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Kathryn Spicksley, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Birmingham

Dr Kathryn Spicksley is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her postdoctoral project is concerned with developing a playful card game to improve dialogic mentoring between early career teachers and their mentors.

Kathryn's PhD, titled New Faces and Changing Places: Discourse, identity and early-career primary teachers in post-2010 Multi-Academy Trusts, explored the relationship between post-2010 education policy and Early Career Teacher professional identity. It won the BERA Doctoral Thesis Prize in 2022.

Kathryn is currently an editor of the BERA Blog.

Kathryn Spicksley's contributions

Early Career Researcher Career Development Fellowship

Closes 1 Aug 2024

The Fellowship is a flexible package of benefits intended to support ECRs in the first three years following completion of their doctorate, focusing in particular on those who are insecurely and...


BERA Doctoral Thesis Award

Every year BERA recognises academic excellence and rigour in research by a Doctoral student. This underscores BERA’s commitment to championing educational research, and celebrating and recognise...



The ECR Journey: From inspiration to impact

This ECR Conference celebrated the journey of “becoming” an educational researcher. It was an opportunity to celebrate and disseminate small and big successes in ECRs’ journey from research...

The ECR Journey: From inspiration to impact

Past event24 May 2023In Person

BERA Blog team welcomes two new editors

We are delighted to announce that the BERA Blog has welcomed two new editors to its editorial team. Denise Mifsud (University of Bath) and Kathryn Spicksley (Oxford Brookes University) have joined...

News14 Apr 2023