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Dr Frances Anne Burgess

Senior Lecturer
Teacher Education (Primary)
Building: Central Building
Room: M240
Telephone: +44 (0) 28 90 384 395


Background & Qualifications

       2016 EdD, University of Exeter, Supervised by Sarah Hennessy and Alexandra Allan
       2001 MA in Twentieth Century Music, University of Ulster
       1997 PGCE in Music Education, University of Ulster
       1996 BMus, Queen's University
       1998-2006 Head of Music, Aquinas Grammar School, Belfast
       2004/5 Moderator GCSE Music for AQA
       2006 Examiner GCE AS Music for CCEA


BEd Courses / M-Level Courses / Other Teaching :
             BEd Year 2 Curriculum Studies (primary): 'The Arts'
             Year 2 Area of Specialism: Music
             Year 2 Learning and Assessment in Diverse Classrooms
             Year 3 Research Methods
             Year 3 Leadership in Learning and Teaching: Music
             PGCE in Early Years KS1 Music
             M Level Research Methods

Scholarship and Research

Recent Publications/Conference Papers
             Moore, G., O'Flynn, J., Burgess, F., and Moore, J. (2018) 'Exploring provision, attitudes and values in initial teacher education in music in Ireland and Northern Ireland.' Paper presented at the 8th Annual conference of the SMEI Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin 2-3 November
             Burgess, F. (2017) 'Subjectivities of the female music teacher: Teacher agency approaching mid-career.' Paper presented at The Eleventh Research in Music Education International Conference. Bath Spa University, England 24th-27th April.
             Burgess, F. (2016) Narratives of Women Music Teachers in Northern Ireland: Beyond Identity. Unpublished EdD thesis, University of Exeter.
             Burgess, F. (2014) 'Reflections of a Northern Ireland Music Teacher' in Buchborn, T. and De Baets, T.(Eds) European Perspectives on Music Education 3: The Reflective Music Teacher, Innsbruck, Helbling
             Burgess, F. (2013) 'Memory Boxes and Narratives as Tools in Music Teacher Reflection' The Reflective Music Teacher: the Twenty-first European Music in Schools/ISME European Regional Conference. Lemmensinstituut, Leuven Belgium, 13-16 February
             Burgess, F. (2013) 'Sustaining A Musical Self: Narratives of Women Music Teachers in Schools' Paper presented at The Ninth Research in Music Education International Conference. University of Exeter, England, 9-13th April
             Burgess, F. (2011) 'Identities in polyphony: narratives of women teaching music in Northern Ireland.' Paper presented at the international Research in Music Education Conference (RIME) University of Exeter, April 12-15th.
Research Interests
             Music education
             Gender studies
             Developing reflective practice in ITE
             Qualitative methods in educational research


       Director, College Orchestra
       Module co-ordinator Year 2 Music area of specialism
       Module co-ordinator Year 3 Research Methods
       Co-director Certificate in Musical Skills for teaching(CMusT and Adv CMusT)

External Interests / Community Service

       Freelance clarinettist and pianist