Dr Fiona Maine

Associate Professor at Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge

Fiona Maine is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is coordinator for the Primary Education Masters Thematic Route, and for the Primary PGCE English Course. Her research focuses on literacy education, including the use of digital technology and animation to support reading comprehension, and how children engage with visual texts.

Before joining Cambridge, Fiona spent 8 years working for the School of Education at Bath Spa University, where she led the part-time Professional Masters Programme. She developed bespoke research and development projects for primary and secondary school teachers, focusing on the importance of talk in the classroom. Previously she has been the head of Key Stage 2 and literacy co-ordinator at a primary school, a Primary Literacy Consultant for Wiltshire County Council, and a Professional Development Consultant for a not-for-profit literacy organisation.

Fiona holds a PhD from Bath Spa University and MEd from University of Bristol. She is widely published, with books on literacy including "Dialogic Readers: children talking and thinking together about visual texts", and "Teaching Comprehension through Reading and Responding to Film".