Anne Parfitt

Personal statement

Anne’s research focuses on learning in a range of non-conventional learning, specifically, learning for work. She is interested in the intersections between different forms of knowledge in relation to work. Anne is an experienced teacher in the post compulsory sector, being a qualified lecturer in social policy and health and social care.

For her postdoctoral study, she investigated the historical development of vocational education and training in England. Her interest in work related learning has been extended to investigating education across the life course and in different contexts.

Academic qualifications

  • M.Ed Lifelong Learning - The Open University
  • MSc Social Policy - ESRC Scholarship
  • PhD Social Policy - University of Bath.

Areas of research and expertise

  • Workplace learning
  • Initial teacher education
  • Sociology of work
  • Social theory
  • Research methods for social sciences.

Anne supervises postgraduate and doctoral researchers in the School of Education. She is co-lead of the Policy, Pedagogy and Practice research centre in the School. As a research fellow, Anne is engaged in a number of ongoing projects.

Research and academic outputs

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Quality in an audit society: the work of teacher-educators
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Spina, N, Harris, J, Parfitt, A and Yue, Y (2019) 'Quality in an audit society: the work of teacher-educators.' In: Peters, M.A, ed. Encyclopedia of teacher education. Springer, Singapore. ISBN 9789811311796


Can the concept of the protean career help us to understand millennial pre-service teacher retention challenges? A study of two pre-service teachers’ career pathways in England
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Parfitt, A (2020) 'Can the concept of the protean career help us to understand millennial pre-service teacher retention challenges? A study of two pre-service teachers’ career pathways in England.' Journal of Education for Teaching. ISSN 0260-7476


Diversity and complexity: becoming a teacher in England in 2015-16
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Whiting, C, Whitty, G, Menter, I, Black, P, Hordern, J, Parfitt, A, Reynolds, K and Sorensen, N (2018) 'Diversity and complexity: becoming a teacher in England in 2015-16.' Review of Education, 6 (1). pp. 69-96. ISSN 2049-6613


Understanding the reputation of Further Education (FE): some historical comparisons
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Parfitt, A (2014) 'Understanding the reputation of Further Education (FE): some historical comparisons.' Teaching in Lifelong Learning, 5 (2). pp. 22-30. ISSN 2040-0993


What is there to be learnt from the 1950s and 1960s for contemporary trainee teachers in Further Education?
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Parfitt, A (2010) 'What is there to be learnt from the 1950s and 1960s for contemporary trainee teachers in Further Education?' Teaching in Lifelong Learning, 2 (2). pp. 35-44. ISSN 2040-0993


Teaching schools delivering the School Direct programme: how the nature of the strategic partners influences provision.
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Parfitt, A and Mincu, M (2018) Teaching schools delivering the School Direct programme: how the nature of the strategic partners influences provision. In: European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), 4 - 7 September 2018, The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy.


The foundations of GLEN: developing a shared language
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Parfitt, A and Reynolds, K (2017) The foundations of GLEN: developing a shared language. In: WERA Focal Meeting & HKERA International Conference 2017, 30 November – 2 December 2017, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.


Lads and lasses: teacher training in single-sex schools
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Brown, B.M and Parfitt, A (2017) Lads and lasses: teacher training in single-sex schools. In: UCET Annual Conference 2017, 7 - 8 November 2017, Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK.


Lads and lasses: teacher training in single-sex schools
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Brown, B.M and Parfitt, A (2017) Lads and lasses: teacher training in single-sex schools. In: ATEE Annual Conference 2017: Changing Perspectives and Approaches in Contemporary Teaching, 23 - 25 October 2017, Hotel Dubrovnik Palace , Dubrovnik, Croatia.


Effective use of Pupil Premium Plus to improve educational outcomes for looked after children
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Read, S, Macer, M and Parfitt, A (2020) Effective use of Pupil Premium Plus to improve educational outcomes for looked after children. Bath Spa University, Bath, UK.


Towards a new topography of ITT: a profile of Initial Teacher Training in England 2015-16. An Occasional Paper from the IFE No.1
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Whiting, C, Black, P, Hordern, J, Parfitt, A, Reynolds, K, Sorensen, N and Whitty, G (2016) Towards a new topography of ITT: a profile of Initial Teacher Training in England 2015-16. An Occasional Paper from the IFE No.1. Bath Spa University, Institute for Education, Bath. ISBN 9780992633899


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