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Dr Kirstin Mulholland

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Before taking an academic post at Northumbria University, Kirstin was a class teacher, senior leader, and Specialist Leader of Education in primary schools in the North East for more than 13 years. Kirstin is currently the Initial Teacher Education subject lead for Modern Foreign Languages, and also contributes to the English and Maths elements of our Education programmes. She is one of the module leaders for the Educational Research and Enquiry strand of the BA Primary Education programme. 

 

Kirstin completed her MEd and EdD at the University of Newcastle, and also holds an MLitt in Latin American Literature. She has a particular interest in teacher research; perceptions and experiences of teaching and learning; and the role of student voice in developing pedagogy. 

Kirstin Mulholland

Kirstin's principal interests include:

  • teacher research, and participatory research with teachers, students and children
  • perceptions of teaching and learning, and the impacts of these upon self-concept, motivation and learning outcomes
  • the development of metacognition through peer collaboration and talk

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • ‘It feels like you’re going back to the beginning…’: addressing imposter feelings in early career academics through the creation of communities of practice, Mulholland, K., Nichol, D., Gillespie, A. 2 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • 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
  • 'Stepping Stones': Using a visual metaphor to manage cognitive load in maths, Mulholland, K. 20 Sep 2022, In: Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching
  • Home(pre)schoolers United: The power of peer support during a pandemic: Working parents and grandparents in academia, Grimshaw, L., Meredith, C., Mulholland, K., Heslop, K., Park, V., Allan, J., Duncan, J. 24 Jun 2021, Motherhood and Work
  • Improving the Quality of Children’s Discussions about Learning, Mulholland, K. 19 Feb 2021, Early Careers in Education: Perspectives for Students and NQTs, Bingley, Emerald
  • 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
  • Using Pupil Views to Uncover Evidence of Children’s Metacognition in Mathematics, Mulholland, K. Jan 2021, In: International Journal of Student Voice

  • Education EdD April 18 2016
  • Education MEd December 03 2009
  • Education PGCE June 30 2007
  • Latin American MLitt December 01 2005
  • Hispanic Studies BA (Hons) July 08 2003
  • National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics Accredited Professional Development Lead NCETM PD Lead 2018

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