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Marylin Osborn

University of Bristol
Graduate School of Education,
35 Berkeley Square,
Bristol, BS8 1JA
+44 (0)117 928 7073
Marilyn Osborn is Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, and was Director of Research, (2002-2005) and previously Director of the MPhil/PhD programme.
Her main research field is the study of teachers’ work and professional identity, pupil perspectives on learning, adult learning and comparative research methods. Her research has been conducted in classroom settings in primary and secondary schools and with adult learners, both in the UK and other European countries. 
Most recently she has researched the role of home/school links in the process of transfer from primary to secondary school as part of the ESRC funded Home/School Knowledge Exchange Project.
She is on the editorial boards of a number of international journals and is on the panel of reviewers for the European Science Fund and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Relevant research projects:

2002-2005    Home-School Knowledge Exchange Project, ESRC, Transfer Strand
2001-2002    Management of Human Resources in Education in Europe, EU       
1997-2000    National Culture, Educational Goals and Pupil Experience a comparative European study, ESRC (rated as ‘outstanding’).
1997-1998    Further analysis of children’s learning strategies in England and France, QCA
1995-1997    The Quality of Primary Education: Children’s experience of schooling in England and France’, ESRC
1989-2005    Primary Assessment, Curriculum and Experience, 1, 2 and 3, ESRC (rated as ‘outstanding)

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