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Dr Pauline Moger

Research Manager

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Research Manager in the School of EducationCA106 


Pauline Moger is a lecturer in Education. She joined the School of Education in 2016 after completing a PhD in Philosophy at Durham University, following a long and successful career in the arts and culture. As a Director of Arts, Pauline worked closely with a wide range of Organisations and Institutions, Regionally, Nationally and Internationally to enact arts and cultural policies and practice, delivering a comprehensive arts and cultural offer across communities within the North East Region of the UK that encompassed Education, Health, Visual and Public Art together with the Professional Development of Educationalists and Artists. Pauline draws from and intertwines the many facets of her knowledge and professional experience to bring a measured and questioning perspective to her academic role and research interests. 

Pauline’s research interests include: neo-liberalism, policy; creativity; the arts in education. She is particularly interested in using frameworks and concepts that derive from ethnography. She is researching and writing about spaces for self-actualisation in the sphere of children and theatre performance, creative practice and policy impact.

Research Projects

  • Notions of Creative Thinking in Higher Education in Different Disciplines

Esteem Indicators

  • 0000: Impact and Indicators of Esteem:
    • Fellow and Fellowship Councillor, North of England, of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) – 21st Century Enlightenment enriching society through ideas and action
    • Board Member of Theatre Hullabaloo – a pioneering organisation making, touring & promoting theatre for young audiences
    • Secretary of Belmont Ladies Choir – a Community Choir committed to offering the opportunity for women of all abilities to find and express their joy in singing and performing.
    • Mentor for St Cuthbert’s Society, Durham University – supporting Undergraduate students
    • Peer reviewing: Ethnography and Education


Conference Paper

  • Moger, P & Bagley, C (2016), Uncovering Policy Legacy: An Ethnographic Account of a Secondary Schools Commitment to Creativity, Oxford Ethnography Conference. Oxford University.
  • Moger, P (2014), An Ethnographic Investigation - Exploring the Legacy Of Creativity In A North East Of England Secondary School, ECER. Porto.
  • Moger, P (2013), Considering the Legacy of Creativity, ECER. Istanbul.

Journal Article