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Josephine Booth

Dr Josephine Booth BA Hons, MSc, MSc, PhD

Principal Research Fellow


Summary

I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2009 following the successful completion of my PhD at the University of Sheffield. I also hold a BA (Hons) in History and two Master of Science degrees. I lead and contribute to research and knowledge exchange projects for a number of funders, including Wellcome, the Education Endowment Foundation, the Department of Education, OfSTED and the Youth Endowment Fund.

About

I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2009 following the successful completion of my PhD at the University of Sheffield. I also hold a BA (Hons) in History and two Master of Science degrees.

I have a wide range of research interests including initial teacher education routes, education on climate change and the environment more broadly, teacher professional development, and teacher use of research evidence. I lead and contribute to research and knowledge exchange projects for a number of funders, including Wellcome, the Education Endowment Foundation, the Department of Education, OfSTED and the Youth Endowment Fund.

Before undertaking my PhD, I worked in the third sector, for the National Trust in the Policy and Strategy Directorate. I also have extensive experience of working in the private sector, mainly in IT and project management.

I am co-director of the Wipro Teacher Fellow and Teacher Mentor Programme and also Co-lead of the Research Engagement Practice Network - https://repn.shu.ac.uk/

Teaching

Sheffield Institute of Education

College of Social Sciences and Arts

Subject area or group:

  • Sheffield Institute of Education

Research

Featured research projects:

  • https://www.shu.ac.uk/sheffield-institute-education-research/projects/making-change-happen-in-teacher-professional-development
  • https://www.shu.ac.uk/sheffield-institute-education-research/projects/research-into-supporting-teachers-of-science
  • https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/wiproteacherfellow/
  • https://www.shu.ac.uk/sheffield-institute-education-research/projects/reach-primary

European Commission

Publications

Journal articles

Perry, E., & Booth, J. (2021). The practices of professional development facilitators. Professional development in education. http://doi.org/10.1080/19415257.2021.1973073

Booth, J. (2021). Diversity in teacher education - perspectives on a school-led system [book review]. Journal of Education for Teaching. http://doi.org/10.1080/02607476.2021.1967703

Booth, J., Coldwell, M., Müller, L.-.M., Perry, E., & Zuccollo, J. (2021). Mid-Career Teachers: A Mixed Methods Scoping Study of Professional Development, Career Progression and Retention. Education Sciences, 11 (6). http://doi.org/10.3390/educsci11060299

Muller, L.-.M., Booth, J., Coldwell, M., Perry, E., & Zuccollo, J. (2021). Continuous professional development and career progression in mid-career teachers. Impact, 11. https://impact.chartered.college/article/continuous-professional-development-progression-mid-career-teachers/

Bevins, S., Price, G., & Booth, J. (2019). The I files, the truth is out there: science teachers’ constructs of inquiry. International journal of science education, 41 (4), 533-545. http://doi.org/10.1080/09500693.2019.1568605

Armsworth, P.R., Cantú-Salazar, L., Parnell, M., Booth, J.E., Stoneman, R., & Davies, Z.G. (2013). Opportunities for cost-sharing in conservation: variation in volunteering effort across protected areas. PloS one, 8 (1), e55395. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0055395

Booth, J.E., Gaston, K.J., Evans, K.L., & Armsworth, P.R. (2011). The value of species rarity in biodiversity recreation: A birdwatching example. Biological conservation, 144 (11), 2728-2732. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2011.02.018

Booth, J.O.S.E.P.H.I.N.E.E., Gaston, K.E.V.I.N.J., & Armsworth, P.A.U.L.R. (2009). Public understanding of protected area designation. Biological conservation, 142 (12), 3196-3200. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2009.07.024

Booth, J.E., Gaston, K.J., & Armsworth, P.R. (n.d.). Who Benefits from Recreational Use of Protected Areas? Ecology and Society, 15 (3). http://doi.org/10.5751/es-03450-150319

Boylan, M., Adams, G., Perry, E., & Booth, J. (n.d.). Re-imagining transformative professional learning for critical teacher professionalism: a conceptual review. Professional Development in Education.

Book chapters

Booth, J., Perry, E., & Boylan, M. (2019). Understanding teaching as a profession. In Scutt, C., & Harrison, S. (Eds.) Teacher CPD: International trends, opportunities and challenges. (pp. 35-41). https://chartered.college/international-teacher-cpd-report

Perry, E., Boylan, M., & Booth, J. (2019). Quality assurance in teacher professional development. In Scutt, C., & Harrison, S. (Eds.) Teacher CPD: International trends, opportunities and challenges. (pp. 86-93). https://chartered.college/international-teacher-cpd-report

Booth, J., & Byrne, E. (2019). Science education funding in Europe and the inspiration for Chain Reaction. In Bevins, S., Lehane, L., & Booth, J. (Eds.) Comparative perspectives on inquiry-based science education. (pp. 12-32). ICI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5439-4.ch002

Bevins, S., Lehane, L., & Booth, J. (2019). Reflections on inquiry. In Bevins, S., Lahane, L., & Booth, J. (Eds.) Comparative perspectives on inquiry-based science education. (pp. 197-210). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-5439-4.ch012

Books

Bevins, S., Lehane, L., & Booth, J. (2019). Comparative Perspectives on Inquiry-Based Science Education. IGI Global.

Reports

Maxwell, B., Booth, J., Bevins, S., Halliday, J., Hotham, E., Nelson, J., ... Andrade, J. (2022). Supporting science teachers to engage with and carry out research. Sheffield Hallam University. https://www.shu.ac.uk/sheffield-institute-education-research/projects/research-into-supporting-teachers-of-science

Perry, E., Halliday, J., Booth, J., Wolstenholme, C., & Boylan, M. (2022). Researching professional development leaders: investigating support for ‘remote’ professional development leaders. Ogden Trust. https://www.ogdentrust.com/about-us/publications-and-research/researching-professional-development-leaders/

Culliney, M., Daniels, K., Booth, J., Coldwell, M., & Demack, S. (2021). REACH Primary Evaluation Report. Education Endowment Foundation. https://d2tic4wvo1iusb.cloudfront.net/documents/projects/REACH_report_v5-final.pdf

Pountney, R., Booth, J., & Campbell, R. (2021). Evaluation of the GROW programme report. Sheffield Hallam University. https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/grow/2022/02/08/evaluation-of-phase-1-of-the-grow-programme/

Booth, J., & Reaney-Wood, S. (2020). Doncaster Opportunity Area Essential Life Skills programme research and tool development project.

Perry, E., Boylan, M., & Booth, J. (2019). Quality Assurance of Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development : Rapid Evidence Review. Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation. https://wellcome.ac.uk/reports/quality-assurance-teachers-continuing-professional-development

Perry, E., Owen, D., Booth, J., & Bower, K. (2019). The Curriculum for Initial Teacher Education: Literature Review. Ofsted.

Reaney-Wood, S., & Booth, J. (2019). Doncaster Opportunity Area Essential Life Skills programme evaluation Briefing paper 2: Scale development.

Booth, J., Reaney-Wood, S., & Willis, B. (2019). Doncaster Opportunity Area Essential Life Skills programme evaluation Briefing paper 1: Rapid Literature Review.

Perry, E., Boylan, M., Booth, J., & Coldwell, M. (2017). Connecting research and teacher education : quality enhancement for ITE Partnerships. Cardiff: Welsh Government. http://learning.gov.wales/resources/browse-all/connecting-research-and-teacher-education/?lang=en

Byrne, E., Booth, J., Bevins, S., & Bullough, A. (2017). Chain reaction final report. SCIENTEX.

Presentations

Monkhouse, J., & Booth, J. (2022). Teaching Assistants' Insights following a one-to-one Year 3 Reading Intervention: Gentle negotiations. Presented at: 2022 United Kingdom Literacy Association International Conference, McDonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

Perry, E., Booth, J., Boylan, M., & Adams, G. (2020). Professionalism and professional development: modelling a dynamicrelationship. Presented at: International Professional Development Association, Online conference

Perry, E., Booth, J., & Boylan, M. (2019). Quality, quality assurance, and teacher professional development: what's at issue. Presented at: British Educational Research Association conference, Manchester

Perry, E., Boodt, S., & Booth, J. (2018). Perspectives on professional development: exploring motivation, learning and facilitation. Presented at: Border Crossings: Professional Development in the 21st Century, Birmingham

Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate supervision: 

  • Supervision on MA Education, MA Professional Practice and Education, MA Autism
  • Supervisor on Doctorate in Education
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