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Dr. Claire Tyson and Emma Taylor - 'Inhabiting the Third Space as a Teacher Researcher'.

See below an in-depth discussion between between Dr. Claire Tyson and Emma Taylor about their own personal approaches to professionally developing their teacher-researcher roles and how it fits within the 10 arches outlined in Carol Gray’s 'bridge model'.

Works Cited:

  • Gray, C. (2013) Bridging the teacher/researcher divide: Master’s-level work in initial teacher education. European Journal of Teacher Education. 36(1), p. 24-38.
  • Johnson R.B., and A.J. Onwuegbuzie (2004) Mixed Methods Research: A Research Paradigm Whose Time Has Come. Educational Researcher. 33(7),p. 14-26.
  • Parsons, S. (2021) The importance of collaboration for knowledge co-construction in ‘close-to-practice’ research. British Educational Research Journal. 47(6), p.1490-1499.
  • LeFrançois, B.A . and V. Coppock (2014). Psychiatrised children and their rights: Starting the conversation. Children & Society. 28(3), p.165-171.

Further Reading:

University College School (UCS) Research Review #1Link opens in a new window

Chartered College of Teaching Impact JournalLink opens in a new window

Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) - Effective Professional Development: Guidance ReportLink opens in a new window

BERA - Teacher Education and Development SIG (Special Interest Group)Link opens in a new window

BERA - 'Do It Yourself' Professional Development (DIY PD) by Richard HolmeLink opens in a new window

BERA - The professional developmental needs of higher education-based teacher educators by Ann MacPhailLink opens in a new window

BERA - Training and/or Learning and Development which is key for quality in teaching by Christine ChallenLink opens in a new window

Dr. Claire Tyson

‘The Role of a Teacher Researcher’ Workshop


We proudly welcomed Claire onto campus to discuss with the 2022/23 teacher-researchers the barriers and facilitators to developing a Teacher Researcher role.

Dr. Tyson

Dr. Tyson speaking