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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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  • 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
  • “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
  • Exploring the use of simulation in a primary ITE context, Mulholland, K., Luke, C., Meller, S., Nichol, D., Anderson, A., Herridge, D., Gray, W. 20 Sep 2022
  • Teaching and learning online: engaging with the student voice, Mulholland, K., Davies, J., Taylor, S., Nichol, D., Anderson, A. 7 May 2021, TEAN Annual Conference 2021

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

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