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Affiliate of the Durham University Evidence Centre for Education

I am an Associate Professor in the School of Education. My research interests focus on metacognition, student views and experiences in education settings, mental health and wellbeing in education, and crossover within and between educational and psychotherapeutic theory and practice.

In 2021 I became a member of the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development. I am an Associate Editor for the Campbell Education Co-ordinating group and I am interested in systematic reviewing and different ways of synthesising different types of evidence. 

Before I joined the School of Education full time in 2018 I was a Research Fellow in York Trials Unit at the University of York and a Research Associate in the School of Education at Durham working on projects that focussed on the evaluation of educational interventions and systematic reviewing. Prior to academic and research work I worked as a secondary school Geography teacher in a variety of settings in the North East, I completed my M.Ed part time whilst teaching and then went on to be awarded a Durham Doctoral Studentship for PhD study in the School of Education at Durham (completed 2016).

I was Principal Investigator on an EEF funded evaluation of ReflectED (completed 2022) that was jointly conducted by the University of York and Durham University. This research focussed on the evaluation of a metacognition focussed whole-school intervention for primary schools. I have been a Co-Investigator on 4 large scale EEF funded evaluations. 

I teach on Education Studies modules including Education, mental health and wellbeing (module convenor), Learning Lives and dissertation (module convenor). I also teach on the PGT module Interviews. 

Research interests

  • Intersections between educational and psychotherapeutic theory and practice
  • Metacognition
  • Wellbeing
  • Implementation and process evaluation in educational interventions
  • Student views and experiences in education

Esteem Indicators

  • 2000: Professional memberships: British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • 2000: Scholarship: Durham Doctoral Studentship for PhD study in the School of Education, Durham University (2011 - 2014)
  • 2000: Member of editorial group: I am an Associate Editor for Campbell Education Co-ordinating Group (ECG)
  • 2000: External examining: I have recently examined a PhD thesis at Newcastle University
  • 2000: Peer reviewing: Journals: Review of Education, British Educational Research Journal, Systematic Reviews, Impact (Chartered College of Teaching)

    EEF: Systematic Reviews and Rapid Evidence Assessments

Publications

Book review

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

Journal Article

Report

Supervision students