Professor Anna Traianou

Staff details

Position Professor
Department Educational Studies
Email a.traianou (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7919 7877
Professor Anna Traianou

Anna Traianou has researched and published extensively on learning, pedagogy and education policy and about qualitative research methodology, particularly on the situated character of social/educational research ethics.  Her recent books include ‘Ethics in Qualitative Research: Controversies and Contexts’ (Sage, 2012) co-written with Martyn Hammersley, and ‘Austerity and the Remaking of European Education’ (2019, Bloomsbury Academic) co-edited with Ken Jones. 

Anna is currently researching the impact on Greek education policy of OECD policy interventions in a key 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.  

Research Interests

philosophical perspectives on  situated ethics; theories of science; sociocultural approaches to learning; teacher ‘expertise’; the making of national education policy under ‘extreme conditions’; Greek education policy post-2008.

Areas of supervision

research ethics; education policy especially the interplay between supranational/national traditions; science and society; teacher ‘expertise’; children’s learning.

Publications

Book

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

Edited Book

Traianou, Anna and Jones, Ken , eds. 2019. Austerity and the Remaking of European Education. London: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9781350028487

Book Section

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

Traianou, Anna . 2019. Greece: Towards ‘Europeanisation’? In: Anna Traianou and Ken Jones, eds. Austerity and The Remaking of European Education. London: Bloomsbury Academic. 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 . 2013. Greek Education Reform: Resistance and Despair. In: Ken Jones, ed. Education in Europe: the Politics of Austerity. London: Radicaled Books. ISBN ISBN 978-0-9575538-3-5

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

Article

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

Traianou, Anna . 2014. Ethics versus political bias. Perspectives,

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

Traianou, Anna . 2012. Science Teaching: A Dilemmatic Approach. Ethnography and Education, 7(2), pp. 213-226. ISSN 1745-7823

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.

Report

Traianou, Anna and Hammersley, Martyn. 2007. Ethics and Educational Research, London: Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP). Project Report. Teaching and Learning Research Programme.