News and Events

RISE runs a stimulating programme of events, including a seminar series which is open to staff and students, as well as to externals. If you would like to receive more information about one of these events or book a place, please email Emma Gallon

Forthcoming Events

24 January 2018
Book launch: Youth Identities, Education and Employment: Exploring Post-16 and Post-18 Opportunities, Access and Policy by Kate Hoskins, Brunel University

Recent Events

17 October 2017
Screening of Tested, followed by a Q&A with US-based writer/producer/director, Curtis Chin.
Chair: Dr Vini Lander

8 November 2017
Prof. Debbie Epstein, University of Roehampton and Prof. Jane Kenway, Melbourne University
Multi-sited global ethnography and elite schools: a methodological entrée

4 December 2017
Dr Terri Kim, University of East London
Ticking the 'Other' Box: Positional identities of East Asian academics in UK universities, internationalisation and diversification

13 September 2017
Carers and careers: Career development and access to leadership positions among academic staff with caring responsibilities. Launch of the final report of a LFHE-funded project.
Speakers: Professor Carole Leathwood (London Metropolitan University), Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith (University of Sussex), Helen Carr (National Head of Equality and Participation, UCU), Kim Ansell (Managing Consultant, LFHE), Murray Robertson (Researcher) and Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau (Principal Investigator, University of Roehampton).
Chair: Prof. Carole Leawthood.

6 June 2017
Dr Genine Hook, University of New England (Australia), Feminist activist academics: student intra-actions with queer and gender pedagogy. 
Chair: Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

13 June 2017
Prof. Valerie Harwood (University of Wollongong), Educational inclusion and educational futures: Engaging with the elephant in the room, 12.00-1.30pm (joint seminar with CIRSIE)

5-7 July 2017
ERNAPE (European Research Network About Parents and Education) international conference: Intensification, constraint and opportunity: changing roles for parents, schools and communities. Addressing equity and diversity issues.
To access the call for papers, go to: www.ernaperoehampton2017.com 
Hosted by RISE and the School of Education.
Chair: Prof. Gill Crozier

25 April 2017
Dr Julie Shaughnessy (University of Roehampton) and Dr Nick Pratt (University of Plymouth), Exploring Theorisation: understanding shifts in thinking within the EdD doctoral journey, 12.30-2pm

24 January 2017
Dr Jo-Anne Dillabough, University of Cambridge (joint seminar with CIRSIE) 12.30-2.00pm
Chair: Prof. Debbie Epstein

Addressing 'race' and education across the UK and USA: From the achievement gap, to the student and the staff experience
Seminar/Panel discussion on 
Speakers: Dr jasmine Rhamie (Roehampton) and Dr Veena Meetoo (UCL)
Chair: Marilyn Holness
23 November 2016


Identifying and supporting children with arithmetic difficulties
Dr Suja Sivadasan, Pablo Mayorga and Dr Sue Gifford (University or Roehampton), Dr Helen Thouless (independent scholar) (joint seminar with the TALIS research group) 
Chair: Dr Alaster Douglas
15 November 2016

PISA for Schools’: Topological rationality and new spaces of the OECD’s global governance of education.
Prof. Bob Lingard, University of Queensland
Chair: Dr Diego Santori
7 November 2016

Care and Carers in Education: Performing, imagining and resisting

One-day conference 5th September 2016, University of Roehampton.
This one-day event is co-organised by RISE (Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education), School of Education, University of Roehampton, UK, and CEEHE (Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education), University of Newcastle, Australia. 

To access the full programme please click here.

Roundtable about Social Movements and Transformative Practice

Jointly organised with CEEHE, University of Newcastle, Australia, 23 May 2016.
Speakers : Dr Sarah Winfield (Camfed), Amal Khalaf and Alex Thorp (Serpentine Gallery), Yusuf Dirie and Yusef Bakkali (Sussex University, Dr Francesca Romana Ammaturo (University of Roehampton)
Chaired by Prof. Penny Jane Burke and Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

The state of education from the Teachers Unions’ perspective
Angelo Gabrielatos (Project Director - Education International, the global federation of teacher unions), 4 May 2016
Chaired by Dr Antonio Olmedo

Young People, Participation and Media: Between the Rhetoric and Practice of Democracy
Dr Shakuntala Banaji, London School of Economics
Wednesday 2 March 2016
Chaired by Dr Michalis Kontopodis

The Exceptional Merits of Detective Fiction,
Professor Mary Evans, London School of Economics
Wednesday 20th January
Chaired by Dr Marie-Pierre Moreau

Gender, Work and Precarity in Academia
Dr Barbara Read, University of Glasgow
Wednesday 25th November 2015
Chaired by Dr Kate Hoskins

Dynamic Literacies In Static Educational Systems: Creative Spaces And Powerful Knowledge
Dr Jackie Marsh, Sheffield University & Dr John Potter, UCL Institute of Education
Wednesday 11th November 2015
Chaired by Dr Michalis Kontopodis and Dr Miles Berry

Race and Initial Teacher Education, Race Matters series

Opening the ‘can of worms’: preparing future teachers to address issues relating to ‘race’
Dr Jane Davies, Northumbria University

“Race and racism....we don't talk about it.”
Professor Vini Lander, Edgehill University
Tuesday 20th October 2015
Chaired by Professor Gill Crozier and Dr Jasmine Rhamie

Race and Initial Teacher Education Seminar Video - 20th October 2015


Race and Initial Teaching Education Seminar from University of Roehampton.



2015 Biennial International Gender and Education Association Conference

The (then) PFI-UK & RISE hosted the 10th biennial International Gender and Education Association conference at University of Roehampton. The conference, entitled Feminisms, Power and Pedagogy, engaged with questions of power and pedagogy, broadly defined, in relation to gender and other ‘differences that make a difference’ (such as nation, geography, race, class, sexuality and dis/ability), on local, national and global levels.The conference was very successful and attracted over 250 participants from all over the world.


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