Dr Joseph Smith


Education University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Joseph Smith

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About me

I joined the University of Stirling in 2015 following spells at Edge Hill and Liverpool Hope Universities. Before moving into higher education, I was head of history at a comprehensive school.

I completed my first degree in history at the University of Cambridge, before studying for a PGCE and Masters at Lancaster. I completed my doctorate at the Keele University in 2015. My thesis considered the importance of the history education discourse in the identity formation of practising history teachers and the role of this enacted identity in policy contestation. This thesis was subsequently adapted for papers published in The British Journal of Educational Studies (2017) and The Journal of Curriculum Studies (2019).

I am Joint Editor of The Scottish Educational Review and The Scottish Association of History Teachers Yearbook. I am also Book Review Editor for The Curriculum Journal.

I am the external examiner for the MA Humanities routes UCL/ IoE and for the PGCE History at Edge Hill University


April 2018 - Carnegie Trust for Universities £6119 September 2020 - BERA Curriculum Investigation Grant (with Falkirk High School) £3500

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