Amanda Nuttall


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Amanda Nuttall is an Associate Professor in the School of Teacher Education at Leeds Trinity University.  Prior to working in Teacher Education, Amanda taught for 13 years in primary schools in Leeds and surrounding areas.  She is currently undertaking DPhil study at the University of Oxford.  Her research is focused on understanding how teachers experience identity transitions and revisions when they engage in Master’s level research activity.  This research focus is influenced by her own experiences as a research-active teacher in disadvantaged schools, alongside recent work in developing research literacy for student teachers.

Research interests

Amanda's research focuses on initial and continuing teacher education policy and practice, alongside conceptualisations of teachers’ professional work through a lens of social justice. Her ongoing DPhil research project focuses on building narratives of teachers’ experiences of Master’s level research and interrogating these through a lens of identity[ies].  It is her intention to uncover experiences of transitions and revisions in teachers’ identity[ies] and to influence policy at a local level to increase recruitment and retention of teachers into part-time Master’s study.  She has previously participated in qualitative evaluations of a research project around teacher learning at Level 7 about poverty and achievement, leading to a number of conference presentations and published journal articles.

Teaching and Administration

Amanda teaches a range of modules across different education courses here at Leeds Trinity, predominantly at Level 7.

She is the programme coordinator and lead tutor for the PGCert in Inclusive Leadership.

She is the programme coordinator for the PGCert in Higher Education.

She contributes to various modules in the Masters in Education, as well as supervising dissertation students.

She is the reserach lead for Primary Education undergraduate programmes and the module lead for Level 5 practitioner enquiry and Level 6 dissertation modules.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford

Award Date: 24 Oct 2023


Award Date: 1 Aug 2017

Master of Arts, Achievement in City Schools, Leeds Beckett University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2016

PGCE, Primary Education 7-11, University of Leeds

Award Date: 1 Jul 2000

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Hull

Award Date: 1 Jul 1999

External positions

External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA23 - Education


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