Dr Kieran Hodgkin

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Position:​Programme Director BA (Hons) Education Studies and Primary Education Studies
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​E-mail:khodgkin@cardiffmet.ac.uk
​ Telephone:​029 2020 5597
​Room No:C012

 

Research

Research Groups:
• Education and Social Research Group (ESRG)

Memberships:
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
• British Educational Studies Association (BESA)
• Association for Physical Education (AfPE)

Research Interests:
• The primary-secondary transition
• Physical Education
• Ethnography
• Pupil-voice
• Physical Literacy

Publications

Peer-refereed Journals:
HODGKIN, K. (2018) ‘Pupils’ expectations and experiences of PE across the primary-secondary transition in South Wales’, Wales Journal of Education, 20 (1), pp.93-113.

DAVIES, D., DAVIS, S., EGAN, D. and HODGKIN, K. (2018) ‘Transition from Primary to Secondary School and More Able and Talented (MAT) disadvantaged pupils: Evidence from South-east Wales’, Wales Journal of Education, 20 (1), pp.46-75.

HODGKIN, K., FLEMING, S., BEAUCHAMP, G. and BRYANT, A. (2016) ‘We thought you were undercover, here to inspect us’ – some of the challenges of ethnographic fieldwork in schools’, Wales Journal of Education, 18(2), pp.105-109.

HODGKIN, K., FLEMING, S., BEAUCHAMP, G. and BRYANT, A. (2013) Perception to Reality: Pupils’ expectations and experiences of the primary-secondary school transition. Educational Futures, 6(1), 28-40.


Book Chapters:
Beauchamp, G. Wilkinson, S. Hodgkin, K. and Pickford, A. (2017) Growing up in the 21st Century, in, Brown, Z. and Ward, S. (ed.) Contemporary Issues in Childhood: A bio-ecological approach. London: Routledge.


Professional / Non-refereed Publications:
HODGKIN, K. (2012) Children in Transition: An ethnographic study of primary-secondary schooling. Cardiff Metropolitan Postgraduate Research Review Publication 2012.


Conference Papers:
HODGKIN, K. (2013) Perception to Reality: Pupils’ expectations and experiences of the primary-secondary transition. BESA Conference: Swansea University.

HODGKIN, K. (2012) Using ethnography as a research tool - lessons for researchers from a primary – secondary school study in Wales’ - Cardiff Metropolitan Research Seminar Series: Cardiff Metropolitan University.

HODGKIN, K. and BEAUCHAMP, G. (2012) Using ethnography as a research tool - lessons for researchers from a primary – secondary school study in Wales. BESA Conference: Hull University.

HODGKIN, K. (2012) Schooling, Physical Education and the Primary-Secondary Transition – An Ethnographic Study. Making the most of PE conference: Vale of Glamorgan Hotel.

HODGKIN, K. (2012) Schooling, Physical Education and the Primary-Secondary Transition – An Ethnographic Study.Cardiff Metropolitan University Poster Symposium: Cardiff Metropolitan University.

HODGKIN, K. (2012) Schooling, Physical Education and the Primary-Secondary Transition – An Ethnographic Study: Collaborative Video Conference: Cardiff Metropolitan University.            
        

Projects

Title of Project ​Funding Body ​Role
Primary PGCE students’ confidence and motivation to teach PE: Implications for pupils’ physical literacy. ​Sport Wales Team member
​Transition between primary and secondary school to maximise opportunities for more able young people from disadvantaged homes and communities.​EAS​Team member

Profile

Kieran Hodgkin is a Lecturer in Educational Studies within the School of Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Kieran recently completed his Ph.D. in July 2014. His research centred on pupils’ expectations and experiences of the primary-secondary transition with a specific focus on Physical Education (PE). Kieran is currently involved in a collaborative research project with Cardiff School of Sport and Sport Wales. The project explores primary PGCE students’ confidence and motivation to teach PE: Implications for pupils’ physical literacy.

Kieran is working alongside colleagues from Cardiff School of Sport to explore the transitional experiences of undergraduate students between Further Education and Higher Education. Kieran has recently begun Post Graduate Research supervision as part of his role with Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy.

Further Information

Post Graduate Research Supervision:
Fiona Diffey
PhD Supervisor 

Mapping the Physical Literacy journey of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) students during their Post Graduate Teacher Training Year and the impact ITT students have on the journey of the primary pupils they teach. Co-supervised by Professor Gary Beauchamp and Dr Kevin Morgan.

Samuel Harrison
MPhil/PhD Supervisor

Who does it better? A Comparative Investigation into Sport Coaches and Educational Practitioners Reflective Practices. Co-supervised by Dr. Andy Miles

Julian Symes
MPhil/PhD Director of Studies

Developing a Humanistic Approach to Improve Undergraduate Student Engagement. Co-supervised by Dr Steve Cooper

Sally Bethell
EdD

Co supervised by Dr. Steve Cooper and Dr. Anna Bryant.