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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Dr Louise Gascoine, MA (honours), PGCert, PGCE, MEd, PhD

Assistant Professor in the School of Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44231
Room number: ED127A

(email at

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, in particular the process and implementation of interventions and the importance of participant voice within this. Louise is currently Principal Investigator on an EEF funded evaluation of ReflectED being jointly conducted by the University of York and Durham University. Louise teaches on the BA Education Studies and on the MA in Education, on the MA she convenes a practitioner enquiry based module (Education Enquiry). 

Louise is a Geographer originally, completing her undergraduate studies at the University of St Andrews. After working as a Teaching Assistant and completing a Certificate in Psychology, she trained to teach secondary Geography at Newcastle University (QTS, 2008). She completed her M.Ed in Practitioner Enquiry (part-time), 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.

Indicators of Esteem

  • Peer reviewing :

    Journals: Review of Education, British Educational Research Journal, Systematic Reviews, Impact (Chartered College of Teaching)

    EEF: Systematic Reviews and Rapid Evidence Assessments

  • Professional memberships: British Educational Research Association (BERA)
  • Scholarship: Durham Doctoral Studentship for PhD study in the School of Education, Durham University (2011 - 2014)


Research Interests

  • Implementation and process evaluation in educational interventions
  • Metacognition
  • Voice in learning
  • Wellbeing

Research Groups

Research Projects


Journal Article

Chapter in book

Book review

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

Conference Paper