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Durham University

School of Education

Staff Profile

Mr Wayne Harrison

Research Student in the School of Education

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Wayne Harrison Durham Profile

Wayne taught science in a number of North East schools before becoming an external teaching and learning consultant. He is a second year ESRC funded PhD student, after completing an MA in Research Methods in Education at Durham in 2015.

His research interests are developing online peer tuition strategies for schools and evidence based education. The main focus of his PhD involve developing school based aggregated trials linked to prospective cumulative meta-analyses.


Research interests:

  • Online peer tutoring
  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Meta-analyses
  • Evidence based practice in schools


Harrison, W. (2015). Online cross-age peer tuition as a transition intervention between primary and secondary schools. Poster presented at 14TH School of Education Research Conference, Birmingham University

Harrison, W. (2016). The development of small scale aggregated trials linked to a prospective cumulative meta-analysis. Bridging the Gap Research Conference presentation, Cambridge University.

Supervised by:

Professor Steve Higgins, Professor Christine Merrell and Professor Carole Torgerson