Isabel Hallam

Department: Graduate School of Education
Discipline: Education
Research Centre/Unit: Social Mobility

Project Summary

I completed the pre-thesis stage of the Professional Doctorate in Special Needs and Inclusive Education in April 2019. I decided to exit the EdD programme with an MEd in Educational Research so that I can complete my thesis research as a PhD in Education.

My research focuses on appreciating the role of personal tutoring in fostering college higher education students' persistence. 

Supervisory Team

Chris Boyle and Anna Mountford-Zimdars

Wider Research Interests

Alongside my PhD research, I lead a cooperative inquiry research group at the University Centre South Devon exploring the experiences of teachers who teach sensitive topics, the aim is to develop guidance and strategies to support new and more experienced teachers. 

As the University Centre South Devon's lead for social mobility development and evaluation, I am involved in designing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting our activities to promote access and participation in higher education. 

Authored Publications/Reports

Hallam, I. C. (1st July 2017) Promoting social cohesion during blended learning in a Foundation Degree, The STeP Journal: Student Teacher Perspectives, Vol 4 (2) , pages 113-123

Hallam, I. C. & Smith, S. J. (6th June 2018) We are not robots: A holistic approach to teaching sensitive subjects, BPS Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology Conference, Birmingham City University, 6 June 2018