Megan Stephenson

Megan Stephenson

Associate Professor (Professional Practice)

Personal profile


Megan Stephenson is an Associate Professor at Leeds Trinity University. She is a senior member of the strategic leadership team within the Institue of Education. She has previously led the Primary PGCE programmes, Academic Parnterhsips and the Early Reading and Phonics Curriculum. Megan has contributed to several published works focusing on the value of creative, inclusive and systematic reading instruction. She co-edited the core text, ‘Developing a Love of Reading and Books: Teaching and Nurturing Readers in the Primary School. She co-authored the fourth edition of Teaching Systematic Synthetic Phonics in the Primary School. Prior to working in HEI Megan taught in six primary schools across the North of England where she led on Phonics and Early Reading and trained as a Reading Recovery teacher and trainer. She has presented at National Conferences in the UK on her approach to developing ‘Inspirational Teacher Education,’ and is currently undertaking research in developing effective primary curricular in the post Covid digital age.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, MA in Education , The Open University

1 Sept 19971 Dec 1999

Award Date: 1 Dec 2000

Postgraduate Certificate, PGCE Primary , Leeds Beckett University

1 Sept 199430 Jun 1995

Award Date: 1 Jul 1995

Bachelor of Science, BSc Psychology , Aston University

1 Sept 19911 Jul 1994

Award Date: 12 Jul 1994

External positions

External Examiner for AA Teamworks SCITT

1 Jun 20211 Jun 2024

External Examiner, University of Greenwich

1 Sept 20181 Jul 2022

Workshop Presenter, Durham University

25 Oct 201731 Oct 2021


  • L Education

REF 2029 UOA

  • UOA23 - Education


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