Meet LSRI’s faculty and students. Together we strive for a rich and interdisciplinary understanding of learning.


Our StaffResearch Interests
Shaaron Ainsworth Representational learning; Technology Enhanced Learning
Charlie Davis Pedagogies of story telling and discomfort, Working class academics
Pryce DavisLearning in informal settings; sense-making in the public engagement of science
Tony FisherDesign of ICT for learning, and teacher professional development
Jane MedwellHomework, handwriting and composition in primary schools; primary education in International Schools
Mary OliverScience education, engagement and learning
Sarah SpeightTeaching and learning in higher education; online learning
Denise SweeneyLearning and teaching in higher education; learning design
Freydis Vogel Collaborative learning in small groups; teacher education
Jonathan HallsPrimary science education; early years education

Honorary Professors

Our Associates 
Charles CrookUniversity of Nottingham
Colin Harrison University of Nottingham
Katharina Scheiter,University of Tübingen and Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien
Mike StieffUniversity of Illinois at Chicago
Wouter Van JoolingenFreudenthal Institute, Utrecht University

Current Phd and EdD students

StudentThesis Topic
Caroline AndersonThe experiences of university students with differing epistemic beliefs in response to an intervention designed to support them in constructing arguments from multiple online documents?
Gemma RolfePrimary Computing Three Years On: How can we change the teaching of computational thinking within a primary school?
Karen PinneyUsing Rubrics to Support the Development of Self-Regulated Learning for First Year Undergraduate Tourism Students
Jiahong LiaoTeaching of Chinese characters in the UK
Rachael Lehner-MearHomework and mothering
Peiyu WangAnonymity in multi-cultural classroom discussions
Yohan RubiyantoroEarly Years professional development in Indonesia
Yan LongFathers in early years education in China
Emma StringfellowProfessional Vision in fMRI interpretation

Some of our graduated doctoral students and their topics can be found here