Anna Stevens

Job title: 
Research fellow

Phone 0114 225 4656
E-mail a.stevens@shu.ac.uk

Anna Stevens joined the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research (CEIR) in September 2008, after having worked at the University's Centre for Research and Evaluation (CRE) for five years. Prior to that, she completed an MSc in Information Management at the University of Sheffield. As part of this she carried out a research dissertation concerning the information needs of people with multiple sclerosis involving in depth quantitative analysis.

During her time at CRE, Anna gained extensive experience in quantitative research methods. She is particularly skilled in handling large datasets and regularly uses SPSS for statistical analysis. Furthermore, she is experienced in questionnaire design and managing large scale surveys.

Anna is involved in all stages of the research process within the centre and has experience of both quantitative and qualitative research. Anna has developed an interest in education research and has worked on a variety of education projects.

She is currently closely involved with a three year research project for the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) on the recruitment and retention of NQTs. This project involves quantitative analysis of data collected over a three year period via means of large scale surveys. Alongside this she is working on a project evaluating the recruitment and retention of teachers in Yorkshire and the Humber funded by Yorkshire Futures.

Selected publications

Coldwell M, Maxwell B, McCaig C, Davies J and Stevens A (2011) NQT Quality Improvement Study for the Training and Development Agency for Schools Synthesised key findings from all five stages of the NQT Quality Improvement Study (PDF 644KB)

Coldwell, M, Shipton, L, Stevens, A, Stiell, B, Willis, B and Wolstenholme, C (2011) Process evaluation of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Pilot for Department for Education
> Download research report from DfE website
> Download research brief from DfE website

Formby, E, Coldwell M, Stiell B, Demack S, Stevens A, Shipton L, Wolstenholme C, Willis B (2011) Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education: A mapping study of the prevalent models of delivery and their effectiveness for Department for Education
> Download research report and research brief from DfE website

Sean Demack, Deborah Platts-Fowler, David Robinson, Anna Stevens, Ian Wilson (2010) Young People and Community Cohesion - Analysis from the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE) for DfE
> Download research report and research brief from DfE website

Stiell B, Willis B, Stevens A, Wolstenholme C and Maxwell B (2010) School meal uptake research in Rotherham, for Rotherham MBC and NHS Rotherham

Stiell B, Maxwell B, Willis B, Stevens A (2009) A Community use of Schools in Rotherham (PDF 412KB) for Rotherham MBC

Centre for Education and Inclusion Research (2009) Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Yorkshire and the Humber for Yorkshire Futures
> Download main report part 1 (PDF 6MB) / appendices part 2 (PDF 1.92MB)

Drew, S. Gledhill, J. Stevens, A. Haughton, G. Hramiak, A. Leman, J. McCaig, C. Potts, A. (2008) NQT Quality Improvement Study for the TDA. CEIR, CRE, Division of Education and Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University

Stevens, A (2008) Keele University Programme Experience Survey

Drew, S. Stevens, A. Haughton, G (2007). Electronic PDPs for Art, Design and Media; their use and assessment

Stevens, A. Gledhill, J. (2007) A report of the Employability and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Survey findings

McCaig, C, Stevens, A and Bowers-Brown, T (2007) Does Aimhigher Work? Evidence from the national evaluation, Higher Education Research Network 2006 Research report, Sheffield Hallam University

McCaig, C, Bowers-Brown, T, Stevens, A and Harvey, L, (2006) National Evaluation of Aimhigher: Survey of Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges and Work-based Learning Providers (Word doc from HEFCE website), HEFCE

Stevens, A. (2005) Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College Student Experience Survey: Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Students

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