Research Seminars


Please see the list below of upcoming research seminars at the University. If you would like to add any seminars to the list please send details to







Title: The university teacher educator; managing the job and maintaining a commitment to doctoral study


Karen McNicholl, PGCE PE Primary and Secondary course leader, Liverpool Hope Univeristy

This presentation will outline how I have managed my challenging roles and maintained a focus on my research, particularly in light of Ofsted’s imminent arrival in the summer term. My research area relates to supporting teacher wellbeing through exercise and practice interventions in school. I will discuss the research process, including the impact of support from with my supervisors and colleagues, the design of my research questions around trainees, teachers and pupils’ emergent needs and the use of my specialist trainees as co-researchers.


Title: Between ourselves: legal duties and ethical responsibilities

01/06/2017, Tuesday, 1200. iSpace.

Rowena Passey and Joanna Haynes

Dr Joanna Haynes is Associate Professor at Plymouth University Institute of Education, and has a long standing interest in teaching and researching controversial subjects. Dr Rowena Passey is a Research Fellow at Plymouth University.