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Prof Dominic Wyse
IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, University College London
20 Bedford Way
Tel: 020 7612 6416
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  • Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
  • IOE - Learning & Leadership
  • UCL Institute of Education

Dominic is Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society. He is the Founding Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0-11 years) (HHCP) a research centre with a focus on early years and primary education. Dominic was President of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) from 2019 to 2022, and from 2012 to 2018 Dominic was an editor of The BERA Curriculum Journal. Dominic is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), and of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Prior to a role at the IOE as Head of Academic Department Learning and Leadership from 2012 to 2019 Dominic was Faculty Director of Research, Consultancy and Knowledge Transfer, in the Faculty of Children and Learning. 

Dominic has significant experience in music that began with his undergraduate studies at The Royal Academy of Music. Before joining the IOE Dominic was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He was also appointed as the first Director of Music-Making at Churchill College Cambridge, where he was a Fellow and Director of Studies for Education. In the past Dominic was a Reader at Liverpool John Moores University, and a teacher with experience working in London, Bradford and Huddersfield in infant and junior phases.

Research Summary

Dominic’s work explores the connections between research evidence, policy and practice particularly for children in early years and primary/elementary education. His research has contributed to understanding of the teaching of writing, reading, literacy and creativity. His externally funded research includes the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy (0 to 11 Years), and the Children’s Agency in the National Curriculum project (CHANT, funded by the Leverhulme Trust). Recent projects include the Grammar and Writing project (funded by the Nuffield Foundation), and the arts-based Learning About Culture evaluations (funded by the Education Endowment Foundation). In addition to highly cited research papers, and books, Dominic has written bestselling books for students, teachers and educators.

Teaching Summary

Dominic’s main teaching is supervision of PhDs. His areas of research for doctoral supervision are the teaching of writing, reading and curriculum studies.

He also undertakes teaching for Master’s programmes in the areas of research methodology and topics related to his research interests. 

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