Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)

10th Annual Teacher Researcher Conference

CTLR hosted the 10th Annual Teacher Researcher Conference on Saturday 12 June 2021.

For the first time, presentations included postgraduate students from our Education MA courses (full and part-time) alongside those of PhD researchers based in the School of Education and Social Work. We also broke new ground in co-hosting the event with the Centre for International Education (CIE).

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the event was held online and attracted a highly engaged audience of nearly 40. Proceedings got underway with a keynote presentation delivered by Professor Emerita Judy Sebba of the Rees Centre for Research at the University of Oxford. Judy's talk focused on an evaluation being funded by the Alex Timpson Trust  into  Attachment and Trauma training in schools across England. 

Judy Sebba

Keynote Presenter: Professor Emerita Judy Sebba

In 2012, Judy set up the Rees Centre for Research at the University of Oxford which focuses on the education and social care of children in care and children in need. Prior to this, Judy was a Professor of Education at the University of Sussex. Judy's previous research includes the Nuffield Foundation-funded Educational progress of children in care and a large-scale randomised control trial of paired reading with foster carers (in collaboration with Queens University, Belfast). Funded by the Alex Timpson Trust, the Centre is also evaluating Attachment and Trauma training in schools across England. Judy was awarded an OBE in 2018.


Following the keynote presentation, we broke into five smaller themed groups, enabling our MA practitioner-researchers and doctoral researchers to share their research-in-progress. The event ended with a plenary session that enabled us to reflect on the value, richness and diversity of the presentations shared and to reaffirm our collective commitment to better understanding the important work that teachers do.

Teacher Development

Alejandro FarietaNew Policy Regulations for ITE Programs in Colombia: Alejandro Farieta






Jane Sedgewick


Tracing the Connections: Jane Sedgewick





Teacher Professional Learning in the United Arab Emirates: Ramona Saraoru

Ramona Saraoru

Primary Education

Laura BoydTeachers' Perceptions of the Primary History Curriculum: Laura Boyd

Learner-Centred Pedagogy: Motivation, Engagement and Collaborative Learning

Mike LambertMotivating Learners to Continue Studying Languages at PGCE: Mike Lambert

Mohamed Osman







Is Learner-centred Pedagogy Working in the Federal Republic? Mohamed Osman







Multiple Perspectives on Reading for Pleasure: Debbie Upchurch

Fostering Collaborative Reading Pedagogies: Theresa Gooda

Special Educational Needs, Social Disadvantage and Engagement

Ali CohenExploring Experiences of Teacher-Parents of Children with SEND: Ali Cohen





Megan Ennion



Investigating Growth Mindset: Megan Ennion






Mike Holland 

Exploring Engagement Gaps in KS3 Maths: Mike Holland


Exploring Professional Perspectives and the Role of Teacher Research Groups: Leah Nimz

Leah Nimz

Disrupted Education

Donna ComerfordThe Nature of Education in Climate Disrupted Displacement in Fiji: Donna Comerford

Charlotte Handford







Investigating Online Peer Collaboration KS5: Charlotte Handford

For more information about this event, please contact CTLR Associate Sue Pinnick.