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Research Profile

Dr Jane Salisbury  


Career Profile

Formerly a state school teacher of upper secondary and sixth form college students Jane joined Cardiff University as a tutorial fellow in 1990 to study for a PhD with Sara Delamont. In 1993 she was appointed to a lecturer post in the Cardiff University School of Education where she taught on the M Ed programme and PGCE (FE) courses. Her interests in qualitative methods, post 16 education and training and the occupational socialisation of teachers have continued across her HE career to date. These interests are reflected in research projects, doctoral supervisions and written outputs.


Since  2011 Jane has been the director of school’s PGCE (PCET) Teacher Education Programmes following a number of years as the programme’s deputy director.

Education

  • 1977 Bachelor of Education: English, Textiles
  • 1986 Master of Education: Sociology and Psychology of Education.
  • 1994 PhD: Sociology of Education. University of Wales, Cardiff

Awards and Prizes

  • 1986  Kate Naughton Prize for Masters’ dissertation: “ Classroom interaction in Adult Education “ External examiner, Prof. Bob Burgess .
  • 1976 Textiles Prize winner group exhibition at Foyles of London
  • 1973 Soroptomist Prize for  VIth Form student at Barry Girls Grammar school

Memberships / External Activities

  • 2013-current. Appointed to the Welsh Government’s Advisory Board  for QUALIFICATIONS WALES
  • 2013-current. Member of the Collegau Cymru adjudication panel for the  Teaching  and Learning Awards.
  • Appointed to the Welsh Government’s HEI sourcing and reviewing group  for LEARNING WALES Portal
  • 2012 –current. Member of UCET Cymru ( University Council for the Education of Teachers)
  • 2012 –current. Member of  The TELG ( Teacher Education Liason Group with HEFCW,  Estyn, GTCW, UCET, Welsh Govt.)
  • 2008-2009 Member of the ESRC Commissioning panel for Research Capacity Building networks in England.
  • 2007-current Member of the Editorial Board of the Welsh Journal of Educational Studies.
  • 2007-2008 Vice chair of the ESRC / HEFCW funded  Welsh Education Research Network-WERN
  • 2006-2010 External Examiner at City University, London.
  • 2006-2007 Member of Advisory group for ESRC /TLRP research project “Bilingual Literacies for Learning”
  • 2002-2007 Member of the ESRC Annual Studentship Assessor teams
  • 1998-current Member of the Wales Assembly of Women
  • 1985-1998 Member of the Wales Women’s Rights Committee
  • 1984-current Member of  the British Educational Research Association

Teaching Profile

Current Teaching Includes:

    • Education and Society - Level 1;
    • Contemporary Sociology of Education - Level 2;
    • Social Science Research Methods: Qualitative module –Level M;
    • PGCE (FE) Sociological Perspectives on Education and Training- Level M;
    • Qualitative Research Methods  - Level D.

Supervision of PhDs in the Following Areas:

    • Language, Markets and choice in post 16 education
    • Looked after children and differential Attainment
    • Prison Education /Adult learning
    • Learning in Apprenticeships/ Workplace learning;
    • Education of EAL pupils
    • Occupational Socialisation of teachers;
    • Educational choices  and decision making
    • Impacts of Curriculum 2000 on gender participation.

Management Responsibilities

  • 2010-current , Director of PGCE (PCET) Programmes
  • 2010- current, Director member of SOCSI Teaching and Learning Committee
  • 2007-2010 Member of the Management Board of School of Social Sciences
  • 2007-2010 Chair of  Professional Programmes - MSc Social Work; PGCE FE M level courses
  • 2000-2005 Coordinator of Graduate Research Studies in the Social Sciences, Cardiff University.
  • 2001-2004 Staff representative member of the Management Board of School of Social Sciences
  • 1996-2000 Coordinator of Graduate Research Studies of the School of Education, Cardiff University