School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

Staff Profiles

Lucy Tiplady

CfLaT Research Associate


Lucy joined the Education section at 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 (CfLaT), Lucy has developed a wealth of experience in research design, literature reviews, qualitative, quantitative, visual and participatory research methods, data analysis, reporting research findings and project management. 

Lucy's research interests include children and young people's wellbeing, outdoor learning, Forest School, and co-produced, participatory and visual research methods. 



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, co-produced, participatory and visual research methods, and outdoor learning.  Working collaboratively with schools and the wider education community has led to an interest in how research methods can be used as tools for enquiry to aid practitioner and student learning.  Lucy has worked with colleagues within CfLaT in exploring the use of visual tools to mediate and enhance interviews and in collaborative and co-produced research with a range of stakeholders.

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 (CfLaT) and takes an active role in securing research contracts and disseminating research findings. 

Lucy manages the CfLaT Research Tea programme, securing a diverse range of presenters including staff, postgraduate students and invited speakers from academia and practice.

Lucy is co-convenor of the North East Outdoor Learning Research hub.

Current research

  • Scotswood Garden - Researching the impact of the Breeze Forest School Project 

  • Newcastle Social Justice Fund - Forest School for wellbeing: addressing children and young people’s mental health

  • Newcastle University Institute for Social Science - School-community partnership to improve children’s well-being: researching the impact of a school-community Forest School project

Previous research