IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


Researching an-'other': reflections on ethical tensions and pitfalls

30 June 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Researcher giving a talk. Photo: Asher Foyle, UCL Digital Media

Join this seminar where we will be examining the ethical complexities in conducting research with 'others'.

This event is free.

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Bernie Munoz Chereau


Committee Room 1
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

The speakers will talk about existing tensions when the researcher and the researched may not share similar backgrounds. They will question whether a 'blanket' approach to ethics is sufficient to counter what Smith (1995, p.56) refers to as research "through imperial eyes".

This event will be particularly useful for those interested in ethics and research.

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About the Speakers

Dr Christine Callender

Associate Professor in Education at IOE

She has worked in schools, colleges and in the higher education sector for over 20 years and has undertaken consultancies nationally and internationally. Christine is the co-convenor of the British Educational Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS)' Race and Leadership Research Interest Group, and her research interests are in the areas of race, equality and diversity in teacher education, the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) males in teaching, race and leadership, and the use of critical race theory as a theoretical, methodological and analytic lens for examining race in education.

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Professor Uvanney Maylor

Professor of Education at University of Bedfordshire

Her research interests include race, ethnicity, culture, educational equity, inclusion, and social justice in schools, further and higher education. She is particularly concerned about the impact of race and culture on educator practice and student outcomes.

As well as reviewing research for the ESRC and several journals, she has served on the Research Excellence Framework panel twice and is a former member of the UK Council for Graduate Education, Working Group on Black and Minority Ethnic participation in postgraduate research. 

Dr Janet Ramdeo

Janet is an experienced teacher educator with over 15 years of experience in a range of universities. Prior to her current role supporting a public sector organisation to implement degree holder post-graduate and degree apprenticeship programmes, she has taught on a range of modules on Primary PGCE and undergraduate ITT and Education Studies programmes.

Janet completed her EdD in February 2022 examining Black female teachers’ professional identity formation in white-dominated educational spaces. She is due to take up a new role in Inclusive Education at University of Surrey in July 2022.