Anne Chappell is the Divisional Lead in the Department of Education. Anne has been at Brunel University London in the Department since 2004 and teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes, including Initial Teacher Education. Prior to this she worked in several secondary schools in London and the South-East of England with roles including Head of Year and Head of Physical Education. She studied Education, Physical Education and Science at West Sussex Institute of Higher Education, before completing a Master’s in Education at the University of Southampton and a PhD at Brunel University London. Anne is a Senior Fellow of Advance Higher Education (previously Higher Education Academy).
Anne's research focuses on auto/biographical experiences and her particular interests are in education, policy, professionals, narrative methodologies and ethical exploration and representation. She has undertaken funded research with university students from widening participation backgrounds, commuting students and students from military families. She has also undertaken research with teachers at different career stages. She was Brunel's coordinator for the EU funded “Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence: Training for Sustainable Student Services (USVSV)” project.
Anne is the co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of Auto/Biography with Dr Julie Parsons, University of Plymouth: https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030319731. She co-convenes the BSA's Auto/Biography Study Group: Auto/Biography Study Group (britsoc.co.uk) with Dr Carly Stewart, Bournemouth University: https://www.britsoc.co.uk/groups/study-groups/autobiography-study-group/