Projects per year
I was appointed to the School of Education as a lecturer in Teacher Professional Learning in 2016. My background is in Psychology, and I completed an undergraduate and MRes in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Strathclyde, before joining the University of Glasgow to complete a PhD. My PhD thesis used a critical policy network approach to trace the development and implementation of teacher education policy. A specific focus of this research was to explore the representation of teacher voice in the policy-making process.
I am member of the Scottish Education Research Association (SERA) Executive board where I lead the SERA Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network. I am also a link convenor for the European Education Research Association (EERA) Teacher Education Network.
My research areas are education policy, teacher learning and the intersection between these. Within this, three broad themes underpin my current interests: democratic network governance, policy enactment and teachers as researchers/practitioner enquiry. I employ critical policy analysis, policy ethnography and elements of actor-network theory to better understand education policy processes. I am currently exploring different forms of teacher engagement in and with research in Scotland and the governing role that research brokerage actors play in this space. Underpinning all of this is a focus on social justice and a deep concern about the under-representation of teacher voice in policy spaces.
Doctor of Education, University of Glasgow
Sep 2011 → Jun 2017
Award Date: 15 Nov 2017
Master of Research, University of Strathclyde, School of Psychological Science and Health
Sep 2009 → Aug 2010
Award Date: 8 Nov 2010
Bachelor of Arts, University of Strathclyde, School of Psychological Science and Health
Sep 2005 → Jun 2009
Award Date: 15 Jun 2009
Co-convenor of Network 10 - Teacher Education Research - European Education Research Association, European Educational Research AssociationSep 2016 → …
Network co-leader: early career researcher network , Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA)Dec 2015 → …
SIG Convenor Educational Research and Educational Policy-Making , British Educational Research Association BERASep 2014 → Sep 2017
Member of SERA Executive, Scottish Educational Research Association (SERA)Dec 2012 → …
- Teacher Education
- Teacher Professional Learning
- Practitioner Enquiry
- Policy Network
- Education Governance
1/05/20 → 30/06/21
Project: Knowledge Exchange
The effect of UK nursing policy on higher education wound care provision and practice: a critical discourse analysisMunro, J. A. & Beck, A. D., 1 May 2021, In: Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice. 22, 2, p. 134-145 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
An exploration of teacher learning through reflection from a sociocultural and dialogical perspective: professional dialogue or professional monologue?Huang, A., Klein, M. & Beck, A., 4 Jul 2020, In: Professional Development in Education. n/a, p. n/a 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Anna Beck (Speaker)5 Dec 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Oral presentation