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Izzy Harvey

Research Assistant
Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

Izzy is a research assistant and supports LITE fellows in their research.

Izzy has a professional background in early childhood and primary education and is interested in helping support research into improving educational experiences for pupils across their time in education.  She has particularly interest in primary and secondary schools as these experiences can shape and change the way young people view education going forward but is excited to learn more about supporting students in higher education particularly exploring their sense of belonging and how their university experiences can affect them for the rest of their lives.

Izzy has recently completed her master’s in psychology in Education including a dissertation exploring the impact of outdoor education on young children’s resilience. This feeds into her other passion which is any work or information sharing she can do around promoting mental health and well-being for people, especially in the present day with the ever increasing pressured, isolated, technology focused society we find ourselves living in.

During her master’s study Izzy developed her skills across all areas of the research process, including exploring existing literature, navigating ethics and gained experience in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis as part of her dissertation work. During the last year Izzy has gained experience in both data collection and analysis working on two different projects within the education department of the University of York.

She is very excited to be a part of LITE, learning from the team and to be supporting LITE fellows in their work as part of the Scholarship in Teaching and Learning at the University of Leeds.