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ECR Coffee Hour

Come along to the BERA ECR Network’s coffee hour during which time you’ll have the opportunity to find out more about the ECR Network and its activities as well as getting to know a little more about the team behind it.

You’ll also be able to ask any questions you might have about upcoming ECR activities and to share your thoughts on all things ECR-related within BERA and beyond.

  • Are you submitting an abstract for ECR Conference ‘The ECR Journey: From inspiration to impact’?
  • Attending any of the other events planned for the network?
  • Applying for any awards?
  • What would you like to see more of?

Just don’t forget to bring a coffee!

Network Convenors

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Sin-Wang Chong, Dr

Affiliated Lecturer at University of St Andrews

Sin Wang Chong (PhD; SFHEA) is an academic at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Previously, he was Associate Professor in Language Education at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include language and educational...

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Leanne Henderson, Dr

Lecturer at Queen's University Belfast

Leanne Henderson is a lecturer in education studies in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research centres on young people’s educational trajectories and transitions. She was...

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Gihan Ismail, Mrs

PhD researcher at University of Bath

Gihan Ismail is a final year doctoral researcher at the department of education at the University of Bath and an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Her research explores the internationalisation of doctoral education and focuses on...

Regional Reps

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Alysean Banks, Mr

Doctoral Researcher (EdD) and EDI Project Coordinator at Cardiff Metropolitan University

Alysean Banks is the ECR Network Regional Representative for Wales. Alysean is an Equality & Diversity Project Coordinator, Co-Chair of the BAME Staff Network, and a Doctoral Researcher working towards the Professional Doctorate in Education...

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Brittany Wright, Mrs

ESRC-funded doctoral student at University of Nottingham

Brittany Wright is the Early Career Researcher Network Regional Rep for the Midlands. Brittany Wright is an ESRC-funded doctoral student in the School of Education at the University of Nottingham. Her research explores women’s experiences of...

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Jess Pilgrim-Brown, Mrs

Research Associate at University of Bristol

Jess Pilgrim-Brown is a Research Associate in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at Bristol University where her work focuses on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in different organisations. She also works part time in...

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Lisa Reed, Dr

Lecturer in Teacher Education at University of Dundee

Lisa is the ECR Network Regional Representative for Scotland Lisa is a lecturer and ECR in Teacher Education at the University of Dundee. She was awarded her doctorate from the University of Cumbria in 2021, which is focused on the importance of...

Nicola Marlow, Mrs

Lecturer in Education at Ulster University

Nicola is the regional rep for Northern Ireland. Nicola is a lecturer in Education and course director of the PGCE English with Drama and Media Studies programme at Ulster University. Her research interests include writing pedagogy and how...

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Rebekah Ackroyd, Ms

Doctoral Researcher at University of Cumbria

Rebekah Ackroyd is the Early Career Researcher Network Regional Rep for the North of England. Rebekah is a doctoral student at the University of Cumbria. Her research looks at how tolerance and mutual respect are understood and promoted by...

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Yan Zhu, Dr

Lecturer in Education Studies at University College London

Yan is the ECR Regional Rep for the South East. Yan is a Lecturer in Education Studies at University College London. Yan was a Teaching Fellow in Childhood Studies and Programme Leader for MA Childhood Studies at the University of Leeds after she...