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Aileen Kennedy, Professor

Professor of Teacher Education at University of Glasgow

Aileen is Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Glasgow. Her research focuses on how teachers learn, and the policy context within which that learning happens. This work enables her to conceptualise and explain the powers that influence teacher professional learning, exploring pedagogies for teacher learning that support a transformative and socially just orientation. Her teaching and curriculum development work focus on supporting teachers to learn in ways that embrace and support a diverse pupil population. She is co-Principal Investigator of the ‘Measuring Quality in Initial Teacher Education’ project (, Managing Editor of Professional Development in Education (@PDiEJournal), and co-convener of the Scottish Educational Research Association’s Teacher Education Network.

Aileen Kennedy's contributions