Rebekah Ackroyd is the Early Career Researcher Network Regional Rep for the North of England.
Rebekah is a lecturer in education at the University of Cumbria working on postgraduate provision. Her PhD research examined how teachers of Religious Education (RE) construct and promote mutual respect and tolerance. More widely, her research interests include values education, fundamental British values, democracy in education and conflict resolution.
Her current research project examines children and their families ideas on land use.
Before starting her PhD, Rebekah worked as a teacher of RE in the UK and as a learning assistant in a democratic German free school (Freischule). She is currently a primary school governor. As a result, Rebekah is interested in how educational experiences vary between different contexts and enjoys learning about different approaches to education and home education.
As an ECR, Rebekah is keen to encourage greater collaboration and support between ECRs.