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Arlene Anderson

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

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Arlene was born in Stirling and grew up in Whitley Bay. She graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Theology and Education from Cambridge University and has fourteen years experience as a primary school teacher.  She taught in Nottingham and Hong Kong where she held the post as Primary Science Support Group Advisor for ten English Schools Foundation primary schools. Alongside her class teaching and school management responsibilities, she delivered a range of Continuing Professional Development training courses for teachers, subject leaders and school support staff. 

In 2005, Arlene moved into Initial Teacher Education, as senior lecturer and link tutor at Kingston University, Surrey.  During this time she studied for an MA in Education Leadership, Development and Consultancy from the London Leadership Centre, Institute of Education, London University.  In 2011, Arlene moved back to the North East to work for Newcastle University, ITE, lecturing on the Primary PGCE, in Primary Science, EAL, Diversity and Equality. In 2012 she was delighted to join Northumbria University to take up her current post.

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  • Virtual reality check: A realist evaluation protocol for exploring the use of Immersive Virtual Reality (IVR) to support pre-service teachers’ understanding of approaches to behaviour management, Woodley, H., Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Counihan, C., Luke, C., Gray, W., Meller, S., Herridge, D., Anderson, A., Ross, J. 1 Feb 2024, In: Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • “How was it for you?” The impacts of student-staff partnerships in developing online teaching and learning, Nichol, D., Mulholland, K., Anderson, A., Taylor, S., Davies, J. 21 Oct 2023, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • Staff perceptions on implementing interprofessional education for undergraduate students in health, social work and education, Harper, L., Luke, C., Mulholland, K., Callum, J., Nichol, D., Herridge, D., Gray, W., Anderson, A., McGill, F., Davies, J. 28 Nov 2023, In: Journal of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • "The Bits of the Job Beyond Teaching": Can simulation-based learning in Initial Teacher Education better prepare students for real-life as a teacher?  , Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Herridge, D., Anderson, A., Luke, C., Gray, W., Meller, S., Counihan, C. 13 Sep 2023
  • Using simulation in a primary education context to encourage student engagement and professional learning, Gray, W., Luke, C., Meller, S., Mulholland, K., Herridge, D., Anderson, A., Nichol, D. 14 Apr 2023, European Teacher Education Network (ETEN) Annual Conference
  • Welcome Matviy: Working in staff–student partnerships to develop simulation-based learning to support teachers’ understanding of EAL, Luke, C., Counihan, C., Nichol, D., Meller, S., Mulholland, K., Gray, W., Anderson, A., Herridge, D., Karikis, D., Sanderson, R., Collard, E., Hill, R. Sep 2023
  • ‘We need more conversations like this’: The impacts of working with student pedagogic consultants in developing simulation-based pedagogies, Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Counihan, C., Herridge, D., Anderson, A., Meller, S., Luke, C., Gray, W. 15 Oct 2023, In: Journal Of Applied Learning and Teaching
  • ‘Developing online teaching and learning: The potential benefits of ‘listening’ to student voice for staff professional development and authentic student engagement’., Taylor, S., Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Anderson, A., Davies, J. 27 Sep 2022
  • “Everyone’s talking about Oscar.”: Using simulation in a primary education context to encourage student engagement and professional learning, Luke, C., Meller, S., Anderson, A., Gray, W., Nichol, D., Herridge, D., Mulholland, K. 3 Nov 2022, UCET Annual Conference 2022
  • “Everyone’s talking about Oscar”: Using simulation in a primary education context to encourage engagement in professional learning whilst managing cognitive load, Anderson, A., Mulholland, K., Herridge, D., Meller, S., Gray, W., Luke, C., Nichol, D. 29 Jun 2022, North East Regional Learning and Teaching Conference 2022

  • Educational Development MA July 31 2004
  • Education BA (Hons) with QTS July 31 1991


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