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Professor Rosamund Sutherland

Professor Rosamund Sutherland

Professor Rosamund Sutherland
B.Sc.(Bristol), Ph.D.(Lond.)

Emeritus Professor

Office Room 3.11
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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+44 (0) 117 331 4494


InterActive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age.


Rosamund Sutherland is professor of Education at the University of Bristol.  She was head of the Graduate School of Education from 2003 until 2006, and chair of the Joint Mathematical Council of the UK from 2006 until 2009. 

Her research falls into three main areas. The first is concerned with teaching and learning in schools with a particular focus on mathematics and science and the role of ICT in learning. This research has been published in Teaching for Learning Mathematics (2006) and Improving Classroom Learning with ICT (2008).  The second area is research on young people’s use of ICT out of school, initiated by the ESRC Screen Play Project (1998-2000) and followed up within the  ESRC InterActive Education Project (2000-2004).  This research has been published in Screen Play: Children’s Computing in the Home (2003).  The third strand of research relates to leadership and the professional development of teachers and emerged as an important aspect of the InterActive Education project and has been developed more recently within two research projects for the National Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics.

Rosamund has recently launched nexusbristol, a new forum for leaders who are working to create better outcomes for children and young people in Bristol.  A major consequence of this work in Bristol is the research report “Supporting Learning in the Transition from Primary to Secondary Schools”.  As a Governor and Chair of the Education Sub-Committee of the Merchants’ Academy (sponsored by the University of Bristol and the Merchant Venturers) she is actively involved in ensuring a good partnership between colleagues at the University of Bristol and teachers at the Academy.

Rosamund is interested in supervising doctoral students in any of her main research areas, and in particular in the area of leadership and education.

She teaches on the MSc in Education, Technology and Society and the EdD in Leading Educational Change in Organisational Settings.


Masters and doctoral  level  teaching includes:

MEd                     Learning mathematics with new technologies 

MSc                     Teaching and learning with ICT

EdD                     Learning in Organisations

EdD                      Learning with new technologies

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