School of Education

ESRC Funding at Nottingham

Over the past six years, the School of Education has been part of the Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, one of the largest postgraduate social science doctoral training centres in Europe.

Nottingham has joined forces with five other universities across the Midlands to form the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which will offer funding opportunities for UK and EU postgraduate students from October 2017. This includes tuition fee scholarships and money towards living expenses. A number of pathways are available at Nottingham, including Education.

Dr Madeline Hallewell, graduate 2013.

ESRC studentship holders in Education

Current ESRC studentship holders in Education are conducting research in the following areas:

  • Differential responses to bullying by 'tweenage' and 'teenage' girls
  • To what extent does the history curriculum promote a Culture of Peace?
  • Narrative Interrelation Theory and its Pedagogic Application with the School of English Studies
  • Academies and School Improvement: A Critical Study with the School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • Where are reception-aged children's rationales for the effects of different scientific theories? What could be done to improve this knowledge?
  • Investigating and developing culturally appropriate practices surrounding literacy homework for pupils in KS1. What do schools and parents believe, expect and do?
  • A comparative study of teacher professionalism in Sweden and England
  • A literacy ethnography of a small town from mother's perspectives
  • Act, affect, direct: development of socio-dramatic play in the Early Years classroom
  • The 'value' of vocational training: perspectives of adult women learners in English Further Education using a capability approach
  • Conceptualisation and psychometric measurement of well-being with the School of Medicine
  • An exploration of parental suffering and the helping relationship in children’s social care provision

Recent School of Education ESRC alumni

Graduated in 2015

Dr Jenette Clarke
Where the change is: Everyday interaction rituals of therapeutic communities (with the School of Sociology and Social Policy)
Currently Research Fellow, Nottingham University Business School.

Graduated in 2014

Dr Rebecca Coles
What counts in Education: An ethnography of Broadway, Nottingham.
Currently Research Fellow, Centre for Research in Arts, Creativity and Literacy (CRACL), School of Education, The University of Nottingham.

Dr Andy Coverdale
Digitally mediated doctoral practices, identities and agencies.

Dr Eulet Davy
Educating African heritage pupils in British schools: the case for a ore inclusive schooling system. 

Graduated in 2013

Dr Eleanor Brown
Transformative learning through non-formal developmental education: a comparative study of Britain and Spain.
Currently Lecturer in Education and Social Justice.

Dr Madeline Hallewell
Creatively re-mediating the integration of visual resources with spoken expositions during slideshows in psychology lectures.
Currently Research Fellow, Human Factors Research Group, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham.

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Graduated in 2012

Dr Janice Keane
Representations of Australian national identity in texts read by children living in the state of Victoria, 1900-1918.
Currently Research Associate, School of Education, The University of Nottingham.

Graduated in 2011

Dr Sarah Lewthwaite
Disability 2.0: Student dis/connections. A study of student experiences of disability and social networks on campus in higher education.
Currently Research Fellow, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton.

Dr Helen MacKenzie
Students' experiences of academic play within transitional space in higher education.

Dr Yang Yang
Social software supported children's education out of school: informality and transition of leaning (with the School of Psychology).

Graduated in 2010

Dr Simon Bailey
Producing ADHD: An ethnographic study of behavioural discourses of early childhood.
Currently Research Fellow, Manchester Business School.

Dr Lindsay Davies
Adult teaching and learning theory: A psychoanalytic investigation.
Currently Professional Development Consultant (Academic Practice), Centre for Professional Learning and Development..

Dr Jo McIntyre
Why they stayed: A study of the working lives of long serving teachers in inner city schools.
Currently Associate Professor and Director of Initial Teacher Education, School of Education, The University of Nottingham.



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