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Cathy Burnett

Professor Cathy Burnett BA, PGCE, MEd, EdD

Professor of Literacy and Education


I am Professor of Literacy and Education at Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University. My research has focused predominantly on the relationship between new technologies and literacies within and beyond educational contexts from a sociomaterial perspective, with a recent interest in the relationship between research methods and practice. I have published widely in these areas and my books include Undoing the Digital: Literacy and Sociomaterialism (with Guy Merchant for Routledge) and New Media in the Classroom: Rethinking Primary Literacy (with Guy Merchant for Sage). I am on the editorial boards for Literacy and Journal of Early Childhood Literacy and on the editorial review boards for Journal of Literacy Research and Australian Journal for Language and Literacy. I am also a Trustee and President of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA).

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