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Durham University

School of Education

Research Projects

Dr Louise Gascoine

Assistant Professor in the School of Education

Contact Dr Louise Gascoine

Affiliate of the Durham University Evidence Centre for Education


Louise has a mixed method research background and her interests focus on metacognition, pupil views of learning and wellbeing in education. She is also interested in systematic reviewing and the evaluation of educational interventions. Louise is currently Principal Investigator on an EEF funded evaluation of ReflectED that spans both the University of York and Durham University. 

Louise graduated from the University of St Andrews with MA Honours Geography in 2005. After gaining SEN school based experience and completing a Certificate in Psychology, she trained to teach secondary Geography at Newcastle University (QTS, 2008). She then completed her M.Ed in Practitioner Enquiry (part-time) with distinction, whilst teaching in a wide variety of school settings in North East England. Louise was awarded a Durham Doctoral Studentship for PhD study in the School of Education (completed 2016), her PhD focussed on developmental trends in metacognitive awareness using Pupil Views Templates (PVTs) and included a systematic review of methods used to measure or assess metacognition.

Research Groups

Research Projects

  • A systematic review of the international literature on effective professional development interventions for groups of welfare professionals
  • Development of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit , the EEF Database and NPD Analysis and Data Archive 2018-2021
  • Evaluation of ABRA
  • Evaluation of ReflectED


Book review

  • Mitchell, C. (2012). Doing Visual Research. International Journal of Research & Method in Education 35: 326-328.

Chapter in book

Conference Paper

Journal Article


Selected Grants

  • 2017: ABRA Trial (£18135.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)
  • 2017: Evaluation of 'ReflectED Metacognition' (£20971.00 from Education Endowment Foundation)