Katharine is an Associate Professor of Education and Course Director of the PGCE programme.
Katharine is also Honorary Secretary of the Historical Association and has variously served as Chair of its Secondary Committee (2013-18) and as Vice President (2018-21). She is a co-editor of the professional journal Teaching History and an Editor of the History Education Research Journal. She is also currently a Fellow of the Schools History Project.
In addition to her teaching on the PGCE programme (particularly within the history subject strand), Katharine teaches and supervises students on the MSc Learning and Teaching and the MSc in Teacher Education.
Katharine’s research interests and doctoral supervision focus particularly on the fields of history education and teacher education (both policy and practice) at all career stages. She is interested in the ways in which teachers engage with research – and has been involved in several participatory research projects with teachers, leading to joint publications. She worked for several years (2016-22) as Coordinator of the Oxford Education Deanery: a multi-strand partnership with schools, focused on the development of teachers’ research engagement through initial teacher education, early career professional learning and collaborative university/school research projects. She contributed to the BERA-RSA Inquiry into the Role of Research in Teacher Education (2013-14) and represented BERA at presentations of the final report in the US and Australia.
Katharine is a co-director of the Historical Association’s regular survey of history teaching in England and is particularly passionate about promoting access to history for all young people and supporting teachers’ continued engagement with historical scholarship. She has explored ways in which the knowledge exchange and impact agenda has been harnessed to support sustained, subject-rich CPD for teachers and served as an Impact Assessor for the History sub-panel for REF2021.
Katharine is a Fellow of St Cross College.
Honorary Secretary of the Historical Association since June 2021