Associate Professor
School of Education
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Room: Office - 187
First Floor
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Singleton Campus

Janet is an associate professor in the School of Education and Director of Postgraduate students; she joined the School in September 2019.

Janet’s research is primarily about parents’ engagement in their children’s learning.  She has worked with numerous schools, governments and governmental bodies to support parental engagement, and lectured and written widely on the subject.

Areas of Expertise

  • Parental engagement with children's learning
  • School leadership
  • Qualitative Research


  1. Goodall, J. Parental engagement: top 10 tips for getting parents more involved in school life
  2. Goodall, J. Parental engagement and deficit discourses: absolving the system and solving parents Educational Review 1 13
  3. Goodall, J. 100 Ideas for primary teachers:
  4. James, C., Fitzgerald, S., Fellows, T., Goodall, J., Costas Batlle, I., Jones, J. Primary school headteacher recruitment and selection in England: the processes and the problematic aspects School Leadership & Management 1 18
  5. Goodall, J. Parental Engagement in Children’s Learning: Moving on from Mass Superstition Creative Education 09 11 1611 1621

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  • EDN109 Origin and Theory of Education Research

    This module provides an introduction to the origins of the most common theoretical perspectives used in educational research.

  • EDPM20 Research Methods

    This module will provide an overview of research methodology in preparation for the research aspects and requirements of the Masters programme. It will cover the main aspects of social science research and will guide participants through research design, data collection, data analysis and data representation. The course will offer a guide to the main steps involved in planning and designing a research project and will offer advice on how to practically manage this process. It also will include consideration of how to select and refine research questions, how to conduct a literature review and the ethical considerations that may arise within a social science setting.


  • Parental engagement in children’s reading: The Dolly Parton Imagination Library. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Amanda Bateman

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1995 2003 Various School of Continuing Education, University of Nottingham
2004 2004 Research Associate School of Education, University of Nottingham
2004 2013 Research Fellow Institute of Education, University of Warwick
2013 2019 Lecturer Department of Education, University of Bath