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Annie Padwick

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Annie is an evaluator and social researcher with NUSTEM at Northumbria University. 

Annie's background is in social sciences and social inclusion. She started out in the Third Sector within organisations working to improve the outcomes of children and young people, before moving into Higher Education. 

Annie is a mixed-methods researcher who leads on evaluation elements across the wide-variety of NUSTEM's funded projects, as well as delivering external evaluation commissions and consultancies.

Annie Padwick

Annie's research interests are in developing accessible and equitable evaluation and research methods to be used with children and families, and in understanding the development of career aspirations of children and young people.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Elimination before imagination:: How children’s early understanding of scientists may limit aspirations for broader STEM careers, Padwick, A., Davenport, C., Strachan, R. 8 Oct 2022, 2022 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), IEEE
  • 'People like me': identifying personal attributes of STEM professionals, Davenport, C., Horan, M., Willis, B., Padwick, A., Strachan, R. 8 Oct 2022, 2022 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2022), Piscataway, US, IEEE
  • A Theory of Change for improving children's perceptions, aspirations and uptake of STEM careers, Davenport, C., Dele-Ajayi, O., Emembolu, I., Morton, R., Padwick, A., Portas, A., Sanderson, J., Shimwell, J., Stonehouse, J., Strachan, R., Wake, L., Wells, G., Woodward, J. 1 Aug 2021, In: Research in Science Education
  • Scientist of the Week: evaluating effects of a teacher-led STEM intervention to reduce stereotypical views of scientists in young children, Shimwell, J., DeWitt, J., Davenport, C., Padwick, A., Sanderson, J., Strachan, R. 3 Apr 2023, In: Research in Science and Technological Education
  • Tackling the digital and engineering skills shortage: Understanding young people and their career aspirations, Davenport, C., Padwick, A., Strachan, R., Shimwell, J., Horan, M. 21 Oct 2020, 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE

  • Social Research PGDip June 28 2019
  • European CommunityStudies MA January 15 2010
  • German Studies BA (Hons) July 19 2007


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