Christine Lewis

Christine Lewis

Name: Christine Lewis
Department: Professional Learning
Current position: MA Education Programme Leader
Location: Ormskirk Main Campus, Faculty of Education



  • Programme Leader MA Education, Edge Hill University 2017
  • Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Professional Learning, Edge Hill University 2013- 2017
  • Course Leader Teaching Learning Mentoring Practice BA (Hons), Edge Hill University 2011 – 2013
  • Student Associate Programme Leader, Edge Hill University 2008 – 2011
  • Teacher of History at a NW Secondary School – 2008
  • Senior Schools Liaison Tutor, HE 2006 – 2007
  • Assistant Training School Manager and Professional Mentor in a NW Secondary school – 2003 – 2006
  • Assistant Head of Year in a NW Secondary School 2002 – 2003
  • History, Government & Politics, RE, Geography & PSHE teacher in a NW Secondary School  1999 – 2006


  • MA Education Edge Hill University 2011
  • PGCE History Edge Hill University 1999
  • BA (Hons) History Lancaster University 1998

Interests & Achievements:

Member of the Historical Association

External Examiner for PGCE SCITT programme 2016.


Christine’s PhD study uses autoethnography a critically reflexive methodology which has directly enriched her expertise in the research methods module and the reflective writing elements of the MA Education programme. The title of her thesis is ‘An auto-ethnographic account of communication in Adoptive family relationships’. Her thesis will be near completion by September 2018.  The universal significance of giving voice to stories in connecting the personal to the cultural has subsequently led Christine to the creation of a cross faculty Narrative Research Interest Group, providing encouragement and support for colleagues involved in narrative research.

Knowledge transfer and enterprise:

Presenting at conferences;

ACRE Conference:  Children, Young People, their Care and Education. Critical issues in interdisciplinary research and practice. 9th Annual Conference for Research in Education, 10th & 11th July 2017 Edge Hill University.

Conceptualising adoptive family kinship; a commitment to theoretical analysis.

Voicing Experience: The 4th British Conference of Autoethnography

15-16 June, 2017, University of Sussex, Brighton

‘Positively 4th Street’; Encouraging Critical Reflection for mentors of new teachers.

Auto-ethnography: re)membering, (re)cognition and regret.  The 3rd British Conference of Autoethnography 29th -30th July 2016, University Of Aberdeen, Scotland.

How an adopted person negotiates kinship with her birth mother at Christmas.

The 7th TEAN conference May 2016 Aston University, Birmingham. Do SCITT trainees use research informed practice in the classroom?

Tim Rutter, Christine Lewis and Robert Hooson.

The 2nd Annual TEAN Conference May 2011 ‘What are the challenges for students who ‘try’ teaching?’

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