement and apply the new e-Learning Policy

Md Golam Jamil:
Technology enhanced teacher-learning in a developing country

Anne Mills:
Personal Best Stories – A Biographical Approach

Stephanie Meakin
Exploring the potential of the pre-registration programme for developing student nurses as future clinical leaders within contemporary healthcare

Eva Nedbalova:
Understanding the interaction between universities and promotional services.

Dr John Schulz
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 32/2023

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