Speaker profile

Samantha Twiselton

Director of Sheffield Institute of Education
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University (Confirmed)

Professor Samantha Twiselton is the Director of  Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University.  She uses her research and practice in the development of teacher expertise, and curriculum design to develop school embedded approaches to teacher development.

Sam has been heavily involved in influencing Government policy on teacher education and was recently a member of the advisory panel for the Department for Education Carter Review of ITT and the DfE Expert Behaviour Management Panel chaired by Tom Bennett. She currently sits on the OFSTED expert advisory group for the OFSTED curriculum research project, the DfE expert research and recruitment advisory group and the Harrow International Schools Expert Advisory Group. She is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and has recently been elected as its Vice President (external). Her role has exposed her to so many sources of evidence that the teaching profession needs a powerful and authoritative voice that she is very pleased to support this important organisation.

In June 2018 she was named in the Queen’s birthday honours as a recipient of an OBE for services to Higher Education.