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Annie Padwick

Postgraduate Associate

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Annie Padwick

Annie is an evaluator and social research with NUSTEM at Northumbria University. 

Annie's background is in social sciences and social inclusion. She started out in the Third Sector within organisations working to improve the outcomes of children and young people, before moving into Higher Education. 

Annie is a mixed-methods researcher who leads on evaluation elements across the wide-variety of NUSTEM's funded projects, as well as delivering external evaluation commissions and consultancies.

Annie's research interests are in developing accessible and equitable evaluation and research methods to be used with children and families, and in understanding the development of career aspirations of children and young people.

 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • 'People like me': identifying personal attributes of STEM professionals, Davenport, C., Horan, M., Willis, B., Padwick, A., Strachan, R. 18 Jul 2022, 2022 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE 2022), Piscataway, US, IEEE
  • A Theory of Change for improving children's perceptions, aspirations and uptake of STEM careers, Davenport, C., Dele-Ajayi, O., Emembolu, I., Morton, R., Padwick, A., Portas, A., Sanderson, J., Shimwell, J., Stonehouse, J., Strachan, R., Wake, L., Wells, G., Woodward, J. 1 Aug 2021, In: Research in Science Education
  • Inclusive teaching in science: Changing culture and practice, Davenport, C., Padwick, A. 1 Feb 2021
  • Scientist of the Week: evaluating effects of a teacher-led STEM intervention to reduce stereotypical views of scientists in young children, Shimwell, J., DeWitt, J., Davenport, C., Padwick, A., Sanderson, J., Strachan, R. 15 Jul 2021, In: Research in Science and Technological Education
  • Tackling the digital and engineering skills shortage: Understanding young people and their career aspirations, Davenport, C., Padwick, A., Strachan, R., Shimwell, J., Horan, M. 21 Oct 2020, 2020 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Piscataway, NJ, IEEE
  • Using action research to design and evaluate sustained and inclusive engagement to improve children’s knowledge and perception of STEM careers, Emembolu, I., Padwick, A., Shimwell, J., Sanderson, J., Davenport, C., Strachan, R. 23 Mar 2020, In: International Journal of Science Education
  • The NUSTEM Approach: Tackling the Engineering and Gender Challenge Together from Early Years to Sixth Form and beyond, Padwick, A., Davenport, C., Strachan, B., Shimwell, J. 1 Jun 2017, IET/EPC Conference 2017
  • Innovative methods for evaluating the science capital of young people, Padwick, A., Dele-Ajayi, O., Davenport, C., Strachan, R. 2016, Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2016 IEEE, IEEE

  • Social Research PGDip June 28 2019
  • European CommunityStudies MA January 15 2010
  • German Studies BA (Hons) July 19 2007


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