Ros McLellan taught psychology and mathematics in the secondary schooling sector for a number of years before joining the Faculty. Her background is in psychology and she is a graduate member of the British Psychology Society. She has always been interested in student motivation and her Masters and Doctoral projects were in this area. In recent years, she has also worked on a number of projects focusing not only on achievement motivation but also on student wellbeing, mathematics anxiety, and creativity.
Ros enjoys working collaboratively with schools to develop and refine strategies that make a real difference to teaching and learning in the classroom and is interested in teacher learning. She coordinates the long-standing SUPER network which is a partnership between the Faculty of Education and local schools that conducts research together that mutually benefits all partners. This work has lead to collaboration with a network of schools in Kazakhstan where colleagues from the SUPER network helped to foster teachers’ professional learning. Other partnership work in Kazakhstan involved a capacity-building research project focusing on student wellbeing.
Ros is currently a British Educational Research Association Council member on BERA’s Publications Committee and is co-convenor of the European Educational Research Association Network 8: Health Education.