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Vivienne Baumfield, Professor

Professor of Professional Learning at University of Exeter

Vivienne Baumfield is Professor of Professional Learning in the Graduate School of Education and co-leader of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning. She is interested in the interaction of research, policy and practice when university-based researchers work with practitioners in the creation and translation of knowledge across contexts. This interest is linked to the wider issue of understanding the relationship between theory and practice in professional learning and is grounded in a perspective derived from pragmatism. Her teaching and research examines international perspectives on the professional development of teachers and the impact of school-university partnerships as communities of pedagogical inquiry.

Vivienne was co-opted onto BERA Council in 2016 and was Chair of BERA’s Publications Committee. She is the BERA President-Elect.

Vivienne Baumfield's contributions

International Women’s Day 2024

On #InternationalWomensDay, BERA is celebrating the incredible achievements and contributions of women in educational research. Read below for a selection of exciting BERA events, blogs and...

News7 Mar 2024

Expert Panel on Educational Research Funding

Expert Panel update BERA’s Expert Panel on educational research funding is continuing its work. Having had two meetings, the panel has revised its aims and also engaged a RA who is working with...

Ongoing project

BERA AGM 2023

BERA offers over £80,000 of awards and opportunities annually. This event will feature our first awards ceremony highlighting some of those winners and their work, as well as the achievements and...

Video8 Nov 2023

Education: The State of the Discipline

Since 2020, BERA has been running a large-scale initiative that aims to provide a clear, comprehensive account of the state of education as an academic discipline in universities; as a field of...

Past event26 Jun 2023In Person

BERA update and AGM 2022

BERA Members only - you will need to be logged in to see the register button The 47th BERA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually, via the BERA website, on Tuesday 15th November...

Past event15 Nov 2022Virtual

BERA update and AGM 2022

The 47th BERA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually, via the BERA website, on Tuesday 15th November 2022, 4:00pm-5:00pm. All members are invited to attend and registration is...

Video15 Nov 2022