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Christine Doddington


University Senior Lecturer in Education until December 2016


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Christine Doddington worked as a Senior Lecturer at Cambridge University within the discipline of philosophy of education with specific interest in the arts. Her research has a theoretical focus with a strong emphasis on exploring theory’s direct significance for educational practice and policy. Her recent writing focuses on aesthetics and the ethical nature of teaching and learning, drawing on Deweyan and Aristotelian notions such as phronesis and somaesthetics.

Completed, funded, research projects include the Esmee Fairburn Foundation funded Cambridge Primary Review (2006-2008) in which she was an Associate Director, the Ofsted funded ‘Sustaining Progress at Year 3’ and the Primary Wing of the Nuffield funded ‘ Improving Learning: The Pupil’s Agenda’.

Christine lectured and supervised at Masters and Doctoral level as well as teaching on the Undergraduate Tripos and Early Years and Primary PGCE course.

Christine is a former member of the Executive of the Philosophy of Education Society of GB and is the current co-ordinator of the Cambridge Branch. She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the journal 'Education 3-13' and was formally Director of Primary Postgraduate Studies for the Faculty.
Her book, co-authored with Mary Hilton, is entitled 'Child-centred Education: Reviving the Creative Tradition' and was published by Sage in 2007.
Christine is a Fellow of Homerton College and was Graduate Tutor for Education 2007-2010. She is a Trustee and sits on the Board of ‘The Cambridge Junction’ which is a professional Arts Venue and Centre, based in Cambridge. She also acts occasionally as an Educational Consultant to BBC Worldwide.

Christine Doddington