Stefanie joined the School of Education in 2003 and is currently Deputy Head of School and the Director of Initial Teacher Education.
Having taught mathematics in middle and secondary schools, Stefanie spent several years as a consultant and INSET provider working with primary and secondary teachers nationally and internationally and writing and reviewing teaching and learning materials for teachers of mathematics before joining the School of Education.
Having led the maths team for several years, Stefanie became the Secondary PGCE Course Leader in 2011 and has been the Director of Initial Teacher Education since September 2016. Stefanie has led on a variety of innovations across the partnership including developing our Primary PGCE programme and our Postgraduate Certificate in Mentoring Beginning Teachers.
Stef is Chair Elect of UCET and a member of ATM, AMET, BSRLM and BERA.
In 2010 and 2022 Stefanie was awarded the Lord Dearing Award for Teaching and Learning.
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Stefanie's main area of research interest is initial teacher education and the design of effective ITE programmes and pedagogies.
Stefanie is particularly interested in: exploring how to develop beginning teachers' knowledge, skills and attitudes; the development of professional identity in the ITE year; mentoring and coaching beginning teachers; exploring ways of enabling teachers to use video stimulated recall to enter into a professional development dialogue that has a direct impact on their classroom teaching.
SULLIVAN, S. and MCINTYRE, J., 2019. The ABC of beginning teacher resilience - through the lens of teacher educators In: BERA.
SULLIVAN, S. and KNIGHT, R., 2019. Investigating beginning teachers’ perceptions of the value, purpose and function of an innovative framework to articulate their ITE journey In: BERA.
SULLIVAN, S., 2016. Responding to Diversity. In: CAPEL, S., LEASK, M. AND YOUNIE, S., ed., Learning to Teach in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience, 7th Edition Routledge.
SULLIVAN, S., 2015. The role of the university in enabling beginning teachers to survive and thrive In: UCET.