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Research interests

Through my research I try to reflect both the complexity and human agency at the heart of education. I am also interested in how digital technologies bring both opportunities and tensions to the processes of education and professional learning.

My research is predicated on the belief that the complexities of professional learning and teacher development can only be addressed through methodological innovation, hence my interest in narrative and life history methodologies as well as design-based and mixed methods of education research.

Supervisory Interests

I supervise doctoral students in various areas relating to:

  • professional learning
  • teacher education and development
  • pedagogy
  • digital technologies.

I have particularly expertise in qualitative methods drawing on narrative and biographical methodologies. My recently completed and current doctoral supervision address the following areas:

  • Mobile Learning in Saudi Higher Education - (Completed 2017)
  • Digital Tools, Spaces and Places as Mediators of Youth Work Practice - (Completed 2017)
  • The Phenomenon of Learning and Applying Anatomy for Podiatry Practice - (Submitted)
  • A cross generational study of how English subject teachers use narrative to make sense of and describe significant moments of their teaching careers (Current)
  • The enablers of, and barriers to, reading for pleasure in the Key Stage 3 English curriculum? (Current)
  • The participation rights of young children in early childhood education and care settings (Current)


Education/Academic qualification




External positions

External Examiner MA, St Mary's University, Twickenham

1 Sep 201431 Oct 2018

Editorial Board, Technology Pedagogy and Education

1 Sep 2014 → …

External Examiner PhD, British University in Dubai

… → 22 Jun 2017

PhD First Opponent, University of Agder

… → 14 Sep 2018

External Examiner PhD, University of Nottingham

… → 16 Jan 2018

External Examiner PhD, University of Southampton

… → 27 Feb 2017


  • L Education (General)
  • Teacher Development
  • Professional Learning
  • Pedagogy
  • Digital Sociology
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Narrative Ecology
  • Learning Theory
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Teacher Agency
  • Praxis

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Keith Turvey is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

teacher Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
narrative Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
ecology Social Sciences
primary school Social Sciences
student teacher Social Sciences
schoolchild Social Sciences

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Research Output 2005 2018

Humanising as innovation in a cold climate of [so-called-evidence-based] teacher education

Turvey, K., 23 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Education for Teaching. 45, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Innovation in teacher education: towards a critical re-examination

Ellis, V., Souto-Manning, M. & Turvey, K., 30 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Education for Teaching. 45, 1, p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social justice

Learning analytics and its metrics – approaching an educational frame via a social semiotic pathway

Bachmair, B., Turvey, K., Cook, J. & Pachler, N., 20 Sep 2018, In : Medienimpulse. 3, p. 1-17 17 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
mass communication

Looking back, moving forward: Impact and measurability of the use of educational technology

Pachler, N. & Turvey, K., 26 Oct 2018, Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education. Voogt, J., Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Lai, K. W. (eds.). New York: Springer, (Springer International Handbooks of Education).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

educational technology

Tablet devices in education - beyond face value

Turvey, K. & Pachler, N., 24 Jan 2018, Enhancing Learning and Teaching with Technology; What the research says. Luckin, R. (ed.). London: UCL IOE Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearch

Open Access

Activities 2019 2019

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial work

Journal of Education for Teaching (Journal)

Viv Ellis (Editor), Mariana Souto-Manning (Editor), Keith Turvey (Editor)
Jan 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Innovation in Teacher Education: Toward a Critical Reexamination

Keith Turvey (Presenter), Goodwin Lin (Presenter), Bruce Burnett (Presenter), Jo Lampert (Presenter), Michael Dominguez (Presenter), Thomas Philip (Presenter), Mariana Souto-Manning (Presenter), Christine Harrison (Presenter)
6 Apr 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Humanizing Research Evidence in Education: What it is, why it matters and how we can do it.

Keith Turvey (Presenter)
27 Jun 2019

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk