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BERA Conference 2023

12 September 2023 to 14 September 2023Aston University/ Conference Aston

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Key dates

31 January 2023

Abstract submission deadline

27 February 2023

Bursary application deadline

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.

Conference and Events Committee

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Mhairi Beaton, Professor

BERA Conference & Events Chair 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

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...

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Megan Crawford, Professor

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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Charlotte Vidal-Hall

UCL, Institute of Education

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

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...

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Yuwei Xu, Dr

Assistant Professor in Education and Teacher Development at University of Nottingham

Dr Yuwei Xu is an Assistant Professor in Education and Teacher Development at the University of Nottingham. Previously he has held academic positions at the UCL Institute of Education and the University of Portsmouth; and has been a Convenor of...

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Aimee Quickfall

Head of Programmes for Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education at Bishop Grosseteste University

Dr Aimee Quickfall is head of programmes for primary and early years initial teacher education at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. She was a primary and early years teacher for 15 years and loves helping others to achieve their dream of...