Staff in the Department of Educational Studies

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Una Coyne

Primary PGCE Programme Leader and Primary PGCE Admissions Tutor
u.coyne (@gold.ac.uk)

Una currently teaches on both the Primary PGCE and BA Education, Culture and Society courses.

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Dr Francis Gilbert

Senior Lecturer in Education, Head of the MA in Creative Writing and Education & course leader for PGCE English
f.gilbert (@gold.ac.uk)

Francis approaches Creative and Life Writing from an educational perspective to understand how it is taught.

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Anna Grant

Lecturer in Education
Anna.Grant (@gold.ac.uk)

Anna works on the Primary PGCE and Education, Culture and Society, specialising in Maths and Children’s Literature.

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Dr Kirstin Lewis

Head of BA (Hons) Education, Culture & Society
k.lewis (@gold.ac.uk)

Kirstin’s work explores how ‘race’ and social class shape children’s experiences in the education system.

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Dr Vicky Macleroy

Reader in Education and Head of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning
v.macleroy (@gold.ac.uk)

Vicky's expertise is in language development and her research focusses on language, literacy and applied linguistics.

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Professor Michael Rosen

Professor of Children's Literature
(@gold.ac.uk)

Poet and children’s author, Michael’s research areas include processes of naming and the poetics of everyday speech.

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Vicki Ryf

Lecturer in primary English education
V.Ryf (@gold.ac.uk)

Vicki’s research interests centre on creativity and English teaching in the Early years and primary classroom.

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Professor Farzana Shain

George Wood Chair in Education
F.Shain (@gold.ac.uk)

Farzana researches and teaches in the field of sociology of education. She specialises in educational inequalities (with a particular focus on racialised and gendered inequalities) and also education policy and politics.

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James Titley

Lecturer in Education
j.titley (@gold.ac.uk)

An experienced KS1 and KS2 teacher, James has interests in coaching and mentoring, social class, social identities.

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