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Diana Burton, Professor

Professor of Education at University of Wolverhampton

Diana Burton is an established researcher and former Pro-Vice Chancellor with extensive University leadership experience. Diana held senior leadership posts in 3 institutions, including as Head of Education at MMU, Dean of Education at LJMU and later Pro-Vice Chancellor. In 2013 Diana joined UOW part-time to lead education research. She enjoys working with colleagues and students to support their research endeavours.

Diana has a Masters in Educational Psychology and a PhD in Cognitive Style and Differentiated Learning and is the author of over 100 publications including over 50 peer-reviewed articles and conference papers, 8 books and 19 chapters. A 4th edition of the leading text for education studies students which Diana co-authors with Professor Steve Bartlett, ‘Introduction to Education Studies’, will be published by Sage in March 2016. Her research interests include teacher education, children’s learning, education policy and practitioner enquiry.

Diana has held professorships at LJMU and Wolverhampton and is an active member of the British Education Research Association. She has held committee posts at national and regional level in a number of organisations, including as chair of a large FE College and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and of the Royal Society for the Arts. Diana sits on BERA’s Finance & Operations Committee, as well as chairing BERA’s Risk and Audit Assessment Committee.

Diana Burton's contributions

Risk Assessment & Audit Committee

The BERA Risk Register is reviewed by the Risk Assessment and Audit Committee (RAAC) twice a year. RAAC acts as an independent and objective body, monitoring and assessing the risk to the...

Finance & Operations Committee

The role of the Finance & Operations Committee is to: Ensure that the financial basis upon which BERA operates is secure; Ensure that the principles and practices of employment we offer to...