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  • 248 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Following a career in four Secondary schools Tim taught on teacher education in several universities including Kingston University, Bath Spa University and the University of Southampton, before moving to Edge Hill University in 2011 as Professor in Education. He directed the research centre for Schools, Colleges and Teacher Education (SCaTE) and teaches research methods on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

His PhD was a study of mentoring, under the supervision of Professor Helen Simons, who pioneered the use of case study in educational research. As a result of his work in this field, he became a member of a European Union – funded project in mentoring. His interests have shifted more recently to a concern with how teachers, particularly in schools, use research findings and collaborative research methods to develop their practice. His work in this area has appeared in Croatian, Dutch, German, Italian, Spanish, and Slovene publications and he has given Keynote Addresses to international conferences in Belgium and Croatia.

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 248 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 28 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 3 Book
  • 1 Abstract
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Bounded decision-making, teachers’ reflection, and organisational learning: how research can inform teachers and teaching

Cain, T., Brown, C., Brindley, S., Riga, F. & Jones, G., 1 Oct 2019, In : British Educational Research Journal. 45, 5, p. 1072-1087 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning organization
decision making
educational practice

Research-informed Initial Teacher Education

Cain, T., 27 Mar 2019, An Ecosystem for Research-Engaged Schools. Godfrey, D. (ed.). Routledge, p. 123-137 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

School-University Links for Evidence-Informed Practice

Cain, T., 3 May 2019, In : Education Sciences. 9, 2, p. 97 14 p., 10.3390/educsci9020097.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
research project

Becoming a research-informed school: Why? What? How?

Cain, T., 20 Dec 2018, London: Routledge. 232 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

school research
social media
1 Citation (Scopus)


Perceptions of the informal learning branch of Musical Futures

Author: MARIGUDDI, A., 9 Aug 2019

Supervisor: Cain, T. (Director of Studies), GARRETT, B. (Supervisor) & GRAVES, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis