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.
Curriculum, pedagogy, learning theory, education policy, practitioner inquiry
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
BAILEY, M. and THOMPSON, P., 2009. Developments in study support in Derby City schools from 2004 to 2007: an independent evaluation: an independent evaluation