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Julie McAdam, Dr

Ms at University of Glasgow

Julie McAdam is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow in Language and Literacies. She has developed teacher education programmes in Scotland and the Middle East, emphasising inclusive and culturally relevant pedagogy to promote learning in diverse contexts. She has published on threshold concepts in becoming a teacher. Over the past ten years, she has researched the role played by children’s literature in supporting teachers/mediators working in precarious contexts. Her work is connected to the use of critical hope and multimodal storytelling in the creation of transformative narratives, which can be used to challenge prevalent negative discourses and recount positive stories connected to identity, language and migration. She is currently interested in transmedia and Virtual Reality narratives.
Julie is an active member of the Scottish Educational Research Association Executive and a trustee of the charity. She was treasurer (2016-2021), vice president (2022-2023) and current president (2023-2025).

Julie McAdam's contributions