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Psychology and Education Staff

Faculty building

Staff members of the group are listed below. Where possible, names are linked to personal profiles which contain contact details and further information about research and teaching activities. In the listing, a blue star
(star) indicates those available to supervise research students. (See also Research Themes by supervisor)


Ruth Kershner

University Lecturer
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Jan Vermunt

Professor of Education
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Academic Staff

Sara Baker

University Senior Lecturer
Psychology and Education
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Penny Coltman

University Lecturer
Science and Maths, EY & Primary PGCE
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Michelle Ellefson

University Senior Lecturer
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Jenny Gibson

University Lecturer
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Linda Hargreaves

Reader emerita in Classroom Learning & Pedagogy
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Ros McLellan

University Lecturer, Coordinator of Part-time Taught Courses
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Liz Winter

Project Development Officer
Education Reform and Innovation (ERI)
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Paul Warwick

University Senior Lecturer
Primary Science & Professional Studies
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Carol Holliday

Senior Teaching Associate
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Secretarial support: Ann Waterman (

Research Staff

  • Riikka Hofmann
  • Marisol Basilio , Audrey Kittredge and Elian Fink (PEdal Research Centre)
  • Rachel Heeds
  • Amanda Aldercotte
  • Hyunji Kim
  • Ayesha Ahmed (Oracy Project with Neil Mercer and Paul Warwick)
  • Eva Brown-Hajdukova
  • Maria Vrikki ( Research Associate)
  • Georgina Wong ( Research Assistant with Sara Baker and Christine Howe)

Visiting Scholars

Dr Rocío García-Carrión, Marie Curie Fellow, 2013-2015.

Dr Ingvill Rasmussen, Faculty of Education, University of Oslo, March 2015.

Frank Cornelissen - Marie Curie Fellow March 2013 - March 2016.

Professor Ornit-Spektor Levy, Bar Ilan University, Israel, October- December 2014

Dr Jin Jun, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, October 2014.

Prof. Li-fang Zhang, The University of Hong Kong, 3 June – 29 June 2014.

Dr. Daniela Sideri, University of Sienna, 22 September 2013 – 22 March 2014.

Dr. Andreas Gegenfurtner, Technical University of Munich, 17 February – 7 March 2014.