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Prof Elaine Hall


Department: Northumbria Law School

Professor Elaine Hall joined Northumbria School of Law as a Reader in legal education research in October 2013. She was previously Lecturer in Research Methods at Newcastle University where she was a member of the Centre for Learning and Teaching.  Her research career has spanned twenty years and more than thirty funded projects.  This research has been directed towards the experience of teaching and learning from the early years to old age, as curriculum-specific, metacognitive and professional practices. The diversity of context has produced a unifying theory of pedagogic enquiry, which focuses on the intent of the researcher, the power of research and pedagogic tools and the critical engagement of research networks. 

Her doctorate Enacting Change in Classrooms focuses on the potential for professional learning for educators in all contexts through enquiry processes.  Elaine was also a UKCP registered psychotherapist with a private clinical, supervision and teaching practice in Newcastle.  She holds a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy from the University of Wales.

Elaine leads the Legal Education and Professional Skills Signature Research Area.

 Elaine is an Editor of the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE) and organises its annual conference. She is a Board member of the Association of Law Teachers and the Law Teacher journal.

She is also an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Education Research; Guest Editor for the International Journal of Research Methods in Education; and a regular reviewer for journals including British Educational Research Journal, Educational Review, Teachers and Teaching, Teacher Development and the European Journal of Psychology of Education.

Elaine is co-convener of Network 15: Research Partnership in Education within the European Educational Research Association.  She acts as external examiner for the University of Glasgow Practitioner enquiry programme and the Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Sciences at Queen Margaret University as well as conducting doctoral examinations at Glasgow, Durham, Sheffield and Middlesex.

Campus Address

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Psychology PhD September 01 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Grasping the nettle of ‘doctorateness’ for practitioner academics, Hall, E. 4 May 2019, In: Studies in Continuing Education
  • Look who’s talking, Hall, E., Wall, K., Cassidy, C., Robinson, C., Beaton, M., Kanyal, M., Mitra, D. 1 Dec 2019, In: Journal of Early Childhood Research
  • Narcissus in peril, Hall, E. 2 Oct 2019, In: Law Teacher
  • Research Methods for Understanding Professional Learning, Hall, E., Wall, K. 21 Feb 2019
  • "What we did over the summer": updates on proposed reforms to legal education and training in England and Wales and in the Republic of Ireland, Hall, E., Hodgson, J., Strevens, C., Guth, J. Oct 2019, In: Law Teacher
  • Clinic as the crucible for theorised practice and the practice of theory in legal education, Sylvester, C., Hall, E. 4 Oct 2018, Reimagining Clinical Legal Education , Bloomsbury
  • Contemporary issues in legal education, Reed, A., Hall, E. 1 Jun 2018, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Glass Houses, Hall, E. 2018, In: Law Teacher
  • If we could instil social justice values through clinical legal education, should we?, McKeown, P., Hall, E. Jun 2018, In: Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • Look Who’s Talking: Eliciting the Voices of Children from Birth to Seven, Wall, K., Arnott, L., Cassidy, C., Beaton, M., Christensen, P., Dockett, S., Hall, E., I'Anson, J., Kanyal, M., McKernan, G., Pramling, I., Robinson, C. Sep 2017, In: International Journal of Student Voice

PGR Supervision

  • Folasade Bola Kuti-Olaniyi Start: 01/09/2020
  • Ashimedua Okonkwo Start: 01/09/2020
  • Daireen Laverty Start: 01/09/2020
  • Karen Costello Start: 01/09/2020
  • Lucinda Shaw Start: 01/09/2020
  • Marco Palladino Start: 01/09/2020
  • Barry Crushell Start: 01/09/2020
  • Elaine Walsh Start: 01/09/2020
  • Cormac McCarthy Start: 01/09/2020
  • Denise Hunter Start: 01/09/2020
  • Caroline Mantl Start: 01/09/2020
  • Festus Ibi Start: 01/09/2020
  • Linda Gordon Start: 01/09/2020
  • Noeleen Redmond Start: 01/09/2020
  • Mary McNamara Start: 01/09/2020
  • Hugh-Michael Hannigan Start: 01/09/2020
  • Bethany A'Court Start: 01/09/2020
  • Gustavo Romano-Jackson Start: 01/09/2020
  • Alanna Woods Start: 01/09/2020
  • Anna Butler Start: 01/09/2020
  • Anna Butler Start: 01/09/2020
  • Callum Thomson Start: 01/09/2020
  • Jacqueline Ann MacCurtain Start: 01/09/2020
  • Karena Hester Start: 01/09/2020
  • Bill Holohan Start: 01/09/2019
  • Ailish Martin Start: 01/09/2019
  • Tamsin Sharp Start: 01/09/2016
  • Rosemary Horgan Start: 13/08/2020
  • Ana Speed Start: 01/09/2018
  • Samantha Rasiah Start: 01/10/2018
  • Rita Frawley Start: 01/09/2019
  • Sarah Morse Start: 01/09/2016
  • Carol Boothby Supervising the supervisors: what are the challenges inherent in teaching in a law clinic environment and how can colleagues be supported on the transition from practitioner to practice-informed teacher and researcher? Start: 01/03/2016
  • Richard Lee Start: 01/09/2019
  • Andrew Watson Start: 01/09/2016
  • Christopher Mitford Start: 01/03/2018
  • Rachel Dunn The Knowledge, Skills and Attributes Considered Necessary to Start Day One Training Competently and Whether Live Client Clinics Develop Them Start: 01/10/2014
  • Christopher Simmonds Start: 01/03/2016

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