Members of the Centre for Research in Professional Learning (CRPL) share an interest in comparing and contrasting learning within and across different professional contexts.
Our research focuses on understanding the relationship between formal and informal learning throughout professional careers, but particularly at key transition points, with a view to improving outcomes. In particular, the interplay of theory and practice in decision making, the exercise of judgement in the uncertain and complex situations characteristic of professional work across disciplines, and the boundaries around professional work (including work/life balance) are of interest to us.
The Centre for Research in Professional Learning seeks to develop innovative approaches to professional learning and support and promote partnerships to maximise value.
Who we are
Staff affiliated to the Centre for Research in Professional Learning, include some based in University units beyond the Graduate School of Education. Staff from other units across the University and external affiliates are welcome. Please contact Vivienne Baumfield or Karen Mattick for further details.
|Professor Vivienne Baumfield||Centre lead|
|Professor Karen Mattick||Centre lead|
|Dr Alexandra Allan||Core member|
|Dr Jonathan Doney||Core member|
|Sue Burkill||Core member|
|Dr Sarah Dyer||Core member|
|Helen Foster Collins||Core member|
|Giles Freathy||Core member|
|Professor David Hall||Core member|
|Professor Rob Freathy||
Associate Dean (Education), College of Social Sciences and International Studies
|Dr Hazel Lawson||
Associate Professor in Special and Inclusive Education
|Dr Eric Lybeck||Manchester Institute of Education|
|Laura Webb||Teaching School Manager, Jurassic Coast Teaching Schools' Alliance|
|Dr Anna Mountford-Zimdars||Associate Professor, Director of the Centre for Social Mobility|