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This blog was established in 2015 to provide research informed content on key educational issues in an accessible manner. The aim is to produce and promote articles that attract policymakers, parents, teachers, educational leaders, members of school communities, politicians, and anyone who is interested in education today. The Blog is edited by a small team combining academic representatives chosen by BERA’s Publications Committee and the BERA office. All content is approved for publication by one or more of this team. However, the views of the authors are their own and the views expressed on this blog are not the official views of BERA.

Editorial team

  • Gerry Czerniawski
  • Rachel Lofthouse
  • Alison Fox
  • Ross Fulton
  • Nick Johnson


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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...

Alison Fox, Dr

Senior Lecturer at Open University

Dr Alison Fox (BSc, Durham; MSc, Aberdeen; PGCE, Cambridge; MEd, Cambridge; PhD, Open) is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Open University in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education...

Rachel Lofthouse, Professor

Leeds Beckett University

Rachel Lofthouse is Professor of Teacher Education and the Winifred Mercier Professor of Education at the Carnegie School of Education, Leeds Beckett University, where she has established ‘CollectivEd: the Hub for Mentoring and Coaching’....

Nick Johnson

Executive Director at BERA

Nick has been the Executive Director 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 and...

Ross Fulton

Publications Manager at BERA

Ross joined BERA as Publications Manager in November 2017 to oversee the Association’s four peer-reviewed journals, our member’s magazine Research Intelligence, the BERA Blog and our website; to support editors and editorial boards; to...