Dr Gail Edwards

  • Email: gail.edwards@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6591
  • Address: Room 1.59 KGVI
    School of ECLS
    King George VI Building
    Newcastle University
    Queen Victoria Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU


Gail taught in schools in the north-east of England then worked as an LEA advisory teacher before joining the university in September 2003. 

Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director for the MA Education Research.

Humanities Education Tutor (Primary PGCE).

Postgraduate degree supervision.


BA (Hons) Education 

MA Education 














Research Interests

Teacher education; enquiry-based pedagogy; epistemology; critical realism; Marxist and critical perspectives on education.

Research Roles

Gail is a member of RIPE, an educational research cluster based in ECLS. The cluster's work examines the relationship between education and society from a range of critical theoretical perspectives. 

Postgraduate Supervision

Gail undertakes masters and doctoral supervision. She is particularly interested in supervising students with a critical research perspective on education and education policy.

Esteem Indicators

(1) Invited Speaker: Anglia Ruskin University, 2013-14 Critical Education and Justice (CEJ) and Early Childhood Research Group (ECRG) Seminar Series. 6th November 2013.

Research Projects

Newcastle Institute for Social Renewal (NISR): Teaching education for social justice to student teachers on a one year PGCE course: how effective is transformative teaching in the current political and social climate? (£2000) Dr G Edwards; Dr Hanneke Jones; Dr Heather Smith. 2014-2015

ERASMUS project consultant (PI Dr Heather Smith): Interactive dual language immersive learning space. 01-09-2014 - 31-08-2016 (planned project).