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ERI: People and Partners - Other Team Members

Faculty of Education

The Education Reform and Innovation Team includes many colleagues from other fields that have lend their expertise to our projects.

Dr Ros McLellan

Ros McLellan is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education. She coordinates the School-University Partnership for Educational Research (SUPER) and has been working alongside SUPER school colleagues in Kazakhstan helping AEO NIS utilise the power of action research to develop practitioners as part of the IPD programme.

Another aspect of this work is coordinating an internship programme enabling AEO NIS practitioners to spend time in SUPER schools. She is a member of the team examining educational reform. Her research interests include teacher learning and development, wellbeing, achievement motivation, self-efficacy and creativity.

Ros was the Principal Investigator for the Institutional Links Wellbeing Project in collaboration with NU to investigate students' wellbeing.  

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Dr Fay Turner

After nearly 20 years as a primary school teacher, Fay Turner moved to the university where she taught and led courses in initial education of primary school teachers. She later directed school-based programmes for new primary and secondary school teachers (Graduate Teacher Programme) and then programmes for in-service teachers (Postgraduate Professional Development). Alongside her professional work, Fay completed a Master’s degree in Primary Education and then a PhD which focused on developing primary mathematics teaching. This developed Fay’s interest in educational research and in particular is using collaborative school-based research to enhance teacher learning. Between 2011 and 2015, Fay jointly led the Faculty’s teacher professional development work in Kazakhstan. Her most recent research focused on understanding trainer and teacher learning in the Kazakhstan Center of Excellence professional development programme. 

Fay's main interest is in the professional development of teachers, particularly in relation to teacher knowledge. Her PhD involved a developmental research project in which teachers used the Knowledge Quartet framework as a tool for developing mathematical content knowledge. Fay is also interested in promoting the professional development of teachers through supporting communities of enquiry within schools and groups of schools.

Dr Mark Winterbottom:

Mark has been a lecturer in science education at the Faculty for the last nine years; he trains science teachers on the Secondary PGCE course, he is senior examiner on the Secondary PGCE, and teaches and supervises on the Masters in Education for science teachers.

He has authored a number of textbooks, and books for teachers, and delivers professional development courses for teachers in the Middle East and South Asia. Before becoming a lecturer, Mark was head of biology at an upper school in the East of England.

Mark’s research interests include teacher education, use of new technologies in the science classroom, and classroom environment.

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