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BERA Insights: In conversation with… Lani Florian, BERA AGM and Awards Ceremony

BERA offers over £80,000 of awards and opportunities annually. This event will feature our  awards ceremony highlighting some of those winners and their work, as well as the achievements and successes of the academic research community. 

We will also hear from the BERA Committee Chairs who will update on the year of BERA activities and finances.

This will be followed by our ‘In Conversation with…’ lecture. This year we are delighted that Professor Lani Florian, Bell Chair of Education Emerita at the University of Edinburgh, will be joining us.

This event is free for BERA Members to attend.

Draft programme

13:00 Registration, tea and coffee

Expert Panel on Educational Research Funding

Members of the expert panel established by BERA to investigate the situation regarding funding for educational research in the UK will present the emerging findings from their work

14:20 AGM and year in review
Marlon Moncrieffe, Diana Burton, Nick Johnson, Ros McLellan, Gerry Czerniawski, Mhairi Beaton
15:00 Tea and coffee

Awards ceremony

A celebration of all the award winners 2023/2024
The following below will be formally announced on the day

BERA 2024 Undergraduate Award
BERA 2024 Doctoral Thesis Award
BERA 2024 Masters Dissertation Award
BERA 2024 Public Engagement and Impact Award
BERA 2024 Educational Research Book of the Year

BERA 2024 Academic Citizen of the Year
BERA 2024 Equality in Education Award

16:30 John Nisbet Award and In Conversation with… Professor Lani Florian
17:30 BERA at 50 – memories across the decades
18:00 Drinks and canapes reception
(and birthday cake!)
19:00 Close of event

In Conversation with...

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Lani Florian, Professor

Bell Chair of Education Emerita at University of Edinburgh

Professor Lani Florian is Bell Chair of Education Emerita at the University of Edinburgh. She is best known for her research on inclusive pedagogy and teacher education for inclusive education. Over the years, she has worked with UNICEF, the...


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Marlon Moncrieffe, Dr

President Elect at British Educational Research Association

Dr Marlon Moncrieffe is a council member of the British Educational Research Association, and Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. He is an award-winning international interdisciplinary researcher and author, and teacher-educator.

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Ros McLellan, Dr

Associate Professor at University of Cambridge

Ros McLellan taught psychology and mathematics in the secondary schooling sector for a number of years before joining the Faculty. Her background is in psychology and she is a graduate member of the British Psychology Society. She has always been...

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Gerry Czerniawski, Professor

Professor of Education/Research Degrees Leader at University of East London

Gerry Czerniawski runs the Professional Doctorate in Education at UEL and teaches on Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses. In addition to his role as a researcher, author and teacher educator he is the Lead Editor of the BERA Blog and a...

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Diana Burton, Professor

Professor of Education at University of Wolverhampton

Diana Burton is an established academic with extensive University leadership experience. She held senior leadership posts in 3 institutions, including HOD at MMU, Dean of Education at LJMU and later Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research & External...

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Mhairi Beaton, Professor

Professor at Leeds Beckett University

Mhairi Beaton is Professor 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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Nick Johnson, Mr

Chief Executive at British Educational Research Association

Nick has been the Chief Executive Officer 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...