Dr Karen Blackmore
Expertise: science related pedagogy and andragogy particularly with respective to pioneering and mobile technology enhanced learning strategies; emergent teacher professional identity of pre-service teachers with a foci on fostering research informed teaching practice; learning and teaching innovations in the area of conceptually challenging cognition.
Self-funded project: PRiSM project abstract
Self-funded project: ‘Positive Higher Education’: The Role of Universities in Developing Character Strengths and Wellbeing
Dr Sean Bracken
Expertise: leadership of learning and teaching; inclusivity in higher, secondary and primary education; linguistic and cultural diversity.
Professor Jaswinder Dhillon
Expertise: the perspectives of students, lecturers, senior leaders and managers in educational organisations, particularly in relation to policies and initiatives that aim to improve existing practice; partnerships and partnership working, social capital, students’ experience of higher education; and qualitative research in organisations, families and communities.
Professor Geoffrey Elliott
Expertise: work-based research; Higher Education access and inclusion; education and social change; post-compulsory education; educational leadership.
Dr Peter Gossman
Expertise: higher education pedagogy, conceptions of teaching, SoTL, learning gain, and academic development.
Dr Karen Hanson
Expertise: action research; the transition within phases of education; collaborative working in educational environments; education and care.
Dr Ruth Hewston
Expertise: education of gifted, talented and highly able pupils; effective pedagogies for creative arts learning; the development of musical ability; music psychology; psychology of education.
Dr Colin Howard
Expertise: teachers’ sense of professional identity and professional resilience; how the physical environment of a school can influence the motivation, morale and job satisfaction of teaching professionals.
Dr Sue Howarth
Expertise: biology education; science education; Initial Teacher Education (Secondary); the importance of effective practical work, including dissection and field work, in science education; continuing professional development for science teachers; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Enrichment and Enhancement.
Dr Pinky Jain
Expertise: primary mathematics; mathematics pedagogy; mathematical difficulties and anxiety; considering the role of talk in mathematics; experiential learning; mathematical thinking and reasoning skills; mathematical prior knowledge; professional development and teachers mathematical subject knowledge and International comparative studies.
Professor Alison Kington
Expertise: mixed methods research in education and social psychology; 'classroom life'; the utilisation and application of research to improve professional practice; teacher-pupil and peer relationships; the impact of social interaction on cognitive development; classroom identities; and effective practice.
Self-funded project: PRiSM project abstract
Professor Stephen Parker
Expertise: the religious history of education in the 19th and 20th century; religious education in a variety of contexts; history of education; history of childhood; media history; religions and society; theology and education.
Professor Maggi Savin-Baden
Expertise: the effectiveness of learning in new electronic and immersive spaces; innovative and creative scenarios designed for learning.
Dr Carla Solvason
Expertise: concepts of educational justice and exploring policy in practice; educational cultures and re/creating cultures; social justice; educational opportunity; philosophy of education; children’s language development.
Dr Marie Stephenson
Expertise: leadership, theory & practice; ethical leadership & ethical decision-making; qualitative research; pedagocic innovation; and educational leadership.
Dr Philip Woodward
Expertise: aspects of the sociology of education.
Dr Richard Woolley
Expertise: diversity, equality and inclusion issues in education; approaches to difficult and controversial issues in primary education; citizenship and PSHE in primary education; relationships and sex education (primary); religious education and children’s spirituality; the pedagogy of Holocaust education in the primary year education studies; widening participation, first generation and non-traditional students in higher education