Ailsa Fidler

School of Education


2021, University College London, United Kingdom, MA (History) Education
2018, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Eduscation
1993, Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, PGCE
1991, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) History
University of Reading, United Kingdom, PhD candidate

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, Education, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Professional Tutor in Primary Education, Education, Liverpool Hope University, 2017 - 2022
Associate Tutor, Liverpool Hope University, 2014 - 2017


Fidler A. 2022. History in England's Primary Schools: what do secondary history teachers need to know? HA update. Teaching History, :6-8 Publisher Url

Fidler A. 2022. Wangari Maathai as a significant individual: positive representation within a broad and balanced curriculum Primary History, :34-38 Publisher Url

Fidler A, Stow C. 2022. Mentoring student teachers Primary History, :44-48 Publisher Url

Journal article

Fidler A. 2022. How far did the toppling of the Colston statue in 2020 impact upon primary history subject-leaders’ curriculum decision-making in North-West England? Education 3-13, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fidler A. 2020. More than just a word list: embedding progress in historical vocabulary teaching Primary History, 84 :30-33 Publisher Url

Conference presentation:

Support for new primary history teachers, their school mentors and initial teacher training tutors, HEIRNET 2023, Stockholm, Joint presentation with Sue Temple and Helen Crawford. 2023

'Come together': using popular music in primary and secondary history learning and teaching with David Ingledew and Damienne Clarke, Historical Association conference 2022, Bristol, Oral presentation. 2022

Developing a community among history educators (co-presented with Clare Stow, CCU), Historical Association conference 2022, Oral presentation. 2022

Primary and secondary history: developing a shared understanding, HTEN mini-conference, Online, Round-table. 2022

Wangari Maathai: positive representation within a broad and balanced curriculum, Historical Association Annual Conference, Online, Webinar. 2021

More than just a word list: embedding progress in historical vocabulary teaching, Historical Association Annual Conference, Stratford upon Avon, Oral presentation. 2019

Other Professional Activity:

Trustee of the Historical Association. 2023

External committees:

History specialist advisory group for developing teacher support around climate change and sustainability education, IoE at UCL, Group member. 2022

Expert panel for the model history curriculum, DfE, Panel member, 2022

History Teacher Educators' Network Committee, HTEN, Historical Association representative. 2021

Primary Committee, Historical Association, Committee member, 2020


Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association, Historical Association. 2020

FHEA, Higher Education Academy. 2018


Chartered Teacher of History, Historical Association. 2019