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BERA Announces New Committee Members

After an open call earlier in the Summer, to which we received a high number of applications, we have now appointed new members to various standing committees. The applicants were shortlisted and interviewed, with a focus on the experiences and voices that were current gaps amongst the existing committee membership. We are confident the new committee members will provide valuable insight to help shape BERA’s work and governance. 

We would like to welcome, and look forward to work with:

  • Judith Bruce-Golding (Publications Committee)
  • Aimee Quickfall (Conference & Events Committee)
  • Ming Cheng (Engagement Committee)
  • Seanna Sweeney (Engagement Committee)
  • Melissa Jogie (Engagement Committee)
  • Leanne Henderson (Engagement Committee)
  • Patsy Davies (Risk Assessment & Audit Committee)

We would like to thank all applicants, we were impressed with the skills and expertise of all those who applied and hope that those who were unsuccessful on this occasion will find roles in the organisation in the years to come. We have vacancies and opportunities for members to become further involved with BERA every year and rely on the support and dynamism of our volunteers. 

New Committee Members

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Patricia Davies, Dr

Associate Professor at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University

Dr Patricia Marybelle Davies is Associate Professor in the College of Science and Human Studies at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University in Saudi Arabia. She completed a Doctorate in Educational Technology Leadership and Policy at the University of...

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Ming Cheng, Professor

Professor of Education at Edge Hill University

Ming Cheng is a Professor of Education and the Chair of the Higher Education Research Group at Edge Hill University in the UK. She has over 14 years’ international experience of working at British and Chinese universities. Professor Cheng has...

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Seanna Reuben Sweeney

Assistant Head Teacher at Rothwell St. Mary's Catholic Primary School

Seanna works at the forefront of education as an Assistant Head Teacher at Rothwell St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Leeds. From here she developed a sense of the importance of bringing research into the everyday experiences of classroom...

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Judith Bruce-Golding, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Southampton

Judith Bruce-Golding (BA, Wolverhampton; MSc, Keele; PGCE, Keele; EdD, University of Birmingham) is a part-time Research Fellow at the University of Southampton. Judith is working with the Research Team, Southampton Children’s Hospital and...

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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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Melissa Jogie, Dr

Senior Lecturer in Education Practice at University of Roehampton

Melissa is an Early Career Researcher in Education at the University of Roehampton, leading on an institution-wide initiative to develop a research and knowledge exchange culture and citizenship across staff and postgraduate students. In 2021 she...

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Aimee Quickfall, Dr

Head of Programmes & Associate Dean at Bishop Grosseteste 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...