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Nottingham Institute of Education

Staff Group(s)
Secondary and Continuing Education


Dr Gill Johnson is a lecturer, tutor and researcher in Primary Education, with a particular interest in English and Inclusion. She is interested in children’s literature and reading support to engage reluctant or struggling readers. Gill works across a number of education programmes, both undergraduate and postgraduate, within the Institute of Education.

Career overview

Dr Johnson joined the Institute of Education in January 2018, having worked in Higher Education for more than five years. She currently works across a number of education programmes, including Initial Teacher Training, as well as supervising postgraduate students.

Research areas

Her research includes:

  • An involvement in a government funded national evaluation of Reading Recovery (as part of the Every Child a Reader (ECaR) project in 2010)
  • Research relating to teaching assistants and their role in implementing an ECaR based literacy intervention
  • A case study of a story telling project and the potential value for children and parents.

External activity

Dr Johnson is a member of the executive committee for the Association for the Study of Primary Education (ASPE).

She is also a member of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA).