Meet the team

Dr Katharine Burn
Deanery Director

Katharine taught history in schools in Oxford for ten years before completing a doctorate focused on beginning teachers’ professional learning. After four years’ working as a Senior Lecturer in History Education at the Institute of Education, she has returned to Oxford as a Fellow of St Cross College.

Katharine leads the PGCE history programme and teaches within the MSc in Learning and Teaching. She supervises Master’s and doctoral students, particularly focusing on history teaching and on teachers’ professional learning. Katharine is also Chair of the Secondary Committee of the Historical Association and a co-editor of the professional journal Teaching History.

Katharine has been recently appointed to lead the development of the Oxford Education Deanery, from Professor Ian Menter, who is due to retire this year.

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Dr Emma Klose
Deanery Project Officer

Emma has a background in academic research working as a research scientist in cell and molecular biology for 6 years. She completed her PhD in the Institute of Cell Biology at Edinburgh University then undertook a postdoctoral research position at UNC-Chapel Hill, USA.

More recently, Emma has spent the past 7 years working as a secondary school science teacher at Didcot Girls’ School and the Oxfordshire Hospital School after completing her PGCE at the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.

As Project Officer for the Deanery she plays a key role in supporting teachers’ engagement in and with research and in building research links between the University and local schools to support teachers’ professional learning and improve outcomes for young people in local schools.

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Marwa Ahmed
Deanery Programme Administrator

Marwa is the Administrator for the Deanery, and has extensive experience of the PGCE and Leadership for Learning course.

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Cathy Scutt
Bodleian Education Librarian & Subject Consultant

Cathy manages the Education Library within the Department of Education at Norham Gardens. She supports local teachers in identifying and accessing the research literature they need to support their work in schools.

 

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