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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Dr Rosie Ridgway, EdD, SfHEA

Associate Professor (Teaching) in the School of Education

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Rosie initially trained as a primary school teacher (2004 Durham University) and became both a primary and secondary school teacher in special and mainstream schools in the North East of England. She taught a very diverse range of learners aged between 2 and 16 years old and enjoyed it immensely! While working as a teacher, Rosie studied part time for her MA and Doctorate. In 2012 she left the classroom and joined Durham University School of Education, and is now the enthusiastic teacher of undergraduate and postgraduate students studying education, training to be teachers and/or developing their own research. 

Rosie’s research interests are in education practices which support the learning and achievement of all pupils, developing innovative methodologies and using technologies to support a more inclusive pupil voice. Rosie is also interested in how people reason using different sources of information, and has been working recently on the idea of 'statistical literacy'.

Current Roles: Rosie is Director of the BA Primary Education (QTS) programme. 

Current teaching: Teaching has included contributions to courses at all levels in the School of Education. Current core courses include: Responding to Special Educational Needs (EDUC3271) and Teaching and Learning in the Primary School (EDUS2401).


Completed Supervisions

Collaborative inquiry into service learning: ethical practice through a Pedagogy of CARE.


Research Interests

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Teacher Education


Journal Article

Chapter in book

  • Ridgway, R. (2017). Supporting Deaf Learners. In Looking after Literacy: A Whole Child Approach to Effective Literacy Interventions. Walker-Gleaves, C. & Waugh, D. London: Sage. 101-118.
  • Ridgway, R. (2017). Supporting struggling learners: teachers, learners, and labels of SEN. In Looking after Literacy: A Whole Child Approach to Effective Literacy Interventions. Walker-Gleaves, C. & Waugh, D. London: Sage. 67-86.
  • Ridgway, R. (2017). Writing through Computing. In Inviting Writing: Teaching and Learning Writing Across the Primary Curriculum. Bushnell, A. & Waugh, D. London: Sage. 96-109.

Conference Paper

Conference Proceeding

  • Ridgway, R., Nicholoson, J. & Ridgway, J. (2019). Citizen Empowerment - changing the face of statistical literacy. ISI World Statistics Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia..

Doctoral Thesis

Working Paper