Alison MacKenzie: ‘Emotions, Justice and Education: Cultivating Compassionate Minds’ [thesis submitted, viva scheduled for October 2012]
I am the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and the Director of Learning Innovation in the School of Education. My teaching is focussed, mainly, on educational theory and research methods and includes leading Advanced Research Methods courses for the School's PhD and EdD programmes, teaching and materials development for a Masters level course in Modern Educational Thought and for EdD courses in Educational Futures and Ethics and Education. I also enjoy providing occasional lectures and seminars for PGDE and B.Ed. programmes in Gender and Education, Emotional Wellbeing, Research Ethics and Global Citizenship. I am currently supervising doctoral students (EdDs and PhDs) working on emotions in education, e-learning and distance education, educational change and innovation, gender, identity, and applied linguistics.