I am currently investigating the possibilities and practicalities of research engagement in the teaching profession for my PhD at Liverpool John Moores University. Prior to this, I taught English in the secondary sector for six years, pursuing a Master’s of Education during my final 18 months of my teaching career. I am, therefore, interested in practitioner research, particularly as I have had first-hand experience of the benefits and pitfalls of researching one’s own practice.
For my undergraduate degree, I read English and Classical Literature at the University of Leeds from 2005 to 2008. I then received a distinction in my Post-graduate Diploma of Education (secondary) from the University of Glasgow and began my teaching career on the small Hebridean Isle of Barra. Relocating to Salford in 2010, I developed an interest in the cultural enrichment of my students from disadvantaged backgrounds, which became the focus of my MEd dissertation.
My interest in the research engagement of classroom teachers aligns with the new Chartered College of Teaching, of which I am a professional affiliate member and Lead Advocate for the Greater Manchester area. I am also a member of the British Educational Research Association.
Recent Publications & Other Research Outputs:
Jackson, R. (2015) The Impact of Curriculum Enhancement on Pupil Aspirations: Classics and Outside School Learning. Winchester: University of Winchester [online] URL http://wp.me/p4641M-7A created when uploaded to website (accessed 25/07/17)
Jackson, R. (21st June 2016). Research in the Teaching Profession. LJMU’s Faculty of Education, Health and Community Festival of Research 2016. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. https://prezi.com/mylooabgda93/research-in-the-teaching-profession/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy (accessed 25/07/17)
Jackson, R. (30th June 2016). Teachers as Students. British Education Studies Annual Conference 2016. University of Wolverhampton, Telford. 28th to 30th June 2016. https://prezi.com/svy7zzlkpqmm/teachers-as-students/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy (accessed 25/07/17)
Jackson, R. (13th July 2016). Teacher Research Literacy. LJMU Research Café V. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. https://prezi.com/ncyezezkyxbr/research-cafe-july-2016/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy (accessed 25/07/17)
Jackson, R. (September 2016). Understanding Practitioner Research by Researching Practitioners. British Educational Research Association Annual Conference 2016, University of Leeds, Leeds. 13th to 15th September 2016.
Jackson, R. (8th June 2017). The ‘Snakes and Ladders’ of Practitioner Research. LJMU’s Faculty of Education, Health and Community Festival of Research 2017. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. http://prezi.com/hll_xyonoy1r/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share (accessed 25/07/17)
Jackson, R. (15th June 2017). Research Engagement 101. LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2017. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool. 14th to 15th June 2017