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Dr Jo Frankham

Biography

I am the Postgraduate Research Coordinator in the School of Education and, as such, oversee Research Students' support and development. I lead the Doctoral Study Group which focuses on research methodologies. My primary interest and experience is in the field of qualitative/interpretive approaches, with an emphasis on ethnography. I welcome informal enquiries from anyone wishing to study a Ph.D in education.

I was a middle school teacher in Norwich before doing my Ph.D in HIV prevention and AIDS education. I then worked in contract research for 6 years at the Centre for Applied Research in Education at the University of East Anglia, carrying out empirical research with teenagers and parents on sex and sexualities education and HIV/AIDS education. I moved to Manchester University, where I worked for ten years, to lead the Masters and Ph.D research training programmes. During that time, funded research included work with African-Caribbean young men in Manchester high schools (funded by Cariocca Education Trust), with ‘hard to reach’ young men on attitudes to health information and advice (funded by Knowsley Council) and case study work with children and young people who had been permanently excluded from school (funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation). I also led ESRC funded research which explored the rhetorics and realities of carrying out research in partnership with service users.

More recently I have carried out research on the policy context of continuing professional development of teachers in Higher Education. I received funding from the British Academy/Leverhulme to carry out a critical evaluation of the effects of the NSS on higher education. I have also published on the effects of The Teaching Excellence Framework on HE. I am currently writing a book about adoption, drawing on both personal experience and accounts about adoption in the public domain.

I am Editor (with Carrie Paechter) of the international journal Pedagogy, Culture and Society.

Degrees

University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, Ph.D
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, B.Ed (Hons)

Publications

Highlighted publications

Frankham J, Tracy F. 2012. Troubling the field of service user involvement in research Contemporary Social Science, 7 :73-89

Frankham J, Smears E. 2012. Choosing not choosing: The indirections of ethnography and educational research Discourse (Abingdon): studies in the cultural politics of education, 33 :361-375 >DOI

Frankham JM, Hiett S. 2011. The Master's in Teaching and Learning: Expanding Utilitarianism in the continuing professional development of teachers. Journal Education Policy, 26 :803-818 >DOI

Frankham J, Edwards-Kerr D. 2009. Long story ... Beyond 'technologies' of knowing in case study work with permanently excluded young people INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, 13 :409-422 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Frankham J. 2017. Employability and higher education: the follies of the "Productivity Challenge' in the Teaching Excellence Framework JOURNAL OF EDUCATION POLICY, 32 :628-641 >DOI >Link

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

Stronach I, Clarke J, Frankham J. 2014. Economic 'revelations' and the metaphors of the meltdown: an educational deconstruction BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 40 :319-336 >DOI >Link

Frankham J, Stronach I, Bibi-Nawaz S, Cahill G, Cui V, Dymoke K, Thi Thuy Dung M, Lungka P, Mat-Som H, Mohd Khir M. 2014. De-skilling data analysis: The virtues of dancing in the dark International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 37 :87-100 >DOI

Stronach I, Frankham J, Bibi-Nawaz S, Cahill G, Cui V, Dymoke K, Mohd Khir M. 2013. The X-Factor: Performing Reflexivity as Indeterminate Praxis Qualitative Inquiry, 19 :288-297

Frankham J, Tracy F. 2012. Troubling the field of service user involvement in research Contemporary Social Science, 7 :73-89

Frankham J, Smears E. 2012. Choosing not choosing: The indirections of ethnography and educational research Discourse (Abingdon): studies in the cultural politics of education, 33 :361-375 >DOI

Frankham JM, Hiett S. 2011. The Master's in Teaching and Learning: Expanding Utilitarianism in the continuing professional development of teachers. Journal Education Policy, 26 :803-818 >DOI

Frankham J, Edwards-Kerr D. 2009. Long story ... Beyond 'technologies' of knowing in case study work with permanently excluded young people INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, 13 :409-422 >DOI >Link

Frankham J. 2009. International Journal of Inclusive Education: Editorial International Journal of Inclusive Education, 13 :336-340 >DOI

Frankham J. 2009. Pedagogy, Culture and Society: Editorial Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 17 :1-3 >DOI

Howes A, Frankham J. 2008. Networking a more equitable educational future?: Rhetorics and realities :117-127 >DOI

Piper H, Frankham J. 2007. Seeing Voices and Hearing Pictures: Image as discourse and the framing of image-based research Discourse, 28 :373-387 >DOI

Stronach I, Frankham J, Stark S. 2007. Sex, science and educational research: the unholy trinity JOURNAL OF EDUCATION POLICY, 22 :215-235 >DOI >Link

Ainscow M, Booth T, Dyson A, Farrell P, Frankham J, Gallannaugh F, Howes A, Smith R. 2006. Improving schools, developing inclusion Improving Schools, Developing Inclusion, :1-218 >DOI

Frankham J. 2006. Sexual antinomies and parent/child sex education: Learning from foreclosure Sexualities, 9 :236-254

Frankham J, Howes A. 2006. Talk as action in 'collaborative action research': making and taking apart teacher/researcher relationships BRITISH EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL, 32 :617-632 >DOI >Link

Frankham J. 2006. Network utopias and alternative entanglements for educational research and practice JOURNAL OF EDUCATION POLICY, 21 :661-677 >DOI >Link

Howes A, Booth T, Dyson A, Frankham J. 2005. Teacher learning and the development of inclusive practices and policies: Framing and context Research Papers in Education, 20 :133-148 >DOI

Howes A, Frankham J, Ainscow M, Farrell P. 2004. The action in action research: Mediating and developing inclusive intentions Educational Action Research, 1 :239-258

Frankham J. 2003. Just say maybe: Working with uncertainties in HIV prevention education Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 11 :261-278 >DOI

Frankham J. 2003. Just say maybe: Working with uncertainties in HIV prevention education Pedagogy Culture and Society, 11 :262-280

Ainscow M, Howes A, Farrell P, Frankham J. 2003. Making sense of the development of inclusive practices European Journal of Special Needs Education, 18 :227-242

Frankham J. 2003. Consuming children: education - entertainment - advertising BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION, 24 :517-522 >Link

Frankham J. 2001. The open secret: Limitations on the expression of same-sex desire International Journal Qualitative Studies in Education, 14 :457-469

Baxendale J, Frankham J, Hesketh A. 2001. The Hanen Parent Programme: a parent's perspective. Int J Lang Commun Disord, 36 Suppl :511-516 >Link

Frankham J. 1998. Peer Education: The unauthorised version British Educational Research Journal, 24 :179-193

Chapters

Stronach I, Frankham J, Stark S. 2013. Sex, science and educational research: The unholy trinity Knowledge Production: Research Work in Interesting Times :71-91 9780203609156 >DOI

Frankham JM, Macrae C. 2010. Ethnography Lewin C, Somekh B. Research Methods in the Social Sciences Sage

Frankham J, Howes A. 2009. Radical reforms: A decade of educational change Chapman C, Gunter H. Radical reforms Taylor & Francis 9780415464024

Frankham J. 2008. Invisible boundaries DePalma R, Atkinson E. Invisible boundaries Trentham Books Ltd 9781858564302

Stronach I, Frankham J, Stark S. 2007. Sex, science and educational research: The unholy trinity Somekh B, Schwandt TA. Knowledge production: Research work in interesting times

Frankham J. 2002. Inclusive education and lesbian and gay young people Farrell P, Ainscow M. Making special education inclusive David Fulton Publishers 9781853468544

Frankham J. 1991. AIDS: It's like one of those things that you read in the papers - it doesn't happen to you Schostak JF. Youth in trouble Kogan Page Ltd 9780749403720