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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 experience of doctoral supervision includes a number of successful completions and current students, as well as significant experience of doctoral examinations both nationally and internationally.


  • Mobile Learning in Saudi Higher Education
  • Digital Tools, Spaces and Places as Mediators of Youth Work Practice
  • The Phenomenon of Learning and Applying Anatomy for Podiatry Practice


  • A cross generational study of how English subject teachers use narrative to make sense of and describe significant moments of their teaching careers
  • The enablers of, and barriers to, reading for pleasure in the Key Stage 3 English curriculum?
  • The participation rights of young children in early childhood education and care settings


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Brighton


Award Date: 1 Dec 2011



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

External Examiner PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University

… → 21 Jan 2020

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

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Research Output

Design principles for fostering pedagogical provenance through research in technology supported learning

Turvey, K. & Pachler, N., 30 Oct 2019, In : Computers and Education. 146, 103736.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Open Access
  • Teachers have been let down by a decade of inaction on digital technologies

    Turvey, K. & Pachler, N., 2020, The Conversation.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Collaboration and personalisation in teacher education; the case of blogging

    Turvey, K. & Hayler, M., 24 Aug 2017, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 68, p. 42-52 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Professional provenance and the narrative construction of ‘reality’ in education

    Turvey, K., 23 Oct 2019, Storying the Public Intellectual: Commentaries on the Impact and Influence of the Work of Ivor Goodson. Sikes, P. & Novakovic, Y. (eds.). 1st ed. Routledge

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

  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial work
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Design principles for developing pedagogical provenance in a higher education landscape of increasing datafication

    Keith Turvey (Presenter) & Norbert Pachler (Presenter)

    29 Nov 2019

    Activity: External talk or presentationOral presentation

    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

    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

    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