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Bernadette Stiell MA, PGDip

Senior Research Fellow


Summary

Bernadette Stiell is a Senior Research Fellow in CEIR with a track record of conducting, managing and directing projects in CEIR since 2005. She has over 20 years social research experience in the fields of education, social policy and social geography.

About

Her research interests focus on the social inclusion of children, young people and families, particularly the wider aspects of schooling and education. Funders include government departments, national and regional agencies, authorities and charities, with an emphasis on conducting policy and implementation research and evaluation. Recent projects for DfE have included the evaluations of Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT); Shanghai Maths; Exclusion Appeals; KS2 level 6 testing; Phonics Screening Check; and PSHE mapping.

MEI funded Further Maths Support Programme projects; DfE's Exclusion Appeals study; EEF's RCT process evaluations of Booktrust reading initiatives; NCETM CPD Programme Evaluation; New Routes to Headship study (with IoE);; PSHE Mapping Study (all for DfE); and DCSF's Choice Advice Evaluation. Bernie uses mixed methods, including case studies and the development of innovative and creative qualitative techniques. Recent funders of her research have included Government Departments, national and regional agencies, authorities and charities. Prior to her current role, Bernadette was a Senior Research Officer in the Department of Education and Skills (DfES), where she was responsible for commissioning and managing a range of educational research projects.

Children and young people, educational policy and practice, equality and diversity, social justice, wellbeing.

Teaching

Social Sciences and Arts

Sociology

In Semester 2: 2014/15

Education, Power and Control

Families and Kinship: A Global Perspective: Education

Research

FMSP - Mathematics, Education and Industry: evaluation of the Further Mathematics Support Programme
EBT- Evidence-based Teaching study (with colleagues from UCL Institute of Education and Durham University)
Shanghai Maths - evaluation of the Shanghai Teacher Exchange Programme and Implementation of a Mastery approach in English primary schools for the Department for Education
Engage External Evaluation Transition

Wolstenholme C, Coldwell M, Stiell B (2014) Independent Review Panel and First-tier Tribunal Exclusion Appeals systems Department for Education

Coldwell M, Shipton L, Stevens A, Stiell B, Willis B and Wolstenholme C (2011) Process evaluation of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Pilot. Department for Education.

Formby E, Coldwell M, Stiell B, Demack S, Stevens A, Shipton L, Wolstenholme C, and Willis B (2011) Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education: A mapping study of the prevalent models of delivery and their effectiveness. Department for Education.

Stiell B, Willis B, Stevens A, Wolstenholme C and Maxwell B (2010) School meal uptake research in Rotherham, Rotherham MBC and NHS Rotherham

Stiell B, Maxwell B, Willis B, Stevens A (2009) A Community use of Schools in Rotherham. Rotherham MBC

Stiell B, Shipton L, Coldron J, and Coldwell M (2008) Choice Advice: an Evaluation. DCSF.

Shipton L, Stiell B, Willis B, Wolstenholme C, Coldron J (2008) Choice Advice: Results of a Pilot Evaluation (PDF 129KB) for Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)

Coldron J, Tanner E, Finch S, Shipton L, Wolstenholme C, Willis B, Demack S, and Stiell B (2008) Secondary School Admissions. DCSF.

Publications

Journal articles

Stiell, B., Tang, N., Bennett, C., & Price, C. (2006). Building Policy/Research Relationships: Using Innovative Methodologies to Engage Ethnic Minority Women. Local Economy, 21 (2), 211-218. http://doi.org/10.1080/02690940600679219

Gilbertson, J., Stevens, M., Stiell, B., & Thorogood, N. (2006). Home is where the hearth is: grant recipients' views of England's home energy efficiency scheme (Warm Front). Social science and medicine, 63 (4), 946-956. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2006.02.021

Stiell, B., & England, K. (1997). Domestic distinctions: Constructing difference among paid domestic workers in Toronto. Gender, Place and Culture, 4 (3), 339-360. http://doi.org/10.1080/09663699725387

Wiegand, P., & Stiell, B. (1997). Children's relief maps of model landscapes. British Educational Research Journal, 23 (2), 179-192. http://doi.org/10.1080/0141192970230205

England, K., & Stiell, B. (1997). "They think you're as stupid as your English is" †: Constructing foreign domestic workers in Toronto. Environment and Planning A, 29 (2), 195-215. http://doi.org/10.1068/a290195

Wiegand, P., & Stiell, B. (1997). The development of children's sketch maps of the British Isles. Cartographic Journal, 34 (1), 13-21. http://doi.org/10.1179/caj.1997.34.1.13

Wiegand, P., & Stiell, B. (1997). Mapping the place knowledge of teachers in training. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 21 (2), 187-198. http://doi.org/10.1080/03098269708725424

Wiegand, P., & Stiell, B. (1996). Communication in children's picture atlases. Cartographic Journal, 33 (1), 17-25. http://doi.org/10.1179/caj.1996.33.1.17

Wiegand, P., & Stiell, B. (1996). Children's Estimations of the Sizes of the Continents. Educational Studies, 22 (1), 57-68. http://doi.org/10.1080/0305569960220105

Wiegand, P., & Stiell, B. (1996). Lost Continents? Children's understanding of the location and orientation of the Earth's land masses. Educational Studies, 22 (3), 381-392. http://doi.org/10.1080/0305569960220307

Ilberry, B., & Stiell, B. (1991). Uptake of the Farm Diversification Grant Scheme in England. Geography, 76 (3), 259-263.

Conference papers

Coldron, J., Cripps, C., Shipton, L., & Stiell, B. (2009). Fair school admissions: What is the contribution of the Choice Advice initiative. In British Education Research Conference, Manchester, 1 September 2009 (pp. 1-28).

Book chapters

Stiell, B., & England, K. (2003). Jamaican domestics, Filipina housekeepers and English nannies: Representations of Toronto's foreign domestic workers. In Gender, Migration and Domestic Service. (pp. 43-60). http://doi.org/10.4324/9780203452509

Reports

Batty, E., Harris, C., Leather, D., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Carter, C., ... Willis, B. (2020). Children’s Communities final evaluation report. Save the Children, UK. http://www.childrenscommunitynetwork.org.uk/sites/default/files/Childrens%20Communities%20final%20evaluation%20report.pdf

Harris, C., & Stiell, B. (2020). Black authors are still underrepresented in UK publishing. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/black-authors-are-still-underrepresented-in-uk-publishing-142564

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Gujarat Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Scoping Study Telangana. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: North East Region. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Scoping Study: Madhya Pradesh. British Council.

Bevins, S., Moore, N., Stiell, B., Wolstenholme, C., & Price, G. (2020). STEM and EMI Report: Karnataka. British Council.

Harris, C., & Stiell, B. (2019). Time for Change: What does the available literature tell us about the representation of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds in the UK children’s literature sector? Arts Council England. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2019.3374677492

Stiell, B., Harris, C., & Leather, D. (2019). Time for Change: Black and minority ethnic representation in the children’s literature sector. Arts Council England. http://doi.org/10.7190/cresr.2019.8529879445

Stiell, B., Willis, B., Culliney, M., & Coldwell, M. (2018). International teacher recruitment: understanding the attitudes and experiences of school leaders and teachers. Research Report. London: Department for Education. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713859/International_teacher_recruitment-_attitudes_and_experiences_of_school_leaders_and_teachers.pdf

Batty, E., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Coldwell, M., Stiell, B., & Willis, B. (2018). Children's Community evaluation 2017 report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www4.shu.ac.uk/research/cresr/sites/shu.ac.uk/files/childrens-community-evaluation-2017.pdf

Batty, E., Harris, C., Leather, D., Pearson, S., Wilson, I., Coldwell, M., ... Willis, B. (2018). Children's Communities programme evaluation 2018 report. Save the Children UK. https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/content/dam/gb/reports/education/children%27s_communities_y2_report_final.pdf

Stevenson, J., Demack, S., Stiell, B., Abdi, M., Ghaffar, F., & Hassan, S. (2017). The social mobility challenges faced by young muslims. London: Social Mobility Commission. https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/social-mobility-commission

Coldwell, M., Greany, T., Higgins, S., Brown, C., Maxwell, B., Stiell, B., ... Burns, H. (2017). Evidence-informed teaching: an evaluation of progress in England. Research Report. London, UK: Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/625007/Evidence-informed_teaching_-_an_evaluation_of_progress_in_England.pdf

Straw, S., Coldwell, M., Poet, H., Byrne, E., Stiell, B., & Worth, J. (2017). Maths and physics teacher supply package. London, UK: Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/624769/Maths_and_physics_teacher_supply_package-report.pdf

Boylan, M., Demack, S., Stevens, A., Coldwell, M., & Stiell, B. (2016). An Evaluation of the Further Mathematics Support Programme : Research Report. Sheffield Hallam University. http://furthermaths.org.uk/files/FMSP-Final-Main-Report-for-Publication.pdf

Maxwell, B., Connolly, P., Demack, S., O'Hare, L., Stevens, A., Clague, L., & Stiell, B. (2014). Summer Active Reading Programme : evaluation report and executive summary. London, UK: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/EEF_Evaluation_Report_-_Summer_Active_Reading_Programme_-_October_2014.pdf

Maxwell, B., Connolly, P., Demack, S., O'Hare, L., Stevens, A., Clague, L., & Stiell, B. (2014). TextNow Transition Programme : evaluation report and executive summary. London: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/uploads/pdf/EEF_Evaluation_Report_-_TextNow_Transition_-_October_2014.pdf

Wolstenholme, C., Coldwell, M., & Stiell, B. (2014). Independent Review Panel and First-tier Tribunal Exclusion Appeals systems : Research Report. Department for Education. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/285458/DFE-RR313.pdf

Formby, E., Coldwell, M., Stiell, B., Demack, S., Stevens, A., Shipton, L., ... Willis, B. (2011). Personal, social, healthand economic (PSHE)education: A mappingstudy of the prevalentmodels of delivery andtheir effectiveness. London: Department for Education.

Other publications

Coldron, J.H., Tanner, E., Finch, S., Shipton, L., Wolstenholme, C., Willis, B., ... Stiell, B. (2008). Secondary school admissions. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/DCSF-RR020.pdf

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