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Research Profile

  • Paul Bracey first studied Economic History at the University of Leeds. He attained an upper second class degree and went on to study an MA in History and PGCE at the University of Birmingham.

    He has taught in five schools. He was seconded for two years to lecture PGCE students at Birmingham University. He came to the University of Northampton in 1997 as a Senior Lecturer in History Education.

    In 2008 he was awarded a PhD in Education from Birmingham University which examined the significance of an Irish Dimension in the English History Curriculum.

    Articles based on his thesis have been published in the following journals –History of Education and Educational Review. He passed the PhD Supervision Module from the University of Northampton in 2009.

    He is Secretary of Midlands History Forum; member of the Historical Association Primary Committee and Editorial Panel and a member of the DfE/TDA initiated History Expert Group. He also regularly reviews journal articles. He has experience as an external examiner at three universities including the role as chief examiner.

    • BA Foundation Subjects Year 1
    • BA Foundation Subjects Year 2
    • BA History Specialism Year 1 –Module Leader
    • BA History Specialism Year 2- Module Leader
    • BA History Specialism Year 3 –Module Leader
    • BA Principal Module
    • MA/PGCE Teaching and Learning and Assessment
  • Paul’s main area of research interest is teaching diversity in history. He has published in this area and a recent analysis of the teaching of Black History is due for publication.  He is also interested in other aspects of history education such children’s learning outside the classroom.

    He is currently supervising one PhD student and 11 undergraduate dissertations.

    In addition to writing in academic journals he regularly contributes to teacher journal publications and was editor of Autumn 2015 publication of Primary History.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Paul Bracey’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.