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BERA Blog team welcomes two new editors

We are delighted to announce that the BERA Blog has welcomed two new editors to its editorial team. Denise Mifsud (University of Bath) and Kathryn Spicksley (Oxford Brookes University) have joined the existing team of Gerry Czerniawski (lead editor), Alison Fox, Rowena Passy and Barbara Skinner to support the blog and contribute to its ongoing success. Denise and Kathryn were appointed to the team through an open call advertised on the BERA website and through our newsletter and Twitter channels in the winter.

The BERA Blog was established in 2015 to provide research-informed content on key educational issues in an accessible manner. The aim is to produce and promote articles that attract policymakers, parents, teachers, educational leaders, members of school communities, politicians, and anyone who is interested in education today. Since its launch, the blog has received over 750,000 unique page views (UPVs) and in the last three years its annual UPVs have increased to 180,000. It reaches a large and growing audience both in the UK and beyond, across over 200 countries and territories.

The BERA Blog owes its success to the dedication, hard work and enthusiasm of its editorial team and its many authors, and BERA is excited to continue expanding the blog’s reach and impact with the appointment of both Denise and Kathryn. We warmly welcome them to the team and look forward to working with them.

New Blog Editors

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Denise Mifsud, Dr

Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, Management & Governance at University of Bath

Dr Denise Mifsud is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, Management and Governance at the University of Bath. She has many years of practitioner experience in education settings in both teaching and top-level leadership roles within the...

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Kathryn Spicksley, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Dr Kathryn Spicksley is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her postdoctoral project is concerned with developing a playful card game to improve dialogic mentoring between early career teachers and...