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Lancaster University





David Barton, Co-Director of LFLFE

David BartonDavid Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy. He is Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, which is a core partner in the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. One day he will have an interesting web-site, meanwhile.... David Barton's web page

He is interested in social aspects of literacy, especially in relation to adult literacy education.

Zoe Fowler, Researcher

Zoe FowlerZoe worked as a researcher throughout the LfLFE project. Her research interests include New Literacy Studies and theories of critical or powerful literacies; the relationships between policy and practice in education; and the written presentation of policy in official texts.

Zoe was awarded a PhD in 2005 which analysed the Skills for Life adult literacy strategy in England.

Prior to her research, she worked as an English teacher in both secondary schools and FE. She has also worked as a basic skills practitioner with homeless adults and an advice worker with the Citizens Advice Bureau in Scotland.

Roz Ivanič, Director of LFLFE

Roz IvanicFrom 1970 to 1985 Roz taught English language, literacy and study skills to children and adults in Devon, London and Stockton, California. She was director of the Language Support Unit at Kingsway-Princeton College of Further Education in London. She was a lecturer in adult literacy, language and learning at Garnett College for teachers in further and higher education before joining the staff at Lancaster in 1986.

Her publications include Writing and Identity: The discoursal construction of identity in academic writing (Benjamins 1998) and, with Romy Clark, The Politics of Writing (Routledge1997). She is co-editor with David Barton and Mary Hamilton of Worlds of Literacy (Multilingual Matters 1994) and Situated Literacies (Routledge 2000).

Roz Ivanič's web page

Candice Satchwell, Researcher

Candice Satchwell Candice worked on the LfLFE project as a researcher from September 2004. She also worked as a Senior Lecturer in English at Blackpool and The Fylde College. She completed a PhD in 1998 on Children's Concepts of Punctuation, which involved extensive observation in classrooms. She has also recently completed a research project at Blackpool and The Fylde College on the motivation of students on the English BA course (validated by Lancaster University) delivered at the college. She is particularly interested in the relationship between perceptions of students and teachers, and is keen to discover students' perspectives on their own learning.

Marie Ashman, Administrator

Marie Ashman is the project's full-time administrator working at Lancaster University.  She has previously worked as a journalist and as a tutor in Further Education. 


Stirling University



Richard Edwards, Co-Director of LFLFE

Richard EdwardsPrior to joining the University, Richard Edwards was Reader in Education (Lifelong Learning) at the Open University, UK, where he was involved in producing distance learning courses for those interested in post-compulsory education and training. He has researched and written extensively on many aspects of lifelong learning.

He is Director of the EdD programme at the University of Stirling and is a member of the Management Group of the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning. He is also Co-Director of “Literacies for Learning in Further Education”.


Greg Mannion, Co-Director of LFLFE

Greg MannionGregory Mannion (PhD) is a lecturer within the Institute of Education. His research interests include the sociological and spatial dimensions of schooling and learning; lifelong learning; citizenship; and post-16 education and training. Greg initially worked as a primary school teacher, in-service educator and part-time adult educator until 1996. He completed a doctorate at University of Stirling in 1999 on children's participation in changing school grounds and public play areas. His specialist interests in primary education included environmental education and education for sustainable development. Interests in post-compulsory education include school-college/training transitions and education for social inclusion. His current research looks at the connections between learning, identity and space through a case study of an arts centre where young people's participation in the change and development is given a high profile.


Kate Miller, Researcher

Kate MillerKate Miller worked as a half time Research Fellow in the Institute of Education. As well as being involved in the LfLFE project, she worked as a researcher on a TLRP thematic seminar series ‘contexts, communities, networks: Mobilising learners’ resources and relationships in different domains’.

Kate has also been an associate lecturer with the Open University’s Widening Participation Centre. She has been tutoring on introductory courses in the Social sciences for two years. Kate has also taught anthropology and sociolinguistics courses whilst studying for her PhD in Bilingual Education in Catalonia. Her publications include: Miller, K & Miller, H. Language Policy and Identity: The Case of Catalonia, Journal of International Studies in Sociology of Education, 6, No. 1, (1996), p.113-128. Kate’s research interests are Bilingual education policy, literacy practices in teaching and learning.


June Smith, Researcher

June SmithJune Smith worked as a full-time researcher throughout the LfLFE project. Prior to this June has been a teacher in Further Education since 1981. June's MA thesis provided the pilot for the LfLFE project. June's main interests were in developing collaborative work between Further Education and Higher Education, the literacy demands of assessment, and Scottish Education policy for Further Education.


Margaret Tooey, Administrator

Margaret Tooey is a full-time member of staff at Stirling University and although her time is divided between administering the Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Master of Research in Educational Research programmes and the LfLFE project, the majority of her time is spent on the LfLFE project.   Margaret has a wide experience in administration within various private sector organisations as well as the public sector.

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