University Based Team Members
David Barton, Co-Director of LFLFE
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
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
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).
Ivanič's web page
Candice Satchwell, Researcher
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
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.
Richard Edwards, Co-Director of LFLFE
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
Gregory 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
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 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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