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BERA update and AGM 2021

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The 46th BERA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually, via the BERA website, on Thursday 9th December 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm. All members are invited to attend and registration is free.

The agenda can be viewed here, and full papers here. All queries should be sent to 

We encourage all BERA members to attend this meeting, we will be reviewing BERA’s activity throughout the 2020/21 academic year, with highlights drawn out by BERA’s officers, Chief Executive and committee chairs, as well as taking any member questions on their reports. Members will be able to hear how BERA has adapted and responded to the challenges posed by Covid-19 and Open Access, the next iteration of BERA’s strategic plan, the latest developments in awards, publications, grants, and events, as well as looking forward to future projects and opportunities on the horizon. The organisation is in an uncertain period, we deeply value engagement and feedback with our members, 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) and Founding Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 Years). Dominic is current President of...

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....

Gerry Czerniawski, 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, Freelance Educational Researcher and Honorary Fellow at Oxford University

Sean Hayes is a longstanding senior local government manager and team leader as well as being an educational researcher, data analyst and statistician.  Up until recently, he managed a large team of more than 20 data analysts and researchers 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...

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