National Council


Roger McDonald: President

Debra Myhill: President Elect

Jo Tregenza: Vice President

Cathy Burnett: Immediate Past President

Lucy Rodriguez-Leon: Hon. Treasurer

Tracy Parvin: Hon. Secretary

Chris Lockwood: Awards

Janet Douglas Gardner: Conferences

Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves: Conferences

Liz Broad: International

B Guerriero: Convenor Regional Representatives

Clare Dowdall: Research

Candice Satchwell: Research

Lynda Graham: Publicity & Communications

Navan Govender: Publicity & Communications

Christine Callender: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Co-Opted EC:

Teresa Cremin: Higher Education and Reading for Pleasure Partnership

Joy Court: School Libraries, Books and Publishing

Karen Daniels: Publications

David Reedy: Campaigns

Candice Satchwell: Arts-based methods/outputs in literacy research; research with children, young people and marginalised groups 


Regional Representatives:

Region 1 (Bristol, Gloucestershire, Hereford)

Dan Northover

Kirsty Jones


Region 2 (Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk)

John-Mark Winstanley 

Claire Williams


Region 3 (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset)

Anita Wood



Region 4 (Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, Isle of Man)


B Guerriero



Region 5 (London)

Richard Charlesworth

Sadie Phillips


Region 6 (Surrey, Kent)

Jamie Evans 

Kat Vallely 

Rachel Stone


Region 7 (Northern Ireland)

Donna Hazzard



Region 8 (Northumberland, Durham)

Laura Heads



Region 9 (Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire)

Petula Bhojwani

Emma Rogers

Gemma Gibson


Region 10 (Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire)

Lauren Freedman

Imogen Maund


Region 11/12 ( Scotland)

Alice Atkinson 

Helen Fairlie

Navan Govender


Region 13 (Sussex, Hampshires, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight)

Julia Sutherland

Jo Tregenza 


Region 14 (Wales)

Jo Bowers

Simon Fisher


Region 15 (West Midlands, Worcesteshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire)

Rachel Clarke

Sue Reid


Region 16 (Yorkshire)

Kelly Ashley 

Nikki Gamble


View Regional Rep profiles  


Co-Opted Members:

Jon Biddle: Teacher’s Research Group Rep

Petula Bojwhani: UKLA News Rep

Liz Chamberlain: Director, Children’s Research Centre; writing pedagogy/CPD

Felicity Ferguson: Writing Rocks Rep

Nikki Gamble: Children’s Literature Rep

Prue Goodwin: Reading Rep

Marion Hampton: Teacher Rep – Secondary

Anne Swift: Teacher Associations Rep

Sonia Thompson: Teachers’ Research Group Rep

Fiona Maine: Primary literacy; research including dialogue; visual narratives

Sally Wilkinson: English 4-11 Rep

Clare Williams: Early Career Teachers Rep


SIG Conveners:


Alastair Daniel



Digital Literacies in Education

Clare Dowdall

Cathy Burnett


English in Initial Teacher Education

Teresa Cremin

Rebecca Austin


Early Years Literacy in Education

Karen Daniels

Lucy Rodriguez-Leon


Literacy and Multilingualism

Sabine Little 



Critical Literacy

Kelly Stone

Jennifer Farrar


Teaching Writing

Ross Young

Felicity Ferguson


Everyday Literacies

Jennifer Rowsell

Clare Dowdall



Co-Opted NC:

Nikki Gamble: SIG Children’ Literature rep.

Prue Goodwin: Reading Rep.

Sophie Tatum: Early Career Teachers Rep.

Marion Hampton: Teacher  Rep Secondary.

Sally Wilkinson: English 4-11 Rep.

Jon Biddle: Teachers’ Research Group Rep

Sonia Thompson: Teachers’ Research Group Rep

Felicity Ferguson: Writing Rocks Rep

Ross Young: Writing Rocks Rep

Anne Swift: Teacher Associations Rep

Fiona Maine

Liz Chamberlain

Candice Satchwell

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