Professor Elaine Hall joined Northumbria School of Law as a reader in legal education research in October 2013. She was previously lecturer in research methods at Newcastle University where she was a member of the Centre for Learning and Teaching. Her research career has spanned 20 years and more than 30 funded projects. This research has been directed towards the experience of teaching and learning from the early years to old age, as curriculum-specific, metacognitive and professional practices. The diversity of context has produced a unifying theory of pedagogic enquiry, which focuses on the intent of the researcher, the power of research and pedagogic tools and the critical engagement of research networks.