Cathie Lacey

EdD Researcher

Cathie LaceyCurrent Status

Part-time EdD

Research Topic

Construction of professional/personal identity for ESOL teachers; CPD and ITT

Research Summary


Research Interests

  • Teacher identity
  • Use of eportfolios and blogs with students
  • Adult ESOL
  • Teacher education
  • Linguistic ethnography
  • Observation of teaching
  • Critical conversations

Research Supervisor

Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker



Membership in Research and Professional Organisations

  • Language Studies Student Group


Space, Resistance, and Identities: University-Based Teacher Educators Developing a Community of Practice, Margaret Herrington, Alex Kendall, Julie Hughes, Cathie Lacey, Rob Smith, Vanessa Dye, Rachel Baig, and Matt O'Leary. In Communities of Practice: Creating Learning Environments for Educators edited by Chris Komble, Paul Hildreth Published by Information Age Pub Inc, 2008

Short article in RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacy - May 2007) Conversations with Margaret Herrington ‘New Standards in Teaching Education – again’

Conference Papers and Presentations

June 2008 - University of Hertfordshire – Third International Blended Learning conference. With Julie Hughes and David Wise ‘ Beyond projects and piloting- embedding an eportfolio in a PGCE – an innovation too far?

June 2007 - Becoming part of the ESOL blogging village, ISTE conference, Sterling

May 2006 - University of Wolverhampton, School of Education conference ‘Using blogs with pre service ESOL teachers’

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