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    Claire's research interests include primary computing education, cyberbullying, adolescents' use of social media, use of generative artifical intelligence in HE, and using participatory methods. Claire is currently co-leader for the Curriculum and Pedagogy Research Network. She is a representative for the Primary and Childhood Education department on the Faculty Research Ethics Committee. Claire supervises doctoral candidates. 

    Claire teaches on the computing modules in the Department for Primary and Childhood Education for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She is Strand Leader for Primary Computing and Subject Leader for Primary Foundation Subjects. Claire is also Senior SOLSTICE Fellowship Lead for the Faculty of Education, focusing on how technology can support teaching and learning.

    Claire was previously a Senior Lecturer in ICT/ Computing Education for the Secondary Department, Faculty of Education.  She has also held the role of Course Leader for undergraduate and postgraduate Information and Communications Technology courses with QTS*; Course Leader for the Computer Science with QTS* undergraduate course; and Year 3 Leader for the BA/ BSc (Hons) Secondary Education with QTS* programme. Claire came to Edge Hill University from teaching ICT at secondary level. Before becoming an ICT teacher, she worked in business developing and delivering services, training and consultancy.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 4 - Quality Education

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, Young people's perceptions and management of cyberbullying in secondary schools: An exploratory study using a socio-ecological lens, Lancaster University

    Award Date: 28 Feb 2019

    E-Learning, MA, E-Learning, Edge Hill University

    PGCE, ICT, Edge Hill University

    BSc (Hons), Liverpool John Moores University

    Research Institutes

    • Institute for Social Responsibility

    Research Groups

    • Participative and Action Research Network
    • Pedagogy and Curriculum Research Network
    • Higher Education Research Network


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