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2022 Doctoral Thesis Award Winner

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Doctoral student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to developing capacity, advancing quality and methodological originality within the field of educational research. 

This year the BERA College of Reviewers have awarded the prize to

Kathryn Spicksley for her thesis “New Faces and Changing Places: Discourse, identity and early career primary teachers in post-2010 Multi-Academy Trusts”

Congratulations to Kathryn. 

2022 winner

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Kathryn Spicksley

The University of Wolverhampton

Dr Kathryn Spicksley is interested in discourse and identity, and uses innovative research methods to explore how teachers talk about their lives and worlds. She is particularly interested in mobile methodologies as an interview technique and in...