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Tara Fenwick

Tara Fenwick

Current Appointments

Professor of Education, University of Stirling 

Director of Research at the School of Education, University of Stirling

Director of ProPEL, the International Network for Research in Professional Practice, Education and Learning based at the University of Stirling

Associate Director, Scottish Institute for Policing Research, University of Dundee

E-mail: tara.fenwick@stir.ac.uk


Educational Background

PhD, Educational Policy Studies

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Personal Biography

Dr. Tara Fenwick is Professor of Education and Director of Research at the School of Education, University of Stirling, UK. She is also Director of ProPEL, the international network for research in Professional Practice, Education and Learning based at the University of Stirling, and Associate Director for the Scottish Institute for Policing Research based at University of Dundee. Dr. Fenwick sits on Council for the Economic and Social Research Council, the UK's national funding body, and is Chair of the ESRC Capability Committee. Her research focuses on professional work and knowledge, changing professionalisms, cultures of work, and sociomaterial theories of practice and learning.

Recent books include:

Reconceptualising professional learning: sociomaterial knowledges and practices (with M Nerland, Routledge 2014)

Governing knowledge: comparison, knowledge-based technologies and expertise in the regulation of education (with J Ozga and E Margez, Routledge 2014).

Dr. Fenwick’s forthcoming book is Professional Responsibility and Professionalism in New Regimes: A sociomaterial examination (Routledge 2016).

http://www.stir.ac.uk/education/staff-directory/academic/tara-fenwick/