Research Expertise and Interests Research Expertise and Interests

We invite applications on research themes that are among the research expertise and supervisory availability within the school. We encourage prospective applicants to visit the profile of corresponding potential supervisors in the list below and to be informed about our research expertise, interests and current projects.

Applicants are expected to signal in their application the match of their research topic with areas of our expertise. Exceptional applications on educational research outside these areas are also encouraged.

Supervisors  Research Expertise and Interests 
Bartholomew, Kim Motivation in sport, exercise and education
Bates, Agnieszka Education policy; Complexity Theory; educational leadership and management
Beaumont, Lee Health-related policy and practice within the physical education curriculum; the promotion of healthy, active lifestyles in young people; outdoor and adventurous activities within the physical education curriculum
Biza, Irene Science, Mathematics and Statistics (or STEM) education
Boodhoo, Nalini Language teaching - policy & methodology; school effectiveness and improvement; education and development
Carrington, Victoria Youth/children and popular culture; children and digital technologies; food and education
Cooke, Adam

Language teaching methodology and second language acquisition theory; educational macro policy and school micro policy; teacher identity and cognition

Gordon, John  English, media and literacy education; literary study in education; talk and discussion in education; teacher education; teacher knowledge
Haydn, Terry History Education; use of new technology in teacher education; behaviour and classroom climate
Lamb, Penny Physical Education; inclusive education; Lesson Study; teacher identity
Lebeau, Yann International perspectives on Higher Education academic cultures and institutional learning contexts; the role of Higher Education in patterns of social mobility, the formation of professional and disciplinary cultures in academic communities
Nardi, Elena Science, Mathematics and Statistics (or STEM) education; public engagement with mathematics and science
Norris, Nigel Programme and policy evaluation; curriculum evaluation; professional education and training; educational innovation; curriculum reform; organisational and social change; higher education
Otway, Michele Young children's collaborative talk in writing environments
Priyadharshini, Esther Youth/children and popular culture; schooling; gender and education; food and education
Russell, Kate Gender, bodies and sexuality in sport, physical education and school contexts
Robinson-Pant, Anna Education and development (especially educational policy and planning in developing countries); literacy; development education and global citizenship; participation (particularly participation and student voice); gender and education; academic literacy; international students; international dimensions of Higher Education; adult education
Themelis, Spyros Education for social justice and social transformation
Warburton, Victoria Motivation in sport, exercise and education; motivation and psychology of physical activity and health
Watson, Jan Creative pedagogy and practice in Higher Education
Westrup, Rebecca Assessment literacy in Higher Education; student transitions; youth identity; SEN and Chronic Conditions