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Dr Christine Callender
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 0207 911 5343
  • Lecturer in Primary Teacher Education
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education

Christine is an experienced teacher educator with expertise in the areas of language and literacy, learning and teaching in urban schools, culturally relevant pedagogy and equality and diversity.

She is committed to educational equity and social justice, and is interested in research that focuses on the achievement and experiences of BME students in initial teacher education; the identities of BME men in teaching; race equality (policy and practice) in teacher education; critical race theory and identities.


Personal country knowledge

  • Caribbean region

Teaching Summary


Module Leader: 2015/16 Bringing Up Children : Parents,Care Workers and the State

Module Leader: 2015 -date Enquiring Practitioner

Module Tutor:  2016/17 Childhood Studies

Module Tutor: 2015/16 Sociology of Education: Perspectives from Theory and Practice

Course Tutor: 2012 - date School Direct Salaried

MA dissertation supervision

Research students


  • Wilton Lodge - Language and Science in Jamaican Schools (jointly supervised with Professor Michael Reiss)
  • Kirk Walker - Intergenerational perspectives on the educational experiences of black males in the UK
  • Olufunke Fasoyiro - Teachers' identities and leadership (jointly supervised with Dr Victoria Showunmi)
2016 Michelle Semple McBean - Caregiver-child Interactions: effects of professional development on practice in Guyana.

Academic Background
  SFHEA ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow – Teaching  
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