Kelly is a Senior 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 students in ITT 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 policy analysis, teachers' professional lives and CPD as her fields of research interest.
She is a Registered Scientist with the Association of Science Education and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.