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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 most recent research focuses on the relationship between new technologies and literacies within and beyond educational contexts. I was previously an editor of the journal Literacy and have led and contributed to a series of research and evaluation projects funded by organisations such as British Academy, Booktrust, UKLA, JISC and The Education Endowment Fund. I am President Elect and joint Research Convener for the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), and also co-convene the UKLA Digital Literacies special interest group.

My books include New Media in the Classroom: Rethinking Primary Literacy (with Guy Merchant for Sage), New Literacies around the Globe (published by Routledge and co-edited with Julia Davies, Guy Merchant and Jennifer Rowsell for Routledge), The Case of the iPad: Mobile Literacies in Education (with Guy Merchant, Alyson Simpson and Maureen Walsh for Springer) and Literacy, Media, Technology: past, present and future (with Becky Parry and Guy Merchant for Bloomsbury).

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