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BERA Council and Committees

Engagement Committee

The role of the Engagement Committee is to:

  • Ensure that BERA supports its members appropriately in the light of our three strategic objectives: to advance research quality; build research capacity; and foster research engagement
  • Monitor and review the offer BERA makes to its membership in line with Council’s strategic direction for the organisation and its priorities
  • Monitor and review opportunities for BERA members to publicise, develop and share high quality research in ways that foster engagement with the Association and support the development of educational research and researchers
  • Review the composition of BERA’s membership and how the health of the organisation can be best served in line with Council’s strategic priorities
  • Consider the strategic interests of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in BERA’s work and activities
  • Review the health of BERA’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Forums, monitoring their activities in terms of quality, impact, reach and academic range
  • Oversee BERA’s programme of awards and fellowships, ensuring that their range supports BERA’s strategic objectives, and that in process, award criteria and outcome they uphold the highest academic standards of quality, objectivity and rigour.
  • Regularly review the criteria and processes for BERA’s awards and fellowships
  • Ensuring processes are transparent including open invitation to members to serve on the committee

If you would be interested in joining this Committee please contact secretariat@bera.ac.uk 

Engagement Committee

Gerry Czernisawski, Professor

Professor of Education/Research Degrees Leader at University of East London

Gerry Czerniawski runs the doctoral programmes (PhD and Professional Doctorate in Education) at Cass and teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses.  In addition to his role as a researcher, author and teacher educator he is the Chair of...

Oliver Hooper, Dr

Teaching Associate at Loughborough University

Oliver Hooper graduated from Loughborough University in 2014 with a first class BSc (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science. Subsequently, he remained at the University to undertake a PhD within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences....

Marlon Moncrieffe, Dr

University of Brighton

Marlon Moncrieffe taught in Primary Schools from 1999 to 2013 as Head of PE; Head of English and Head of Mathematics. He was also Deputy-Headteacher leading on curriculum, monitoring and assessment. His doctoral research focused on advancing...

Ruth Boyask, Dr

Auckland University of Technology

Ruth Boyask:  Public education emerged as a response to wider social processes such as industrialisation and democratisation, the force of which have subsided through cultural, economic and technological change. Public education presently is...

Kevin Smith, Dr

Cardiff University

Kevin Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Education in the School of Social Sciences. His research interests include curriculum theory, critical pedagogy and cultural studies. He is also committed to developing capacity for educational research...