Anna Traianou has published extensively on education policy, learning, pedagogy and about the situated character of social/educational research ethics. Her recent books include ‘Austerity and the Remaking of European Education’ (2019, Bloomsbury Academic) co-edited with Ken Jones and ‘Ethics in Qualitative Research: Controversies and Contexts’ (Sage, 2012) co-written with Martyn Hammersley.
Anna is currently researching the impact on Greek education policy of OECD interventions in a period of structural adjustment in 2015-18: 'The remaking of national education policy in conditions of 'structural adjustment: The case of Greece’. This project is funded by the BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants, SRG1819\191004.
She writes regularly for a Greek national daily Efsyn.
education policy in contemporary Europe; philosophical perspectives on research ethics; theories of science and the sociology of scientific knowledge; sociocultural approaches to learning and teachers’ professional identities;
Areas of supervision
education policy especially the interplay between supranational/national traditions; research ethics as situated practice; science and society; teacher ‘expertise’.
Publications and research outputs
Hammersley, Martyn and Traianou, Anna. 2012. Ethics in Qualitative Research: Controversies and Contexts. London: SAGE. ISBN 9780857021410
Traianou, Anna. 2006. Understanding Teacher Expertise in Primary Science: a sociocultural approach. Sense Publishers. ISBN 9077874887
Traianou, Anna and Jones, Ken. 2019. Austerity and the Remaking of Education Policy in Europe since 2008. In: Anna Traianou and Ken Jones, eds. Austerity and the Remaking of European Education. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 5-28. ISBN 9781350028487
Jones, Ken and Traianou, Anna. 2019. Conclusion: The Contested European Educational Space. In: Anna Traianou and Ken Jones, eds. Austerity and the Remaking of European Education. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350028487
Traianou, Anna. 2019. Phrónēsis and the ethical regulation of ethnographic research. In: Hugh Busher and Alison Fox, eds. Implementing Ethics in Educational Ethnography: Regulation and Practice. London: Routledge. ISBN 9781138580251
Traianou, Anna. 2018. Ethical regulation of social research versus the cultivation of phrónēsis. In: Nathan Emmerich, ed. Virtue Ethics in the Conduct and Governance of Social Science Research. Bingley: Emerald, pp. 163-177. ISBN 9781787146082
Traianou, Anna. 2016. Teachers, Educational Research and Professional Development: Intellectuals or Technicians. In: George Bagakis, ed. Education Policies and Practices for Teachers’ Professional Development. Athens, Greece: GRIGORIS.
Traianou, Anna. 2014. The Centrality of Ethics in Qualitative Research. In: Patricia Leavy, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 62-79. ISBN 9780199811755
Traianou, Anna. 2010. Discussing Friction. In: K Safford; M Stacey and W Hancock, eds. Small Scale Research in Primary Schools: A reader for Learning and Professional Development. London: Routledge, pp. 170-190. ISBN 9780415585590
Traianou, Anna. 2021. The intricacies of conditionality: education policy review in Greece 2015–2018. Journal of Education Policy, ISSN 0268-0939
Traianou, Anna and Hammersley, Martyn. 2021. Is there a right not to be researched? Is there a right to do research? Some questions about informed consent and the principle of autonomy. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 24(4), pp. 443-452. ISSN 1364-5579
Traianou, Anna. 2018. The Uncertain Future of pre-school Education in England (in Greek). Selidodeiktis: For Education and Society,
Traianou, Anna. 2017. Heed warnings on teaching assessment before it’s too late. Research Professional,
Traianou, Anna. 2015. The erosion of academic freedom in UK Higher Education. Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, 15(1), pp. 39-47. ISSN 1863-5415
Hammersley, Martyn and Traianou, Anna. 2014. An Alternative Ethics? Justice and Care as Guiding Principles for Qualitative Research. Sociological Research Online, 19(3), pp. 104-117. ISSN 1360-7804
Hammersley, Martyn and Traianou, Anna. 2014. Foucault and Research Ethics: On the autonomy of the researcher. Qualitative Inquiry, 20(3), pp. 227-238. ISSN 1077-8004
Hammersley, Martyn and Traianou, Anna. 2011. Moralism and Research Ethics: A Machiavellian Perspective. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 14(5), pp. 379-390. ISSN 1364-5579
Hammersley, Martyn and Traianou, Anna. 2010. Moralism and the situated character of qualitative research practice: a Machiavellian perspective. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 14(5), pp. 379-390. ISSN 1364-5579
Traianou, Anna. 2009. The Uncertain Character of Recent Educational Reform in Greece. FORUM, 51(2), pp. 131-142. ISSN 0963-8253
Traianou, Anna and Hammersley, Martyn. 2008. Making science education evidence-based? A brief reply to Millar, Leach, Osborne and Ratcliffe. Oxford Review of Education, 34(4), pp. 489-492. ISSN 0305-4985
Traianou, Anna and Hammersley, Martyn. 2008. Making science education evidence-based? Reflections on a Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) study. Oxford Review of Education, 34(4), pp. 461-481. ISSN 0305-4985
Traianou, Anna. 2007. Ethnography and the perils of the single case: an example from the sociocultural analysis of primary science expertise. Ethnography and Education, 2(2), pp. 209-220. ISSN 17457823
Traianou, Anna. 2006. Teachers' adequacy of subject knowledge in primary science: assessing constructivist perspectives from a sociocultural perspective. International Journal of Science Education, 28(8), pp. 827-842. ISSN 09500693
Traianou, Anna. 2006. Understanding teacher expertise in primary science: a sociocultural approach. Research Papers in Education, 21(1), pp. 63-78. ISSN 02671522
Conference or Workshop Item
Traianou, Anna and Hammersley, Martyn. 2010. 'Moralism and the situated character of qualitative research practice.'. In: British Educational Research Association Annual Conference. University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Traianou, Anna. 2009. 'Problems at the Interface between Research and Teaching'. In: European Confeernce on Educational Research. University of Vienna, Austria.
Traianou, Anna. 2008. 'Recent educational changes in England and Greece: A comparative study'. In: A year on since the introduction of the new educational curricula: what has changed in schools. University of Patras, Greece, Greece.
Traianou, Anna and Hammersley, Martyn. 2007. Ethics and Educational Research, London: Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). Project Report. Teaching and Learning Research Programme.