Fiona Shelton

Fiona Shelton has worked in the field of education for 25 years as a primary school teacher, teacher educator, curriculum designer and currently she works as Dean of Students and Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Derby. In 2019, Fiona received the prestigious National Teaching Fellow award which celebrates individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession. Research interests are in the field of education ranging from gender and education, arts and education and the use of narrative inquiry to understand educational experiences. Her Masters dissertation focussed on co-creation of the English National Curriculum involving a national study with teachers across the nine government regions in the UK and their experiences of the development of the curriculum in 2008.  Her current research for her doctoral degree is a narrative inquiry which explores the lived experiences of former pupils in primary schools and analyses the impact of educational policy on their everyday experience of school.

Title of the keynote
Cigarettes, Canes and Chocolate Bars: A narrative inquiry of the lived experiences of former pupils in Derbyshire primary schools from 1944 to 2009