Our group brings together researchers with an interest in policy and practice in the field of professional learning, educational leadership and inclusive education.

The group is a hub for the development of research-informed professional programmes at Manchester Metropolitan’s Faculty of Education. Our members work with practitioners and policy makers in primary and secondary education, further and higher education. Our research encompasses initial teacher education (pre-service), the early career phase and career-long professional learning.

The group’s research programme has five strands:

  1. research on policy;
  2. inclusive education for diverse learners;
  3. pedagogical innovation;
  4. educational leadership and management;
  5. educational assessment.

We welcome and maintain active collaborations with schools, colleges, local authorities, Teaching Schools and education consortia; and participate in regional, national and international networks to promote high quality research in and for teacher education and the wider education workforce.

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Our People

Convener: Professor Moira Hulme

Core members

Stephanie Ainsworth, Huw Bell, Tony Brown, Linda Hammersley-Fletcher, Chris Hanley, Moira Hulme, Emilee Rauschenberger, Harry Torrance.

Associate members

Dominic Griffiths, Ben Haines, Rob Hulme, Karen Meanwell, Peter Hick, Julie Scanlon, Anna Olsson Rost, Rachel Jackson-Marsden.

Research degree students

Usama Darwish, Georgia Hindle, Helen Ryan-Atkin.

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