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BERA Conference 2023

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

Welcome to the BERA Annual Conference 2023

Abstract submission now open!

It is a great pleasure to extend a warm welcome to a BERA Annual Conference 2023. Many of you will have watched the excitement that the Commonwealth Games brought to Birmingham in the summer of 2022. Historically known as a successful financial and commercial centre, Birmingham is now also known as a modern, diverse city with a vibrant art, music, literary and culinary scene. It is therefore with great pleasure we welcome delegates to the University of Birmingham Aston in this wonderful city for the BERA Annual Conference 2023.

BERA goes from strength to strength. Membership of BERA continues to grow. The range of activities of BERA has never been so rich and wide ranging. The Annual Conference also continues to grow and develop and is a wonderful opportunity to disseminate research and network with like-minded colleagues. The success of BERA conference is a tribute to all involved.

We look forward to seeing you in Birmingham in 2023.

Professor Mhairi C Beaton
Chair of BERA’s Conference and Events Committee

 

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

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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Charlotte Vidal-Hall, Dr

Research lead at N/A

Charlotte Vidal-Hall is a research lead working in an education policy environment. She was an early years and primary teacher for 15 years before completing an MA and PhD in early years education. Charlotte has been a school governor at an inner...

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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...

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Yuwei Xu, Dr

Assistant Professor 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, Dr

Head of Programmes & Associate Dean at Bishop Grosseteste University

Aimee is Head of Programmes for Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Her research interests are well-being and workload in education, ITE policy and experiences of academics, mentors and...

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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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Meera Chudasama, Mrs

Teacher and Research Lead at Oakgrove Secondary School

Meera Chudasama is passionate about educational research; in particular making educational research accessible and digestible for those who work in schools. Alongside being a teacher, Meera feels most at home when she is supporting teachers, and...