After several years working as a Key Stage Two teacher, I joined Manchester Met in 2008, as a senior lecturer, initially as part of the Initial Teacher Education programmes. I now mostly work on the Faculty’s masters courses, leading the Professional Development Programme – a suite of part-time masters courses for educational practitioners. My teaching focuses mainly on research methods and methodologies. I supervise a range of students across PDP and the EdD programme.
I completed my own EdD at Manchester Met in 2014 and before that, a Master of Arts in Teaching.
My research activity includes work aiming to explore the relationship between students' writing, masters study more generally, and professional development. My general research and theoretical interests include, but are not limited to; post-structuralism, feminism, new-materialism, practitioner research and writing as a form of enquiry.
The title of my doctoral thesis was; ‘Travelling Through Written Spaces: a nomadic enquiry into the writing of student teachers’.
Doctor of Education Manchester Metropolitan University (2008 - 2015)
Master of Arts Teaching Manchester Metropolitan University (2004 - 2007)
Bachelor of Education with QTS Manchester Metropolitan University (2000 - 2004)
MJ. Harrison (2019). Experimenting with data and analysis in researching the writing practices of student teachers. International Journal of Research & Method in Education. pp.1-12.
M. Harrison, C. Davies, S. Fox, H. Bell, C. Goodley, et al. (Un)teaching the ‘datafied student subject’: perspectives from an education-based masters in an English University. Teaching in Higher Education.
MJ. Harrison (2017). Implicated reading: a method for reflecting on practice. Reflective Practice. 18(3), pp.312-325.
Collaborative Action Research Network Conference, 25th – 27th October, 2018, Edge Hill University, Manchester, UK: ‘Deleuze-inspired action research in the university: Mobilising Deleuzo-Guattarian concepts to rethink the writing practices of student teachers.’
CELT Summer Conference, June 2016, MMU: ‘A critical exploration of the use of an online writing forum for developing professional practice.’
Summer Institute in Qualitative Research, July 6-10, 2015, MMU: ‘Experimenting with Data and Analysis in Researching the Writing Practices of Student Teachers.’
Eleventh International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, May 20-23, 2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: ‘Experimenting with Data and Analysis in Researching the Writing Practices of Student Teachers.’
CELT Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Lead investigator: ‘A critical exploration of the use of an online writing forum for developing professional practice.’