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BERA Staff

BERA has a small central, professional office in Camden, London. We share our office building with the Political Studies Association. The office is designed to manage the day-to-day business of the Association. Its work is overseen by a Chief Executive Officer appointed by Council, who is responsible for, and has oversight of, all BERA’s functions and activities.

BERA Staff

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Nick Johnson, Mr

Chief Executive at British Educational Research Association

Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer at BERA since April 2012. He has a considerable background of management and advising on strategic direction in organisations concerned with public policy. Between 2004-7, he was the Director of Policy...

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Marie Moore, Mrs

Conference and Events Manager at British Educational Research Association

Marie manages the Annual Conference, as well as other BERA events run throughout the year include the SIG events. Working as a Project Manager at the PCO in her previous role, Marie managed a full portfolio of international congresses,...

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Sarah Fleming, Ms

Membership and Engagement Manager at N/A

Sarah Fleming joined BERA in 2014. Her main responsibilities are managing BERA's member services, writing BERA communications and promoting BERA’s work in the wider education community. She works closely with the BERA Events Manager on the BERA...

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David Chatterjee, Mr

Finance and Governance Manager at British Educational Research Association

I am BERA's Finance and Governance Manager. Contact me via David joined BERA as Finance and Administration Officer in April 2017, before moving into the role of Finance and Governance Manager in 2019. David’s main...

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Hannah Marston, Ms

Publications Manager at British Educational Research Association

Hannah joined BERA in May 2022 as Publications Manager. In this role, she is responsible for BERA's publications portfolio, including the association's four journals, Research Intelligence, the BERA Blog, reports, books and other outputs. She has...

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Daniel Taylor, Mr

Events Coordinator at BERA at British Educational Research Association

Dan joined BERA in March 2023 as Events Coordinator. His main responsibilities are the organisation, marketing, and successful delivery of events for BERA throughout the year, including those of BERA’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs),...

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Paru Rai, Ms

Publications and Digital Content Officer at British Educational Research Association

Paru joined BERA in March 2023 as Publications and Digital Content Officer. Her main responsibilities are supporting BERA’s publications portfolio including the association's four journals, Research Intelligence, the BERA Blog, reports, books...

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Heidi Hollowbread, Ms

BERA Administrator at British Educational Research Association

Heidi joined the BERA team in May 2023, providing administrative support to the association. Heidi's previous career in teaching spanned more than twenty years. She taught throughout the primary age range and beyond. She held positions in the...