School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Lucy Tiplady

CfLaT Research Associate



Lucy joined Newcastle University in 2005 after completing a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and BA (hons) English Studies. 

As a researcher within the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching, Lucy has developed a wealth of experience in project management, research design, literature reviews, qualitative, quantitative and visual research methods, data analysis and reporting research findings. 

Lucy continues to develop her research interests through involvement in several current research projects.



Research Interests

Lucy has worked on a diverse range of projects and evaluations within Education and has developed subject specialisms in the areas of practitioner enquiry and visual research methods.  Working collaboratively with schools and the wider education community has led to a keen interest in how research methods can be used as tools for enquiry to aid teacher and pupil learning. In the last few years Lucy has worked with colleagues within CfLaT in exploring the use of visual tools to mediate and enhance interviews. 

Other expertise


Current work

Lucy is Principal Investigator of a research project evaluating Just For A Laugh? - a drama based programme addressing risk taking behaviour, currently being initiated across a number of primary and secondary schools in County Durham.

Research roles

Lucy has worked on a number of research projects in the roles of Principal Investigator, Project Manager and Researcher.  Lucy is a member of the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching and takes an active role in securing research contracts and disseminating research findings. 

Previous research 

 Esteem Indicator

 Invited reviewer for the Journal of Mixed Methods Research.


 Bedlington Station First School and Creative Partnerships case study £4262 

 Just For A Laugh? Evaluation £7800