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.
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.
Social Sciences and Arts
In Semester 2: 2014/15
Education, Power and Control
Families and Kinship: A Global Perspective: Education
- Centre for Education and Inclusion 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.
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.
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.19220.127.116.11
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.1918.104.22.168
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.
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).
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
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.
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