Dr Beth Gompertz

Dr Beth Gompertz

Director of Plymouth Institute of Education

Plymouth Institute of Education (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

Director of the Plymouth Institute of Education






Professional membership

University Council for Education and Training

Association for Science Education

Roles on external bodies

External Examiner for Cambridge PGCE primary Programme 2018 - 2020

Teaching interests


Second supervisor for 3 students


Research Methodology

Ethics in Education Research

Dissertation supervision

Initial Teacher Education

Programme lead for BEd (2005 - 2010), PGCE Primary (2002 - 2010)

Science in the Primary Curriculum

Professional studies in the Primary phase

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner for Cambridge PGCE primary Programme 2018 - 2020

Research interests

University Practice Settings as a model for collaborative research.

Children as Researchers into their own Learning 
Children's Research Centres
Children's voice in the Research process
Mixed methods in Education Research including attitude scales and multi grounded theory

Science Education 
Outdoor learning
Animal Pedagogies

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Passy RA, Georgeson J & Gompertz B 2018 'Building learning partnerships between schools and universities: an example from south-west England' Journal of Education for Teaching 44, (5) , DOI PEARL
Waite S 2017 'Children Learning Outside the Classroom From Birth to Eleven' SAGE
Conference Papers
Gompertz SB 2014 'The Benefits to Children of being a Co-Researcher: Evidence from a PhD Thesis' ECER 2014: The past, present and future of educational research in Europe Porto 9-/-0/20149-/-0/2014PEARL