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Past event

Heads of Department Meeting 2020

This event has now been postponed. To be kept updated on when this will be reschedule for, please email

Following the successful event last year, we are delighted to be hosting the next seminar for Heads of Department or their equivalent on 23 March 2020. The day will include discussions on the REF and teacher education across the four nations.

BERA’s annual meeting will provide an opportunity for colleagues to meet and find areas of common interest. There is currently much to discuss, and we feel that the community will benefit from doing this at a strategic level.

Lunch is provided.


10.30 Registration, followed by tea and coffee
11.00 Introduction
Professor Dominic Wyse, President, BERA
Mr Nick Johnson, Executive Director, BERA
11.15 Teacher Education – DFE Developments
England update
Professor Samantha Twiselton, Director of Sheffield Institute of Education

Northern Ireland update
Professor Linda Clarke, Research Director – Education, Ulster University

Scotland update
Professor Louise Hayward, University of Glasgow

Wales update
Gareth Evans, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
12.15 Lunch and networking
13.30 REF update
Professor Alison Fuller, Professor of Vocational Education and Work and Pro-Director for Research and Development at the UCL Institute of Education
14.15 State of Educational Research
Professor Gerry Czerniawski, Professor of Education and Research Degrees Leader, University of East London
Dr Mhairi Beaton, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University
14.45 Conclusion
Professor Dominic Wyse, President, BERA
Mr Nick Johnson, Executive Director, BERA
15.00 Close of event