Anthony Barlow

Anthony Barlow

  • 011 Cedar, Froebel

    United Kingdom


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Personal profile


I'm a Principal Lecturer and the subject leader for Geography Education at the University of Roehampton. I teach initial teacher education courses as part of the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. I am the Programme Convenor for the BA Primary Education QTS programme. My principal research focus is pupils' understanding of their locality and especially the built environment. Other professional interests include teaching about the oceans and the environmental pollution issue of plastic waste. I have worked on a number of consultancy projects with The Geographical Association, Channel 4/Grid Club, the BBC and TTS.

I am a member of the Early Years and Primary Committee of the Geographical Association after having been Chair and Co-Chair for more than seven years. 

Until 2011, I was a teacher in a series of primary schools, mostly in KS2. I have also taught on supply at a number of London schools. Other interests include music in all its forms, the arts and culture, more generally. The number one passion is walking, lots of walking! 


I have an MA in Education from the University and wrote this on student teachers' understandings of fieldtrips and enquiry on their visits to Andalucia, Spain. 


My book ,co-written with Sarah Whitehouse was published in 2019, titled Mastering Primary Geography (Bloomsbury). I have written a chapter on classroom display with colleagues from the University of Greenwich called Insights into Excellence in the Primary Classroom (2021). 

I have also had chapters published in Teaching Art and Design (2018, Ed. Ogier) on the use of images in geography and on plastic waste pollution in Reflections on Primary Geography (2017, Ed. Catling). 

Education/Academic qualification

MA Education, School of Education

Award Date: 20 Jul 2015

External positions

Co-Chair Early Years and Primary Committee, Geographical Association, Geographical Association

1 Sept 2003 → …