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Mary Bailey

Director of Education and Student Experience, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Mary Bailey is Director of Education and Student Experience and Senior Tutor in the School of Education. She teaches on the MA in Education face to face programme and the MA in Education (Flexible) online programme, and on the PGCE International course (Peru cohort). She also supervises research students working PhD and EdD degrees in areas related to her teaching and research interests.

Mary has published in the areas of study support, teacher development, partnerships in teacher education and literacy. She was also a member of the University of Nottingham teams for the following independent evaluations: NCET Multimedia Portables for Teachers Pilot, Boots Books for Babies, MLA Literature Matters, Derby City Study Support. With Dr Jane Evison, she received a British Council English Language Teaching Research Partnership Award: Subject teachers' attitudes to English in their online postgraduate studies and in their teaching. She is a member of the Centre for International Education Research (CIER).

Before joining the university she taught English and media studies in comprehensive schools in London, Leicester and Nottinghamshire, in her last post as a Head of English. She has also tutored for the Open University in education and in cognitive psychology.

She is currently interested in teacher development in different contexts and the ways in which teachers and teacher educators work with policy initiatives.

Mary is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching Interests

Curriculum, pedagogy, learning theory, education policy, practitioner inquiry

Research Summary

Her research interests include:

  • teacher education and teacher development, including Masters-level professional development
  • mentoring of beginning teachers
  • education policy initiatives, particularly those that involve partnerships in different forms

Selected Publications

Mary is a member of the Centre for International Education Research. Her research supervision areas include:

  • teacher education and professional development in different contexts (including internationally and online)
  • education policy
  • secondary school English and media curriculum and pedagogy

Research proposals: please email Mary if you would like to discuss the appropriateness of your research topic.

  • BAILEY, M. and SORENSEN, P., 2014. Reclaiming the Ground of Masters Education for Teachers: lessons to be learned from a case study of the East Midlands Masters in Teaching and Learning. In: LINDA LA VELLE, ed., Masterliness in the Teaching Profession Routledge.
  • BAILEY, M. and SORENSEN, P., 2013. Reclaiming the ground of master’s education for teachers: lessons to be learned from a case study of the East Midlands Masters in Teaching and Learning Journal of Education for Teaching: international research and pedagogy. 39(1), 39-59
  • BAILEY, M., 2012. Low-profile policy: the case of study support in education policy ensembles in England Journal of Education Policy. 27(4), 555-572
  • BAILEY, M. and THOMPSON, P., 2009. Developments in study support in Derby City schools from 2004 to 2007: an independent evaluation: an independent evaluation
  • BAILEY, M. and THOMPSON, P., 2008. "It makes you feel a bit more free": interpreting students' views of study support Educational Review. 60(3), 283-297
  • BAILEY, M., HALL, C. and GAMBLE, N., 2007. Promoting school libraries and schools library services: problems and partnerships English in Education. 41(2), 71-85
  • HALL, C.J., BAILEY, M., GAMBLE, N. and YATES, S., 2006. Evaluation Report on the implementation of the 'Literature Matters' policy in England
  • YOUENS, B. and BAILEY, M., 2004. The impact of quality assurance on mentor training in initial teacher education partnerships: a UK perspective. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba. Available at: <http://www.umanitoba.ca/publications/cjeap/pdf%20files/youens_bailey.pdf>
  • BAILEY, M., THOMPSON, P. and HARRISON, C., 2004. Out of lesson time learning in Derby: an independent evaluation
  • BAILEY, M., THOMPSON, P. and HARRISON, C., 2004. Out of lesson time learning in Derby: an independent evaluation
  • BAILEY, M., 2003. The United Kingdom's Boots Books for Babies Project: a case study.. In: DEBRUIN-PARECKI, A. and KROL-SINCLAIR, B., eds., Family literacy: from theory to practice. Newark, Del.: International Reading Association. 202-226
  • BAILEY, M., 2003. What Does Research Tell Us About How We Should Be Developing Written Composition?. In: The RouteledgeFalmer Reader in Language and Literacy 277-288
  • BAILEY, M., HARRISON, C. and BROOKS, G., 2002. The Boots Books for Babies project: impact on library registrations and book loans Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. 2(1), 45-63
  • BAILEY, M., 2002. What does research tell us about how we should develop written composition?. In: Raising Standards in Literacy Routledge, London and New York. 23-37
  • PHILLIPS, R., BAILEY, M., FISHER, T. and HARRISON, C., 1999. Questioning teachers about their use of portable computers Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning. VOL 15(NUMBER 2), 149-161
  • HARRISON, C., YOUNGMAN, B.M., BAILEY, M., FISHER, A.M., PHILLIPS, R.J. and RESTORICK, J., 1998. Multimedia Portables for Teachers Pilot: Project Report
  • BAILEY, M., HARRISON, C., YOUNGMAN, B.M., FISHER, A.M. and RESTORICK, J., 1998. Multimedia Portables for Teachers Pilot - Project Report
  • BAILEY, M. and HALL, C.J., 1998. Critical Reading at Post 16: Wuthering Heights
  • BAILEY, M. and HALL, C.J., 1998. Critical Reading at Post 16: Beloved
  • BAILEY, MARY, 1960-, HALL, CHRISTINE, 1951- and NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH, 1998. Beloved, by Toni Morrison : a post-16 study guide / written and devised by Mary Bailey and Christine Hall Sheffield : NATE, 1998.
  • BAILEY, M., 1998. Responsive reading assessment: is postmodern assessment of reading possible?. In: Assessing Reading 1: Theory and Practice Routledge, London and New York. 1-20
  • BAILEY, M., 1998. Responsive assessment of reading: seeking evidence on reading attainment from students. In: Assessing Reading 2: Changing Practice in Classrooms Routledge, London and New York. 101-122
  • HARRISON, C., YOUNGMAN, B.M., BAILEY, M., FISHER, A.M., PHILLIPS, R.J. and RESTORICK, J., 1997. NCET Multimedia Portables for Teachers Pilot Evaluation Report

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