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ERN List of Researcher Interests

Name Department Email Project/Focus
Dr Elisabeth Arweck

Institute of Education: WRERU (Warwick Religions and Education Research Unit) Institute of Education

  • young people & religion
  • young people’s attitudes to religious diversity
  • young people & religion in educational contexts
  • curriculum content which encompasses ‘life skills’.


Heike Behle

Institute of Employment Research (IER)

Currently working on two education related projects:

Other research interests:

Ana Teresa Brito

CEDAR (Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Development and Research)

Professional development and teaching in early childhood; intervention and special education

Judith Carroll Psychology Reading and language development in children; developmental disorder
Mairi Ann Cullen CEDAR

David Davies


ETATMBA – global health education (maternal and child care) topics include leadership and values-based practice

IATL strategic project: Evaluation of the Values Exchange

Learning technologies
Global health education
Values-based practice

Rebecca Freeman Life Sciences

Student voice in higher education; use of technology in ?

Ann Jackson WMS, in the Education, Research and development team.

Interprofessional education.

Emma King


We currently have a proposal with the HEA for the following project: Engaging students in Formative Assessment: Establishing best practice for departmental wide implementation of personal response systems in STEM subjects.

Developing a strategy for evaluating the Moodle implementation across the institution.

My main area of interest is exploring perceptions and attitudes of staff towards technology enhanced learning, with a view to developing coherent and effective professional development opportunities.

David Lankshear Institute of Education: WRERU Teacher motivation; ‘burn out’; Church Attendance Survey; Church schools inspections
Sean Neill Institute of Education International project on RE; Classroom interaction
Penny Smith

Institute of Education

School governance and issues of democratic participation/professionalisation especially in light of Academies Act 2010 and other recent changes in educational policy; Gender and teachers; Teaching Schools.
Jo Trowsdale Institute of Education Creative and cultural education; emotional learning; Artists and education (drama etc); e-portfolio usage
Caroline White

CEI: Centre for Education and Industry

Exploring primary school perceptions of the official English curriculum; Work-related learning (official research interest with CEI)