academic development

professional learning



7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, Adult Learners




7+, 8+, 9+, 10+, 11+, 13+, KS2, KS3, GCSE, A-Level, Adult



Education & Relevant Experience

St Paul's School, London

  • Mathematics (A)
  • Government and Politics (A)
  • English Literature (A)
  • Biology (A)

2004 - 2006

Oxford University, UK

  • English (2.1)

2006 - 2009

Oxford Brookes University, UK

  • Law (Merit)

2009 - 2010

BPP University, UK

  • Legal Practice (Pass)

2011 - 2012

Queen's University Belfast, UK

  • English
  • Title: 'Yeats and Labour'

2016 - 2020

  • English (Merit)

2014 - 2015

Teaching Experience

Over 300 hours experience of teaching English, including:

- Full-time teaching across KS3-5 in the independent sector

- Part-time teaching and lecturing in higher education

- Delivering after-school enrichment classes at several schools

- Private teaching as part of a scheme to widen participation in higher education

- Delivering lectures and workshops at a literary festival and arts centre

- Leading KS2 groups as part of voluntary 'Forest School' schemes

About Patrick M

I was born in Hong Kong and brought up in Singapore and London. After my undergraduate degree at Oxford, where I specialised in Irish poetry, I trained and practised as a lawyer in the field of financial services regulation.

During this time, I maintained my research interests through private study. A year after qualifying, I decided to return to academia with a master's degree and doctorate at Queen's University Belfast, which was funded by UK Research and Innovation (the Arts and Humanities Research Council).

Throughout the period of carrying out my research, I made extensive efforts to gain experience of teaching a wide variety of age groups, beginning by teaching sixth formers as part of the university's widening participation programme and volunteering with two KS2 Forest Schools. From here, I then provided after-school enrichment classes at three institutions and taught full-time for four months at an independent (GDST) school. I have also taught undergraduates, both within the university and at its annual Irish Studies Summer School, and delivered lectures to audiences of academics and the general public.