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Making the Right Call Together: Standardisation Opportunity for Conference Abstract Reviewers

This online session is aimed at those who: 

  • are new to peer review BERA conference abstracts
  • would like to peer review for the BERA conference in future
  • are more experienced

but would like the reassurance of a collaboration opportunity.

We will be discussing three anonymised example conference abstracts (shared beforehand) and discussing as a group the categories we award points for, the points we would award these examples and then reaching consensus about each one.

The aim of the session is to explore different viewpoints, gain deeper understanding of what makes a balanced peer review judgement and a good conference abstract, and to bring collaboration to the peer review process, which can be a daunting task for new reviewers.

All welcome, engagement with the three abstracts before the event is vital (approx. 30 mins pre-reading/review) as we will not have reading time during the event.

Chaired by members of the Conference and Events Committee.


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Mhairi Beaton, Professor

Professor 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....

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Aimee Quickfall, Dr

Head of School - Teacher Education at Leeds Trinity University

Aimee is Head of Programmes for Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Education at Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. Her research interests are well-being and workload in education, ITE policy and experiences of academics, mentors and...

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Charlotte Vidal-Hall, Dr

Research lead at N/A

Charlotte Vidal-Hall is a research lead working in an education policy environment. She was an early years and primary teacher for 15 years before completing an MA and PhD in early years education. Charlotte has been a school governor at an inner...