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BERA Annual Conference 2019 SIG Best Paper Award

This year some of the SIG convenors attended all the sessions for their SIG and judged each paper. This was to award the ‘BERA Annual Conference 2019 – SIG Best Paper’.

Alternative Education SIG winner

Beth Christie, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh

Beth is Senior Lecturer in Outdoor Environmental Sustainability Education and Programme Director for the MSc Learning for Sustainability at the Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. She is passionate about re-imagining and...

Callum McGregor, Dr

Lecturer in Education/Programme Director Msc Social Justice and Community Action at University of Edinburgh

Callum is Lecturer in Education at the University of Edinburgh and Programme Director for the fully online MSc Social Justice and Community Action. His broad research and teaching interests are located at the intersection of education and social...

Arts Based Educational Research SIG winner

Adam Hart, Dr

University of Salford

Adam Hart is Lecturer in Music Technology at the University of Salford. He has a background in secondary education and audio programming, and his research interests involve digital technology, musical communication and creative pedagogy. His PhD...

Educational Effectiveness and Improvement SIG winner

Emma Browning

King's College London

I first became interested in the use of narrative as a learning tool during my undergraduate degree, studying English Language and Communication at King’s College London. I published my undergraduate dissertation, in which I explored the use of...

History SIG winner

Yasamin Alkhansa, Dr

University of Sussex

Yasamin completed her PhD at Center for International Education (CIE) at Universy of Sussex, in September 2018. Her thesis, supervised by Prof. Mario Novelli and Prof. Yusuf Sayed, explored the politics of teaching history in the Islamic Republic...

Race, Ethnicity and Education SIG winners

Richard Race, Dr

Roehampton University

Dr. Richard Race is Senior Lecturer in Education within the School of Education at Roehampton University. His most recent monograph, Multiculturalism and Education was published by Bloomsbury in 2015. Richard has also edited Advancing...

Karamat Iqbal, Dr

Karamat Iqbal has for over 30 years been a practitioner in multicultural education. This has included roles in informal education, community relations, post-16 education, local authority advisory work and as educational consultant, including for...

Carl Parsons, Professor

Visiting Professor of Social Inclusion Studies at University of Greenwich

Carl Parsons is a Visiting Professor of Social Inclusion Studies at the University of Greenwich. He was previously Professor of Education at Canterbury Christ Church University until 2009, and retains an emeritus status there. His background is...

Research Methodology in Education SIG Highly Commended

Julia Morris, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University

Dr Julia Morris is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Course Coordinator for Visual Arts Education (Secondary) at Edith Cowan University, and an Honorary Fellow with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of...

Socio-Cultural and Cultural Historical Activity Theory SIG winner

Jan Georgeson, Dr

Senior Research Fellow at Plymouth University

Dr Jan Georgeson is Senior Research Fellow in Early Education Development at University of Plymouth and has a professional background as teacher of young children with special educational needs. She has also worked and volunteered as a Portage...

Lucy Rodriguez-Leon

Doctoral Research Student at The Open University

Lucy is a doctoral candidate at The Open University, Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies. Her professional background is in early childhood practice, where she focused on promoting broad early literacy curricula that value and...

Victoria Bamsey

Lecturer at University of Plymouth

Victoria Bamsey was brought up in Devon and has a family background in engineering, hospitality and farming. She was part of the first cohort to achieve early Years Professional Status in 2007 and went on to achieve her MA Education in 2015 from...