Dr Alison Hennessy

Lecturer

Education 4T12, RG Bomont, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Dr Alison Hennessy

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About me

About me

My career has included crystallography and dermatology research, educational research, teaching and lecturing. For the last six years my dual research focus has been on improving educational outcomes and widening access to Higher Education. My recent appointment to the post of Lecturer in Science Education at Stirling University combines the scientific and education strands of my career. I work closely with Heriot-Watt University on our joint concurrent science with professional education degree (primary and secondary), and carry out research in two main areas: improving educational outcomes for looked after children and science education.

Research (4)

Improving educational outcomes for looked after children; Use of mental health and wellbeing dialogic reflection in teaching; Understanding science curricula; Implementation of growth mindset through the numeracy curriculum - Use of action research and implementation science; Widening access to Higher Education.

Projects

Permanently Progressing? Phase Two: Middle Childhood
PI: Dr Helen Whincup
Funded by: The Nuffield Foundation and Donors (UK)

Impact Evaluation of SSERC Young STEM Leader Programme
PI: Dr Alison Hennessy
Funded by: Scottish Schools Education Research Centre

Parent/Carer Engagement Project
PI: Dr Andrea Priestley
Funded by: Connect

Growth Mindset and STEM
PI: Dr Alison Hennessy
Funded by: Education Scotland

Outputs (17)

Outputs

Policy Document

Cusworth L, Bieha N, Whincup H, Grant M & Hennessy A (2019) Children looked after away from home aged five and under in Scotland: experiences, pathways and outcomes. Insights for policymakers and practitioners. University of Stirling. Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland. Stirling. https://www.stir.ac.uk/research/public-policy-hub/policy-briefings/

Project Report

Cusworth L, Biehal N, Whincup H, Grant M & Hennessy A (2019) Children looked after away from home aged five and under in Scotland: experiences, pathways and outcomes. Commissioned by an anonymous donor. Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland. Stirling: University of Stirling. https://afascotland.com/learning-zone/permanently-progressing

Research Report

Hennessy A (2016) Improving Transitions to Secondary School for Looked After Children. CELCIS. https://www.celcis.org/files/7314/6367/6206/Imp_transitions_to_secondary_school_FINAL.pdf: CELCIS: Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland.

Research Report

Hennessy A, Connelly G & Welch V (2014) Improving Educational Outcomes for Children Looked after at Home : The Perspectives of Designated Managers for Looked after Children. CELCIS. Resarch Briefing, RB:2014:09:01. https://www.celcis.org/knowledge-bank/search-bank/improving-educational-outcomes-children-looked-after-home/: CELCIS: Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland. strathprints.strath.ac.uk.

Research Report

Hennessy A & Connelly G (2014) Improving Educational Outcomes for Children Looked after at Home : Use of 'Improvement Methodology'. CELCIS. Research Briefing, RB:2014:09:02. https://www.celcis.org/knowledge-bank/search-bank/improving-educational-outcomes-looked-after-children-use-improvement-methodology/: CELCIS: Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland.

Article

Hennessy A, Neville A & Roberts KJ (2004) In-Situ SAXS/WAXS and Turbidity Studies of the Structure and Composition of Multihomologousn-Alkane Waxes Crystallized in the Absence and Presence of Flow Improving Additive Species. Crystal Growth and Design, 4 (5), pp. 1069-1078. https://doi.org/10.1021/cg0341050

Article

Hennessy A (1998) Anyone for Tea?. Chemistry and Industry, 13, pp. 518-519.

Teaching

Teaching

Scientific pedagogy