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Annabel Watson, Dr

Associate Professor in Language and Literacy Education at University of Exeter

I am a Senior Lecturer researching writing development, and teaching across MA and initial teacher education programmes. I also supervise several doctoral students working in writing pedagogy, language education and technology.

My research focuses primarily on the teaching of writing. As a member of the Centre for Research in Writing, I investigate the role of knowledge about language in writing development, declarative and procedural knowledge, and classroom dialogue and writing. I have also worked on projects considering teacher beliefs and agency, particularly in relation to grammar, selection of literary texts, and the teaching of English online during the Covid lockdowns.
I have been a BERA SIG convenor for English in Education. Prior to working at Exeter, I taught English and Media Studies in schools in Greater London and the South West.

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