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BERA Council and Committees

BERA Leadership Committee

The role of the BERA Leadership Committee (formally General Purposes Committee (GPC)) is to:

  • Ensure that in all of its activities BERA works towards its three strategic objectives: to advance research quality, build research capacity and foster research engagement in the education field
  • Ensure that the organisation is characterised by good governance processes and procedures in line with its charitable status
  • Ensure that decisions are taken openly and transparently in the interests of the organisation and its diverse membership
  • Coordination and review of all committee, working-group and project business, ensuring that academic input is given where appropriate and progress towards strategic objectives is monitored
  • Forward planning and operational decision-making, to inform Council’s strategic oversight and facilitate policy development
  • Nominate BERA members to external bodies where appropriate 
  • Oversee external liaison and consultation responses in areas where research evidence can usefully be brought to bear, in line with BERA’s charitable objectives
  • Consider what weight should be given to any new activities that Council might wish to consider and what weight they should be given in the light of the organisation’s current strategic priorities

BERA Leadership Committee

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Vivienne Baumfield, Professor

Professor of Professional Learning at University of Exeter

Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Professional Learning in the Graduate School of Education and co-leader of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning. She is interested in the interaction of research, policy and practice when...

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Marlon Moncrieffe, Dr

President Elect at British Educational Research Association

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe is a council member of the British Educational Research Association, and Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. He is an award-winning international interdisciplinary researcher and author, and teacher-educator.

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Diana Burton, Professor

Professor of Education at University of Wolverhampton

Diana Burton is an established academic with extensive University leadership experience. She held senior leadership posts in 3 institutions, including HOD at MMU, Dean of Education at LJMU and later Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & External...

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Mhairi Beaton, Professor

Professor at Leeds Beckett University

Mhairi Beaton is Professor at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University. After completing a Bachelor of Education at University of Edinburgh, Mhairi worked as a primary school teacher in Highland Region in the north of Scotland....

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Gerry Czerniawski, Professor

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

Gerry Czerniawski runs the Professional Doctorate in Education at UEL and teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses. In addition to his role as a researcher, author and teacher educator he is the Lead Editor of the BERA Blog and a...

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Ros McLellan, Dr

Associate Professor at University of Cambridge

Ros McLellan taught psychology and mathematics in the secondary schooling sector for a number of years before joining the Faculty. Her background is in psychology and she is a graduate member of the British Psychology Society. She has always been...