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Nicole Craig

Dr

  • Room 02.002 - 2 Fitzwilliam Street

    United Kingdom

20152019
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Research Interests

My research interests are in early childhood interventions including a specific focus on literacy and numeracy, quantitative methods and the effectiveness of educational interventions. My PhD involved the design and evaluation of a numeracy intervention programme using an RCT and since then I have worked on a number of RCTs evaluating literacy interventions in both Primary and Secondary Schools. 

I am also part of the SWAN team at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work.

 

Projects

The NIHR Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding (2018-2020). 

This £2m global research programme is funded by the National Institute for Health Research and represents a strategic partnership with UNICEF, Yale, Harvard and New York Universities. LINKS is directly supporting and coordinating research teams in six low- and middle-income countries to develop and evaluate early childhood programmes that seek to contribute to sustainable development and peacebuilding (Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste and Vietnam). 

 

Community-Based Early Childhood Interventions for Improving Developmental Outcomes for Children Aged 0-7: A Systematic Review (2015-2016) Funder: The Atlantic Philanthropies/Bernard van Leer Foundation

Team: Dunne, L., Craig, N., Connolly, P. & Winter, K. 

The systematic review is in the process of being registered with the Campbell Collaboration and will focus on which types of early childhood programmes are most effective at improving developmental outcomes for young children.

 

A Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial of Read Write Inc. Phonics & Fresh Start (2016-2018) Funder: EEF

Team: Thurston, A., Cockerill, M. & Craig, N. 

This is a large scale cluster RCT of a literacy intervention for primary school children in England. There will be two cohorts of children who, if in the intervention group, will receive either Read Write Inc Phonics or the catch up intervention "Fresh Start." 

 

Peer Tutoring in Secondary Schools (2013-2015) Funder: EEF

Team: Cockerill, M., Thurston, A. & Craig, N.

Peer Tutoring in Secondary schoools is a large scale randomised controlled trial of the "Paired Reading" literacy intervention across the Northeast of England. It involves 120 classes in 10 schools who were tested on their reading ability before and after the intervention. 

 

 

 

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cooperative learning Social Sciences
school Social Sciences
smoking Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
school grade Social Sciences
grouping Social Sciences
teacher Social Sciences
educational inequality Social Sciences

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Projects 2016 2017

Research Output 2015 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 2 Other report
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Other contribution
1 Citation (Scopus)
smoking
school grade
school
student
arms control

Teacher ‘quality’ and attainment grouping: The role of within-school teacher deployment in social and educational inequality

Francis, B., Hodgen, J., Craig, N., Taylor, B., Archer, L., Mazenod, A., Tereschenko, A. & Connolly, P., Jan 2019, In : Teaching and Teacher Education. 77, p. 183-192 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

educational inequality
social inequality
grouping
pupil
teacher
cooperative learning
school grade
literacy
student
tutor
4 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
File
interdependence
data analysis
cooperative learning
classroom
teacher
2 Citations (Scopus)

Why is it difficult for schools to establish equitable practices in allocating students to attainment ‘sets’?

Taylor, B., Francis, B., Craig, N., Archer, L., Hodgen, J., Mazenod, A., Tereschenko, A. & Pepper, D., 16 Jan 2018, In : British Journal of Educational Studies. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
grouping
school
student
equity
Group

Activities 2017 2018

  • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

LINKS Research Network Meeting (Brussels, June 2018)

Paul Connolly (Participant), Sarah Miller (Participant), Laura Dunne (Participant), Nicole Craig (Participant), Aoibheann Brennan-Wilson (Participant), Laura Taylor (Participant)
Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

LINKS Research Network Meeting (Yale, Nov 2018)

Paul Connolly (Participant), Sarah Miller (Participant), Laura Dunne (Participant), Nicole Craig (Participant), Laura Taylor (Participant)
Nov 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

LINKS Research Network Meeting (Belfast, Nov 2017)

Paul Connolly (Participant), Sarah Miller (Participant), Laura Dunne (Participant), Nicole Craig (Participant), Aoibheann Brennan-Wilson (Participant)
Nov 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course