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Dr Christine Callender
Room 783
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 0207 911 5343
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  • Associate Professor
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education

Christine has taught on a range of teacher education and Master's programmes at the IOE and elsewhere.  Prior to her return to the IOE in 2011, she was responsible for primary initial teacher education at the University of East London. Following this, Christine was appointed to the National Strategies as a Regional Director for Initial Teacher Education.  She is currently the Institute of Education Faculty Lead for the BME Awarding Gap Project and is the co-convenor of the Race and Leadership Special Interest Group of BELMAS.

Research Groups
Research Summary

Christine's research focuses on the broad areas of : 'race', teacher education, gender, intersectionality and leadership. Her research examines; (i) how teacher educators’ in an increasingly segmented teacher education market, conceptualise the aims and praxis of equality; (ii) the lived experiences of BME teachers and the cumulative impact of intersectional identities; (iii) the nexus of of race, ethnicity and school leadership. She is interested in using the theoretical frameworks of Critical Race Theory and Whiteness in examining individual, institutional and structural inequalities in education,

Teaching Summary

Christine contributes to the School Direct (Salaried) and, School Direct PGCE Top Up programmes run by the Department of Culture Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, and the M Teach programme run by the Department of Culture, Communication and Media. She is a dissertation supervisor for  the MA Primary Education (Policy and Practice) and MA Early Years run by the Department of Leadership and Learning.

Current EdD/PhD students
Mike Bryant - Naming shapes: can analysis of evidence-use by teachers in higher education learning and teaching improve our understanding of knowledge development in a professional setting? 
Jeremiah Fox - Mixed race boys' experiences in schools
Daneille Green - Towards an Understanding of Teacher Challenges with Quality Pedagogical Practice in the Jamaican Secondary Education System 
Sheldon Phillips - Praxis of Pedagogy: metacognition and mathematical thinking
Tracy Robinson - Developing the next generation of Reading Teachers: An investigation into trainee teachers’ experiences and development as reading teachers
Zeynab Suka-Bill - Through the eyes of BME: A photovoice examination into the lived experience of the BME female students in an Arts HE education 
Richard Thompson - How the statutory assessment of writing affects teaching and learning in key stage 
Kirk Walker - Intergenerational perspectives on the educational experiences of black males in the UK

2016 Michelle Semple McBean. Caregiver-child Interactions: effects of professional development on practice in Guyana.
2017 Wilton Lodge. Language and Science in Jamaican Schools 
2019 Olufunke Fasoyiro. An Exploration of the Factors that shape the Early Professional Development of New Teachers: the experiences of non-teacher trained teachers in Nigeria 
2019 Paulet Brown-Wilshire. Pupils’ and teaching staff’s lived experience of a Year 7 transition intervention in South East England: A phenomenographic study

01-OCT-2019 Associate Professor Leadership and Learning UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2017   ATQ04 - Recognised by the HEA as a Senior Fellow University College London
1995   Doctorat University of Reading
1990   Master of Arts Birkbeck College
1988   PGCE. Roehampton University
1987   Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Roehampton University
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