Enquiries: email

Inaugural PESN conference – 21 January 2022

On 21 January 2022, we will be holding our inaugural PESN conference. It will take place online (on Zoom) from 2-5pm. To ensure maximum time is available for questions, answers and discussion, this conference will be based on a flipped webinar format.

Each participant was asked to write a blog post of roughly 1500-2000 words, which have been uploaded at prior to the conference to allow time for all attendees to read in advance. We invite attendees to submit questions in advance using the comment function so that presenters have time to prepare their answers.

On the day of the conference presenters will have 5mins to verbally present the key elements from their paper (with or without slides) before answering any questions and entering into further discussion for the remaining 15mins. We hope this will encourage lively but fruitful engagement with research topics.

We aim to offer a welcoming, inclusive and supportive space for everyone.

To book a free place to attend the conference:

Conference agenda:

2.15-2.35Neetha Joy“The Advantage of Disadvantage” – A study about lived experiences of disabled teachers.
2.35-2.55Jo Billington“I liked school, but school didn’t like me”: reflections on the autistic mainstream primary school experience. 
2.55-3.15Una LodgeTopic: exploring the construction of ‘disadvantage’ within English secondary schools.
3.45-4.05Dr Julie Ovington, Dr Jo Albin-Clark, Louise Hawxwell, Liz Latto  ‘Matter matters’: Knowledge-ing with kin through collective storytelling.  
4.05-4.25Juliette Bertoldo‘Why is death valuable to think about for education?’: reintegrating death within life for navigating vulnerable times.
4.25-4.45Daniel Adamson‘Textbook portrayals of Britain and the Holocaust.’