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BERA update and AGM 2020

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Due to the cancellation of this year’s BERA Annual Conference, we have also postponed our Annual General Meeting (AGM). The 45th BERA AGM will take place online, via the BERA website, on Monday 7th December 2020 at 14:00.

All members are invited to attend and registration is free.

The agenda can be seen below and the papers will be published ahead of the meeting and communicated with all members.

The meeting will look back on BERA’s activities over the 2019/20 academic year and allow members a chance to hear from BERA’s officers, chief executive and committee chairs as well as ask questions on their reports. Members will also be able to hear an update on how BERA is responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and some of the latest developments in recent months as well as the exciting future projects and opportunities to come in 2021. At this time of change, engagement with our members is vital and we look forward to this opportunity to do that and hope to see you there.

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Dominic Wyse, Professor

BERA President at UCL Institute of Education

Dominic Wyse is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE). Dominic is current President of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) from 2019 to 2021. He is...

Mhairi Beaton, Dr

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....

Gerry Czernisawski, Professor

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...

Sean Hayes

BERA Treasurer at Hounslow County Council

Sean Hayes is a longstanding senior local government manager and team leader as well as being an educational researcher, data analyst and statistician. He has experience in doing research and writing research papers. Over 30 years experience in...

Vivienne Baumfield, Professor

Professor of Professional Learning at University of Exeter

Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Professional Learning in the Graduate School of Education and co-leader of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning. She is interested in the interaction of research, policy and practice when...

Ros McLellan, Senior Lecturer

Cambridge University

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...

Nick Johnson

Chief Executive Officer at BERA

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...