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Faculty of Education Health and Community

Dr Grant Stanley

Dr Grant Stanley

Telephone: 0151 231 5360

Biography

Research Assistant on the EHC Faculty Research Support Team.

Publications

Highlighted publications

Stanley G, Stronach I. 2013. Raising and doubling ‘standards' in professional discourse: a critical bid Journal of Education Policy, 28 :291-305 >DOI

Fowler Z, Stanley G, Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O. 2013. Research capacity building with new technologies within new communities of practice: Reflections on the first year of the Teacher Education Research Network Professional Development in Education, 39 :222-239 >DOI

Jones M, Stanley G. 2010. Collaborative action research: A democratic undertaking or a web of collusion and compliance? International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 33 :151-163 >DOI

Journal Articles

Giles EL, Coulton S, Deluca P, Drummond C, Howel D, Kaner E, McColl E, McGovern R, Scott S, Stamp E, Sumnall H, Tate L, Todd L, Vale L, Albani V, Boniface S, Ferguson J, Frankham J, Gilvarry E, Hendrie N, Howe N, McGeechan GJ, Stanley G, Newbury-Birch D. 2016. Multicentre individual randomised controlled trial of screening and brief alcohol intervention to prevent risky drinking in young people aged 14-15 in a high school setting (SIPS JR-HIGH): study protocol BMJ OPEN, 6 >DOI >Link

Stanley G, Stronach I. 2013. Raising and doubling ‘standards' in professional discourse: a critical bid Journal of Education Policy, 28 :291-305 >DOI

Fowler Z, Stanley G, Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O. 2013. Research capacity building with new technologies within new communities of practice: Reflections on the first year of the Teacher Education Research Network Professional Development in Education, 39 :222-239 >DOI

Jones, M, Stanley G. 2011. Mission impossible: collaborative action research as game, ritual and real International Review of Qualitative Research, 4 :233-253

Jones M, Stanley G, McNamara O, Murray J. 2011. Facilitating teacher educators’ professional learning through a regional research capacity building network Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 39 :263-275 >DOI

Jones M, Stanley G. 2010. Collaborative action research: A democratic undertaking or a web of collusion and compliance? International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 33 :151-163 >DOI

Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O, Stanley G. 2009. Capacity = expertise x motivation x opportunities: factors in capacity building in teacher education in England Journal of Education for Teaching: International research and pedagogy, 35 :391-408 >DOI

Jones M, Stanley G. 2008. Children’s lost voices: Ethical issues in relation to undertaking collaborative, practice-based projects involving schools and the wider community Educational Action Research, 16 :31-41 >DOI

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Peiser G, Stanley G. 2015. Free access to the concert hall of an acclaimed orchestra: A Vice-Chancellor's vision and the student experience BERA Conference 2015

Walsh B, Cronin S, Smears E, Adams J, Stanley G, Elton-Chalcraft S, Hiett, S. Creativity and Beginning Teachers; beliefs and attitudes in times of policy emergence and political change BERA

McNamara O, Campbell A, Jones M, Stanley G. Sustaining learning communities: The impact of mentoring pre-service teachers on whole school professional development in England Annual Conference of the Australian Association

Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O, Stanley G. Research capacity building in teacher education: a case study from England European Conference on Educational Research (ECER)

McNamara O, Boyd P, Jones M, Murray J, Stanley G, Qasim S. A study of self-evaluation in initial teacher education in England: a tool of governmentality? British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA)

Stanley G, Murphy J, Jones M. Adoption and Implementation of a Novel Way to Deliver the Curriculum: A Case Study of a Secondary School's Use of the Opening Minds Curriculum with Year 7 Students British Educational Research Association Conference (BERA)

Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O, Stanley G. Strengthening Teacher Education and its Research Bases through Capacity Building: who learns what, why and how? Australian Association for Researchin Education, AARE 2010International Education Research Conference

Stanley G, Jones M, Dixon M, Murphy J, Renwick F, Stretton D, Walsh B. Raising achievement by addressing the needs of all children during transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3 – a collaborative action research project between Liverpool John Moores University, Partner Schools and Local Authority staff Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2008

Jones M, Stanley G. Juggling jelly or navigating the interface of professional and academic cultures in a collaborative action research project Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) Conference 2008

Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O, Stanley G. Networking as a Strategy for Building Research Capacity in Teacher Education. Symposium on the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN) project BERA 2009

Jones M, McNamara O, Murray J, Stanley G. Facilitating Teacher Educators’ Professional Learning: Evaluating the Impact of a Collaborative, Regional Research Capacity Building Programme European Conference on Educational Research (ECER) 2009

Jones M, Stanley G. Mission impossible: collaborative action research as game, ritual and real International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI) 2010

Jones M, Stanley G. The Teacher Education Research Network (TERN): A Vehicle for Research Capacity Building and Professional Learning Edge Hill University Centre for Learner Identity Studies (CLIS) Conference 2010

Jones M, Stanley G. Deconstructing the myth of collaborative action research: a democratic undertaking or a web of collusion and compliance? BERA 2010

Reports

McNamara O, Boyd P, Jones M, Murray J, Qassim S, Stanley G. 2011. Initial Teacher Education Annual Self Evaluation: Review of the SED/A study undertaken on behalf of the Universities’ Council for the Education of Teachers

Jones M, Campbell A, McNamara O, Stanley G. 2009. Developing professional learning communities - the hidden curriculum of ITE mentoring :06-08

Murray J, Jones M, McNamara O, Stanley G. 2009. Evaluation of the Teacher Education Research Network (TERN: Report for the Economic and Social Research Council.

Jones M, Campbell A, McNamara O, Stanley G. The Impact of ITE Partnerships on Teachers’ Professional Learning and Development: A Selection of Case Stories of Good Practice. Report to the Teacher Development Agency for Schools

Chapters

Murray J, McNamara O, Jones M, Stanley G. 2011. Institutional re-orientation attempts and their effects on academics in teacher education: a case study from England Adamson R, Nixon J, Su F. The Reorientation of Higher Education: compliance and defiance Springer. London & Hong Kong

Engagement & Impact

Conference organisation:

Conference name: TERN ESRC Seminar Series on Workplace Learning in Teacher Education, Position: Management Team Member along with Prof Olwen McNamara (The University of Manchester), Prof Marion Jones (Liverpool John Moores University) and Prof Jean Murray (University of East London), URL: http://ternesrcseminars.net/TERNseminars.htm

External collaboration:

Institution: TDA funded collaborative project: 'The impact of ITE partnerships on teachers’ professional learning and development:- a case study of examples of good practice’, Collaborator: Team member of research project which included researchers from Leeds Metropolitan University, Liverpool John Moores University and The University of Manchster.

Institution: Esmee Fairbairn-funded Creativity Project: 'An Investigation into the Understanding and Implementation of State Guidance and Policy on Creativity by Intending and recently Qualified Teachers’, Collaborator: Team memeber of research team which includes researchers from Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University, University of Chester and University of Cumbria.

Institution: City of Learning Collaborative Action Research Project (COLCARP), Collaborator: Team member of resarch project involving staff from three secondary schools in a local LA and LJMU researchers

Institution: Everton in the Community sporting charity, Collaborator: Co- principal investigator with Prof Marion Jones for a research project involving Steve Johnson and Andrew Brady of Everton in the Community working with researchers from LJMU.(the project 'A Study of the Everton in the Community pan-disability coaching programme in mainstream and special schools')

URL: http://www.tlrp.org/tern, Institution: Teacher Education Research Network (TERN), Collaborator: Management Team Member involved in supporting a research network composed of universities in North West England involved in initial teacher education. I work collaboratively with Prof Marion Jones (Liverpool John Moores University), Prof Olwen McNamara (The University of Manchester) and Prof Jean Murray (University of East London).

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, EUROPEAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, http://www.eera-ecer.eu/

Member, British Educational Research Association

Research Grants Awarded:

The Liverpool Comino Centre, A Study of the Everton in the Community pan-disability coaching programme in mainstream and special schools, Prof Marion Jones (Liverpool John Moores University), Grant value (£): 33,750