In memoriam: Dr Malcolm Dixon

It is with great sadness that LJMU announces the passing of Dr Malcolm Dixon who worked here for 30 years, until his retirement in 2015.

Born in South Shields, Malcolm graduated from CF Mott Teacher Training College in 1970 and stayed in  Liverpool for the rest of his life. Initially teaching for many years in local primary schools, Malcolm became a Science Advisor for Liverpool Education Authority and over the next few years, wrote over 40 primary science text books.

In 1985, Malcolm returned to CF Mott as a lecturer in primary science and was on the staff when it merged with IM Marsh to become part of Liverpool Polytechnic in 1986 and then LJMU in 1992.

Throughout his career Malcolm was passionate about education and producing the best possible teachers. His commitment to schools was recognised across the LJMU Merseyside partnership and his support was valued by all his students, many of whom kept in touch with him over the years.

Just prior to his retirement, Malcolm successfully completed his PhD. He received his doctorate in November 2015, proudly sharing his success with all his family.

Malcolm was 73 and is survived by his twin daughters and four grandchildren. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. 

Malcolm's funeral will take place on Tuesday 28 January at 2.00pm at South Shields Crematorium.


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