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School of Educational Studies and Leadership
Emeritus Professor Bridget Somekh is internationally known for her work in both ICT in Education and Action Research. Her research interest is the process of innovation and the management of change, in particular changes in teaching and learning practices and the impact of ICT on users and their organizations. Between 2000 and 2007, she directed a number of national evaluations studies, including the ImpaCT2 (DfES), ICT Test Beds (DfES) and Primary Schools Interactive Whiteboards (SWEEP) evaluations of the impact of the UK government's investment in ICT for schools. She is very experienced in leading action research projects and between 2002-06 directed the Pedagogies with E-Learning Resources project sponsored by the General Teaching Council for England.During 2009 Bridget was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and this was followed by her appointment as an Adjunct Professor at UC, 2010-13. During 2009-11 she is also an Adjunct Professor at Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Malaysia.