School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Elizabeth Hidson

Research Assistant in Video Enhanced Observation

Background

I am a research assistant on the VEO Erasmus+ project (PI: Professor Paul Seedhouse) https://www.veoeuropa.com/, a project using an innovative technological approach (the VEO app) to support initial teacher training and continuing professional development across research sites in five countries.
I am also currently studying full-time for a doctorate in Education (Ed.D) at Durham University. My research is about teachers’ changing knowledge and pedagogical practices following the ICT to Computing curriculum change in 2014. I am using video-based methods to capture and explore teachers’ planning processes.
I completed my MA in ICT in Education in 2004 at the University of London Institute of Education, where I also studied for a PGCE with QTS in Information Technology, following on from my BA (Hons) in Information Technology and English. I am a Fellow of the College of Teachers (FCOT, MCollT, Chartered London Teacher) and MirandaNet scholar.
I taught for 14 years in London, progressing from subject specialism as an ICT Advanced Skills Teacher (AST) to whole school leadership in assistant and deputy headteacher roles in three London schools.