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Dr Christine Lewis

Master’s in Education Course Leader

Secondary, Further Education & Training

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Department: Secondary, Further Education & Training

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  • Programme Leader MA Education (2017onwards), MA Educational Enquiry and Professional Learning (2020 onwards) and Course Leader PG Cert Mentoring and Coaching (2020 onwards), Edge Hill University
  • Senior Lecturer, Postgraduate Professional Learning, Edge Hill University 2013- present
  • Course Leader Teaching Learning Mentoring Practice BA (Hons), Edge Hill University 2011 – 2013
  • Student Associate Scheme 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

Research Interests

I am interested in autoethnographic, life story, narrative and creative approaches to research and how these powerfully connect the personal to the cultural.  Narratives of adoption and estrangement in families are a particular focus, specifically the feeling of affinity, or lack of, in relationships which influence identity formation and issues of equality and social justice.  I am the co-ordinator of the Narrative Research Network, an interdisciplinary group of researchers based in the Faculty of Education, providing encouragement and support for colleagues involved in narrative research.