Anne Chappell

Summary

Lecturer in Education/Director of Teaching and Learning

Room: HALB 104

Email: anne.chappell@brunel.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1895 266497

Anne Chappell is the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Department of Education. Anne has been at Brunel University London in the Department of Education since 2004 and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes, including Initial Teacher Education. Prior to this she worked in several secondary schools in London and the South-East of England with roles including Head of Year and Head of Physical Education. She studied Education, Physical Education and Science at West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, before completing a Master’s in Education at the University of Southampton and a PhD at Brunel University London. Her research interests are in education, policy, professionals, narrative methodologies and ethical exploration and representation. She is currently undertaking research with Undergraduate students; Newly and Recently Qualified Teachers; and is the university coordinator for the EU funded “Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence: Training for Sustainable Student Services (USVSV)” project.



Responsibilities

University Roles

  • Director of teaching and learning in the Department of Education;
  • Exams convenor in the Department of Education;
  • Leader for ‘Professional Formation’ research cluster in the College of Business, Arts and Social Science;
  • Coordinator for “Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence: Training for Sustainable Student Services (USVSV)” at Brunel University London.

University Responsibilities and Committee Membership

  • Academic Practice and Professional Excellence Recognition Panel member (BEEC);
  • College Education Committee member;
  • Digital Assessment Working Group member;
  • Education Enhancement Committee member;
  • Gender Mentoring Scheme mentor;
  • Mitigating Circumstances Working Group member;
  • Qualitative Research Methods PGR Workshop Series convener;
  • Safeguarding Officer;
  • Safeguarding, Children and Vulnerable Groups Committee member;
  • Senate elected member;
  • YourView Steering Group member.

External Roles

  • University of Limerick: External Examiner for BSc Physical Education;
  • Kingston University London: External Examiner for PGCE Secondary Humanities and Physical Education;
  • British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group convenor;
  • Association for Physical Education (afPE) Research Committee;
  • Reviewer for Gender and Education, European Physical Education Review and Physical Education Matters.

Professional Memberships/Networks

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA);
  • British Sociological Association (BSA);
  • BSA Auto/Biography Study Group (BSA A/B);
  • Centre for Narrative Research (CNR);
  • Association for Physical Education (afPE);
  • Gender and Education Association (GEA);
  • British Education Research Association (BERA);
  • Universities Against Gender Based Violence network (UAGBV);
  • London Physical Education Teacher Education Forum.

External Projects

  • Ministry of Education in Cyprus: enhance of the delivery of Physical Education through a continuing professional development programme for 180 generalist primary school teachers in Cyprus (2004-2005).


Membership and affiliation

Professional Memberships/Networks

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Research

Research interests

Research Interests

Anne’s research interests are in education, policy, professionals, narrative methodologies and ethical exploration and representation. She has a particular interest in resistance.

Current Research

1. Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence: Training for Sustainable Student Services (USVSV) (Co-I: £148,236: co-funded by the European Commission’s DG Justice, Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (DAPHNE), 2016-2018, JUST/2014/RDAP/AG/VICT/7401):

This is an evaluation of a programme developed as part of the project to support Brunel University London staff to offer an effective ‘first response’ to disclosures of sexual violence. The project is taking place across 7 European countries (http://usvreact.eu/; #USVReact).

2. Successful students: exploring the factors that encourage and enable widening participation students to stay the course (PI £14,717: funded by the Access and Student Success Fund, 2016-2017):

This project focuses on what encourages and enables WP students to stay at university and complete their studies to provide a fuller and more judicious understanding of WP and the student experience. Focusing on the everyday experiences of level 3 WP students at Brunel, this project uses a creative and interactive methodology with students as stakeholders.

3. Professional Learning: Teachers’ Experiences (2015-2018):

This project is exploring the way in which teachers at different career stages experience their professional roles, the meaning they attribute to the experiences, their responses to policy, and the impact on their lives and work.

Research Clusters

Leader for ‘Professional Formation’ research cluster in the College of Business, Arts and Social Science;

Member of ‘Transcultures-Survival’ research cluster in the College of Business, Arts and Social Science

Previous Research

Professional Learning: Teachers’ Narratives of Experience (2014):

Doctoral research focussed on the ways in which teachers narrate and make meaning of their professional experiences, with consideration of the dilemmas associated with the research process including data collection, analysis and representation.

An exploration of black and minority ethnic students’ experiences of physical education teacher education led by Leeds Metropolitan University (£2000 funded by a Recruitment and Retention Challenge Grant from the Training and Development Agency (TDA), 2008 to 2009).

Research Groups

 

Research group(s)

Conferences

International Conferences

  • Chappell, A. and Ludhra, G. (2016) Messy’ and entangled research, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, Friends House, London, 16th December 2016.
  • Chappell, A. (2016) Thinking differently about continuing professional development: teachers’ narratives of professional learning, presentation at the European Conference on Educational Research, University College Dublin, Ireland, 23rd-26th August 2016.
  • Chappell, A. (2016) Insider research: it’s all about me?, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, Wolfson College Oxford, 15th-17th July 2016.
  • Chappell, A. (2015) Learning about personal lives through a narrative exploration of professional lives, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, Dartington Hall 16th-18th July 2015.
  • Chappell, A. (2014) Making their way: teachers as policy subjects-policy actors, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, The British Library, 12th December 2014.
  • Chappell, A. and Ludhra, G. (2013) Images of the self: ethics of voice and re-presentation in narrative research, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, La Caixa Forum, Barcelona, 12th July 2013.
  • Abbott, J., Byrne, J., Chappell, A., Ludhra, G., Martin, V. and Stanley, K. (2013) Hairstories: images and tangled narratives in weaving identity, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, La Caixa Forum, Barcelona, 11th July 2013.
  • Chappell, A., Ernest, P., Ludhra, G. and Mendick, H. (2012) Whose voice? Exploring the ethics of psychosocial research, presentation at the 5th Psychosocial Conference, Institute of Education, 17th December 2012.
  • Chappell, A. (2012) The good, the bad and the others: accounts of significant others in teachers’ professional learning, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, University of Reading, 13th July 2012.
  • Chappell, A. (2012) Whose story? Narratives of professional learning experiences, presentation at the Narrative Matters Conference, American University of Paris, 31st May 2012.
  • Chappell, A. and Ludhra, G. (2010) ‘You were quiet. I did all the marching’: Research processes involved in hearing the voices of South-Asian girls, presentation at the British Sociological Association Auto/Biography Study Group Conference, University of Leicester, July 2010.

National Conferences

  • Chappell, A. (2009) Professional development: experiences of moving forward, poster presentation at the National Conference of the Association for Physical Education, Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester, June 2009.
  • Flintoff, A., Chappell, A., Gower, C., Jones, A., Lawrence, J., Keyworth, S., Money, J., Squires, S., and Webb, L. (2009) Black and Minority Ethnic Trainees’ Experiences of Physical Education Initial Teacher Education, poster presentation at the National Conference of the Association for Physical Education, Cotswold Water Park, Cirencester, June 2009.
  • Cale, L. and Chappell, A. (2009) Research in Initial Teacher Training and Education: Key Issues, Challenges, Opportunities, presented at the Physical Education Initial Teacher Training and Education Network Conference, Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, February 2009.
  • Gower, C. and Chappell, A. (2007) The evolving role of Initial Teacher Education in Continuing Professional Development, presented at the Physical Education Initial Teacher Training and Education Network Conference, Woodside, Warwickshire, October 2007.
  • Gower, C. and Chappell, A. (2007) The evolving role of Initial Teacher Education in Continuing Professional Development, presented at the National Conference of the Association for Physical Education, Carden Park, Cheshire, July 2007.
  • Murray, J. and Chappell, A. (2005), Constructions of changing academic/professional identities during induction into Higher Education, presented at the BERA annual conference, University of Glamorgan, September 2005.


Teaching/Supervision

Teaching

  • BA Contemporary Education;
  • PGCE Secondary and Primary Education;
  • MA Teaching;
  • MA Education.

PhD Supervision

  • Giles Barrow: Educational Possibilities of Soil, Soul and Society;
  • Emanuaela Bobocea: Exploring Parent partnership in secondary schools in England;
  • Ann-Dale Emberton: Continuing Professional Development: Social Worker or Organisational Led. Whose Choice?;
  • Kee Hean Lim: The utility of the Kawa ‘River’ Model in exploring the recovery journey of mental health service users;
  • Bhavisha Soma: The special interests of primary school children.

PhD Completion

  • Rebecca Turvill: How are young children developing number sense, post National Numeracy Strategy?

 PhD Examination and International Evaluation

  • Fathimath Thaufeega: Institutional and learner readiness for e-learning in the Maldives (Brunel University London, December 2016).
  • Anna Velasco Martínez: “I’m not feminist, but…”: Myths and beliefs of undergraduates about feminism (University of Barcelona, February 2017)

 Teaching Interests

  • Education;
  • Policy;
  • Professional formation;
  • ’Continuing professional development’;
  • Narrative and auto/biography;
  • Identities;
  • Learning and teaching;
  • Learners and learning;
  • Experiences and perceptions of education and physical education;
  • Safeguarding, health and safety, and safe practice in education and physical education;
  • Physical education subject knowledge.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Chappell, A. , Ernest, P. , Ludhra, G.  and Mendick, H.   (2014)   'Explorations in knowing: thinking psychosocially about legitimacy'. Pedagogy, Culture and Society. doi: 10.1080/14681366.2013.877205 Download publication 

Ludhra, G.  and Chappell, A.   (2011)   ''You were quiet - I did all the marching': research processes involved in hearing the voices of South Asian girls'. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 16 (2).  pp. 101 - 118. doi: 10.1080/02673843.2011.9748050 Download publication 

Chappell, A.  and Cale, LA.   (2009)   'Research Does Matter.'. Physical Education Matters, 4 (3).  pp. 28 - 33. 

Chappell, A.  and Gower, C.   (2007)   'Exciting Times? The Evolving Role of Initial Teacher Education in Continuing Professional Development.'. Physical Education Matters, 2 (3).  pp. 19 - 22. 

Books

Whitlam, P. , Beaumont, G. , Chappell, A. , Gutteridge, K. , et al.   (2008) Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport. Leeds:  Coachwise/afPE 

Book chapters

Chappell, A. , Ernest, P. , Ludhra, G.  and Mendick, H.  (2016)   'Explorations in knowing: thinking psychosocially about institutional and methodological legitimacy', in Lapping, C.  and Bibby, T. (eds.) Knowing and not knowing: thinking psychosocially about learning and resistance to learning.  Routledge 

Chappell, A.  (2015)   'Teaching safely and safety in PE', in Capel, SA.  and Whitehead, M. (eds.) Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School: A companion to school experience.  Abingdon Routledge pp. 184 - 283. 

Chappell, A.  (2013)   'Safe practice, risk assessment and risk management', in Capel, SA.  and Breckon, P. (eds.) A practical guide to teaching physical education in the secondary school.  Abingdon Routledge 

Reports

Flintoff, A. , Chappell, A. , Gower, C. , Jones, A. , et al.   (2008)  Black and Minority Ethnic Trainees’ Experiences of Physical Education Initial Teacher Education.  Commissioning body: The Training and Development Agency for Schools 

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