Joanne Barrow is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton (UoN), where she specialises in supporting the wider education community, supporting and developing others through mentoring and coaching strategies, teacher education, online learning and English education, particularly reading, drama, taking English outdoors and children’s literature. Her role at UoN involves teaching on postgraduate teacher education courses, including the Online MA Education, the PGCE Top Up and primary English for Initial Teacher Education.
Joanne’s research interests include educational leadership and influences of reading comprehension and reading for pleasure for primary age children, which is the focus of Joanne’s Educational Doctorate Thesis.
Joanne is a member of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and the Northamptonshire Children’s Book Group, part of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, she is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Joanne acts as a reviewer for Routledge and for peer reviewed journals, including the International Journal for Early Years and English in Education.
In 2021, Joanne was involved in an application for a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) from Advance HE for the work of a team of colleagues who have worked together for several years on the theme of Technology for Active Distance Learning (Tech4ADL). This award recognises collaborative work that has demonstrated impact on teaching and learning, and the team has been chosen to be nominated by the University.