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Tim Cain, Professor

Research Centre for Schools, Colleges and Teacher Education (SCaTE), Edge Hill University

Following a career in four secondary schools, Tim Cain taught on teacher education in several universities including Kingston University, Bath Spa University and the University of Southampton, before moving to Edge Hill University in 2011 as professor in education. Here, he directed the research centre for Schools, Colleges and Teacher Education (SCaTE), and taught research methods on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Tim’s PhD was a study of mentoring, under the supervision of Professor Helen Simons. His interests have shifted more recently to a concern with how teachers, particularly in schools, use research findings and collaborative research methods to develop their practice. His work in this area has appeared in Croatian, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, and Slovene publications, and he has given keynote addresses to international conferences in Belgium and Croatia.

Tim Cain's contributions