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Research Fellow, Faculty of Social Sciences
Georgina is an Associate Tutor on the MA Ed and MA ELM whereby she supervises students across a number of modules, inclusive of Planning Educational Research, Issues in Educational Leadership, and… read more
Georgina is currently working on two research projects:
- EQuaLLS (Equity and Quality in Local Learning Systems), with Prof Toby Greany, Prof Andy Noyes, Dr Cath Gripton (UoN) and Dr Tom Cowhitt (Uni of Glasgow). 2021-2023. Funded by Wellcome Trust. See www.equalls.uk
- Evaluation of the WELL (Western Excellence in Learning and Leadership) programme, with Prof Toby Greany Dr Mike Adkins (UoN) and Phllippa Cordingley/Bart Crisp (CUREE). 2021-2024. Funder Cumbria County Council.
Georgina is an Associate Tutor on the MA Ed and MA ELM whereby she supervises students across a number of modules, inclusive of Planning Educational Research, Issues in Educational Leadership, and final dissertations.
Prior to joining the University of Nottingham Georgina has taught on an MA in Education, mostly related to planning and undertaking action research, and a BA in Early Education (Uni of Greenwich).
Georgina's PhD research (University of Greenwich utilised a multiple case study approach to explore how research activity is being undertaken and managed within Teaching School Alliances and Multi-Academy Trusts. The study responds to a specific period within the English education system where the Government has attempted to implement an evidence-based self-improving 'schools-led education system' (e.g. DfE, 2010). The study addresses gaps in the literature concerning limited knowledge about how much teacher researchers understand about research, the methods being used, and how they are addressing ethical considerations. Overall it was found that research in these institutions was mostly collaborative in nature with a preference for statistical outcomes and a top-down management approach. Participants had a limited understanding of research methods and ethical considerations and it was suggested that this was a training need.
Georgina has also worked as a research intern for Canterbury Christ Church University, exploring the impact of a Forest School intervention on KS2 pupils.
Georgina is currently exploring the concept of middle leadership within Multi Academy Trusts.
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