Rebecca Hale is part of the research team and one of the authors of the Centre’s publication: What do students know and understand about the Holocaust? Evidence from English secondary schools. She leads the Centre’s quantitative research to explore the impact of the Centre’s professional development programmes for teachers.
Becky is a fully qualified secondary school teacher, having gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of Leicester and working as a Psychology and Humanities teacher in Peterborough. In 2007 she moved to Keele University to complete an MSc in Psychological Research Methods, followed by a PhD in Psychology to explore parents’ experiences when their children are bullied. Whilst completing her PhD, Becky worked as a research assistant on a number of projects in the fields of psychology, education, and health. She joined the Centre in 2013 to work on the national study with secondary school students, and now oversees the quantitative work streams of the Centre’s research including exploration of the impact of Holocaust education on teaching practice and students’ learning. Having expertise in mixed methods research, Becky also contributes to the Centre’s qualitative research. Additionally, since 2013, Becky has led the evaluation of the Centre's Beacon School programme to explore teachers’ experiences of the programme and how it influences their approaches to teaching about the Holocaust.