Department of Educational Studies staff

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Patricia Alexander

Lecturer
p.alexander (@gold.ac.uk)

Patricia is a tutor for the PGCE Secondary Mathematics and coordinator for the Mathematics Subject Enhancement course.

Dr Jim Anderson

Senior Lecturer
j.anderson (@gold.ac.uk)

Jim has interests in theories and methods of second language learning, multilingualism and new literacies.

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Atkinson, Dennis

Professor Emeritus
d.atkinson (@gold.ac.uk)

Dennis is an internationally published academic whose most recent book focussed on art, equality and learning.

Rose Brougham

Visiting Lecturer
r.brougham (@gold.ac.uk)

Rose has been actively involved in education for 25 years and has written on the role of form tutors in school.

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Dr Anna Carlile

Senior Lecturer; Admission Tutor, BA (Hons) Education, Culture and Society
a.carlile (@gold.ac.uk)

Anna’s areas of research and teaching cluster around social justice and institutional prejudice.

Marian Carty

Lecturer
m.carty (@gold.ac.uk)

Marian teaches on the PGCE Secondary ML programme.

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Dr Yangguang Chen

Lecturer in Education
y.chen (@gold.ac.uk)

Yangguang researches into the field of educational bilingualism, focussing on implications of educational policy.

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Dr Sheryl Clark

Lecturer in Educational Studies
sheryl.clark (@gold.ac.uk)

Sheryl has research interests in gender, sport, identities, youth, schooling and girlhood.

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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Dave Dennis

Lecturer
d.dennis (@gold.ac.uk)

Dave is the Course Coordinator for the Secondary Science PGCE having been a classroom practitioner for 32 years.

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Sue Dixon

Head of Teacher Education (CPD) and Head of Goldsmiths Teachers' Centre
s.j.dixon (@gold.ac.uk)

A trained counsellor and former primary teacher, Sue has been extensively involved in curriculum development.

Professor Rosalyn George

Professor
r.george (@gold.ac.uk)

Rosalyn's research interests coalesce around issues of social justice and equity in schools and Higher Education.

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Dr Francis Gilbert

Head of the MA in Creative Writing and Education
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.

Professor Eve Gregory

Professor Emerita
e.gregory (@gold.ac.uk)

Eve's interests are in early childhood bilingualism, family literacy and a sociocultural approach to literacy learning.

Alison Griffiths

Head of Initial Teacher Education
a.griffiths (@gold.ac.uk)

Alison’s research centres on diversity, focussing on strategies to prepare students for today’s diverse classrooms.

Eve Harding

Lecturer
e.harding (@gold.ac.uk)

Eve has an interest in cognitive and social psychology and, specifically, the contact hypothesis and attitude research.

Mark Hellen

Lecturer
m.hellen (@gold.ac.uk)

Mark has interests in ICT, particularly the use of moving images in education and online media’s effect on literacy.

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Dr Julia Hope

Lecturer
j.hope (@gold.ac.uk)

Julia’s research interests are in children’s literature, refugee education and children’s literature about refugees.

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Dr Aminul Hoque

Lecturer in Education
a.hoque (@gold.ac.uk)

Aminul's work focusses on issues of multicultural Britain, youth policy, religion, race relations and Islamic feminism.

Dr John Jessel

Head of PhD Programme, Reader
j.jessel (@gold.ac.uk)

John’s research activities are on the social and cognitive processes that underlie children’s learning and development.

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Amanda Kipling

Lecturer
a.kipling (@gold.ac.uk)

Amanda researches the healing nature of the arts in schools, which forms the basis of her doctoral study.

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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 Betty Liebovich

Lecturer
b.liebovich (@gold.ac.uk)

Betty’s current research focusses on the history of the open-air nursery, focussing on the Rachel McMillan Nursery.

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Dr Vally Lytra

Senior Lecturer
v.lytra (@gold.ac.uk)

A common thread running through Vally’s research and practice is a focus on bilingualism and bi-literacy in homes.

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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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Matthews, Miranda

Lecturer
m.matthews (@gold.ac.uk)

Miranda researches issues of freedom, autonomy and representation in the arts and learning.

Dr Liz Morrison

Lecturer
l.morrison (@gold.ac.uk)

Liz is Head of the Secondary PGCE programme and teaches Secondary Science.

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Dr Tara Page

Senior Lecturer
t.page (@gold.ac.uk)

Tara Page is an artist researcher teacher who explores the entanglements of practice, pedagogy, place and belonging.

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Dr Sarah Pearce

Lecturer
s.pearce (@gold.ac.uk)

Sarah is currently researching the impact of recent policy making on attitudes to Islam in schools.

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Maggie Pitfield

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department
m.pitfield (@gold.ac.uk)

Maggie’s interests include flexible learning models in ITE: the experiences and roles of student-teachers and mentors.

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Professor Len Platt

Professor of Modern Literatures
l.platt (@gold.ac.uk)

Len’s major interest is in the politics of text and the ways culture performs in politically strategic ways.

Dr Veronica Poku

Lecturer
v.poku (@gold.ac.uk)

With extensive experience in primary education, Veronica researches the experiences of being Black in British society.

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Dr Nicola Rollock

Reader in Equity & Education
N.Rollock (@gold.ac.uk)

Nicola draws on Critical Race Theory and Bourdieu as frameworks for her research into race equality in education.

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Dr Cristina Ros i Solé

Lecturer in Language, Culture and Learning
cristina.ros (@gold.ac.uk)

Christina’s current interest are in the 'ordinary' and 'everyday' in language learning and the intercultural experience.

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Professor Michael Rosen

Professor of Children's Literature
m.rosen (@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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Susanne Sahmland

Senior Lecturer
S.Sahmland (@gold.ac.uk)

A teacher of German, Spanish and French, Susi’s interests are in primary languages, bi-lingual learners and coaching.

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Emma Snowden

Head of Teachers Centre
e.snowden (@gold.ac.uk)

Emma is interested in exploring how pedagogy outside of the classroom impacts on the student learning experience.

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Teague, Laura

Lecturer
l.teague (@gold.ac.uk)

Laura’s current research focusses on pedagogy, counter politics and subjectivities.

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.

Dr Anna Traianou

Reader in Educational Studies Head of MPhil/PhD in Education
a.traianou (@gold.ac.uk)

Anna has interests in the nature of the relationship between knowledge, policy making and professional practice.

Dr Patrick Turner

Lecturer
p.turner (@gold.ac.uk)

Patrick’s teaching and research spans the sociology of youth and education, urban spaces and racial identities.

John Wadsworth

Senior Lecturer
j.wadsworth (@gold.ac.uk)

John’s expertise is in the area of early childhood education and contributes to the PGCE programme and the BA Education.

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Neil Walton

Lecturer
n.walton (@gold.ac.uk)

A former teacher of art and design, Neil’s interests are psychoanalytic aesthetics and the history of art education.

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Dr Thomas Zacharias

Lecturer in Education
t.zacharias (@gold.ac.uk)

Thomas researches into ‘race’ and racism, the production of difference in political discourse and diaspora identities.

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