Allen Thurston

Professor

  • Room 02.007 - 18-20 College Green - Block 20

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I would be interested in supervising students working in the area of cooperative learning, peer tutoring and improving literacy for students aged 3-18 years old.

20042020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Allen's research interests include improving learning in schools and research methods. His school based work looks at how to raise attainment for those students from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds. He predominantly uses randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and is currently running four-large RCTs on improving literacy levels for students in schools. His pedagogic expertise lies in the area of cooperative/peer learning. He has published extensively in this area.

Achievements

Allen is Editor in Chief of International Journal of Educational Research (IJER). He is on the Editorial Boarda of Technology, Pedagogy and Education, and Educational Psychology. He was awarded the 2013 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Cooperative Learning SIG award for 'Outstanding Research Contribution in the Field of Cooperative Learning'. He served as Secretary/Treasurer of the AERA Cooperative Learning SIG from April 2014 until April 2017. He is a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and has Reviewed Grant Applications for Social Science Research Councils in Canada, Portugal, Oman and the Netherlands. Allen is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Zhengzhou University, China. 

Interests

Allen is a member of The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission Academic Adviser Panel. He is also a mentor for the Council for At Risk Academics helping mentor academics who have been displaced by war or persecution. He is a Governor for a local cross-commity post-primary school. He has been an active member of mountain rescue teams in Scotland and Northern Ireland for over 30 years. He is currently the call-out office for North West Mountain Rescue Team, initiating call-outs when requested by PSNI/Garda and is also a Trustee of the North West Mountain Rescue Charity. 

 

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Projects

Research Output

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Protocol: An efficacy randomized controlled trial of Reciprocal Reading in high schools

    Cockerill, M., Thurston, A. & Taylor, A., 25 Jul 2019, In : International Journal of Educational Research. 97, p. 99-106 8 p.

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    Prizes

    AERA Outstanding Research Award

    Allen Thurston (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Using cooperative learning to enhance outcomes for students from low socio-economic backgrounds

    Allen Thurston (Advisor)
    23 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Improving literacy for school students from high poverty backgrounds using peer learning

    Allen Thurston (Advisor)
    27 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Using peer support to improve international publications

    Allen Thurston (Advisor)
    17 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Using cooperative learning to enhance outcomes for students from low socio-economic backgrounds

    Allen Thurston (Advisor)
    28 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    How to improve your productivity when publishing journal articles

    Allen Thurston (Advisor)
    18 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference

    Press / Media

    Article in The Economist: How to Make Children do Their Homework

    Sarah Miller, Jenny Robinson, Seaneen Sloan, Aideen Gildea & Allen Thurston

    15/07/2016

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    BBC Education Report: Texting parents boosts maths grades, study suggests

    Sarah Miller, Jenny Robinson, Seaneen Sloan, Aideen Gildea & Allen Thurston

    15/07/2016

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    Thesis

    A Feasibility Study and a Pilot Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of the PAX ‘Good Behaviour Game’ in Disadvantaged Schools

    Author: O'Keeffe, J., Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Thurston, A. (Supervisor), Kee, F. (Supervisor) & O'Hare, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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