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BERA Conference 2021

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Please email conference@bera.ac.uk if you have any enquiries.

13 September 2021 to 16 September 2021Virtual Conference

Why attend?

For educational researchers the BERA Annual Conference is an important date in their professional year. It provides the opportunity to:

  • network with existing colleagues
  • support new colleagues at the start of their careers
  • establish the beginnings of new collaborations
  • exchange ideas with like-minded colleagues; and sometimes more profitably, with non-like-minded colleagues
  • make new links with potential publishers or funders
  • learn about research outside your own area and investigate possible connections
  • indulge in discussions of ‘blue sky’ research that reminds you why you are a researcher

Seasoned BERA delegates could probably add several more reasons of their own as to why they return but for most it is about being part of a community of researchers. A community that is dynamic and changes over time; not just in terms of its members but in the way it does things. Participating in a vibrant conference is one way of making sure that you contribute to that change.

Key dates

13th-16th September 2021

Conference 2021

Conference and Events Committee

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Mhairi Beaton, Professor

Professor at Leeds Beckett University

Mhairi Beaton is Reader 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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Richard Race, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Roehampton

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...

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Megan Crawford, Professor

Professor Centre for Global Learning at Coventry University

Megan Crawford has significant experience in HE as a leader and academic at a senior level, and her work is keenly focused on emotion, leadership and the relationships between research and practice in schools and HE. Megan has worked in school,...

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Ian Potter, Mr

Chief Executive at Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust

Ian Potter is the Chief Executive of the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust. The GFM is the first local Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Prior to its formation in 2017, he was the Headteacher of Bay House School during...

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Charlotte Vidal-Hall, Dr

Research lead at N/A

Charlotte Vidal-Hall is a research lead working in an education policy environment. Her current research includes investigating support for struggling readers in secondary schools. She was an early years and primary teacher for 15 years before...

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James Reid, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Huddersfield

Jim Reid joined the University in September 2008 and is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies in the Department of Education and Community Studies. Subsequent to social work practice with children and their families and as a social work manager...