Kelly Dockerty

Lecturer in Education

Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

01482 466343

Kelly is a lecturer in education with a background in science education and primary teaching.

She is an active researcher who established the Conversation Interfaces Personalising Learning in Initial Teacher Training Project(CIPLiITT). This continues to enable our students in ITE to engage in professional dialogue about key educational topics where they can share known knowledge, enhance emergent knowledge and co-construct new knowledge.

Kelly is studying at doctoral level with online collaboration, teacher resilience and CPD as her fields of research interest.

She is a Registered Scientist with the Association of Science Education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Research Interests

  • STEM education

  • Professional dialogue through online collaboration

  • Teacher resilience

  • CPD

Research groups

Kelly is interested in STEM education and has worked with a STEM network provider to support colleagues in South and West Yorkshire with the aim to improve teachers' primary science knowledge.

Her research interests include online collaboration, teacher resilience and CPD and she is a member of the Professional Identity, Partnership and Practice, and Technology-Enhanced Learning faculty research groups. 


Under review

Dockerty K (date TBC), 'Exploring the Successes of Pre-service Teachers using Online Forums to Support Knowledge Construction, Coping Strategies and Resilient Teaching Practice'.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Dockerty K (2015), 'STEMing the Growth of Primary Science', ASE Primary Science, Issue 139, 11-13.

Andrea A Parr, Kelly Gill, Derek J Gardiner, James D Hoyland, David Sands, Kevin Brunson and Roger T Carline (2002), 'A Comparison of Laser- and Furnace-Annealed Polysilicon Structure', Semiconductor, Science and Technology 17 No 1, 47-54.

ResearchGate profile


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Teaching and Learning in the Primary School 1 (module leader and tutor)

  • Primary Science (module leader and tutor)

  • Learning in the Outdoor Classroom (module leader and tutor)

  • The Core Curriculum (science module tutor)

  • Stimulating Sustainability (module leader and tutor)

Research PhDs

Kelly supervises students on both teaching practice and during their final undergraduate research dissertation projects.

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education Advanced

  • Certificate in Sustained Professional Development

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MEd with Merit (University of Hull)

  • BSc Chemistry with Biochemistry (University of Northumbria at Newcastle)

External roles

Registered Scientist (RSci) of the Association of Science Education

Professional highlights

Working as a Research and Development Chemist fractionally from 1997 to 2000 for Croda Application Chemicals PLC making sample oils for British multinational company British Petroleum (BP P.l.c).