Liz Chamberlain is a senior education specialist with a passion for inspirational teaching and raising standards in literacy across all groups of learners and has over twenty years of experience teaching in primary schools and in higher education institutions. She has worked with a wide range of audiences of teachers and student teachers improving pupils’ engagement with literacy through creative interventions and projects, specifically focussed on reading and writing.
She has worked across a range of settings in the UK, including two years teaching in Asia and, more recently, she was based in Ethiopia for a libraries and literacy project. She spent two years working with the National Literacy Trust as Deputy Director of the Reading is Fundamental project and continues to act as a consultant for NLT, Book Trust and CARE International. For four years, she was project lead for the national UK government-funded writing project Everybody Writes; a web-based project accessed by over 212,000 teachers.
As a senior lecturer in Primary English, Liz’s expertise is in early reading, the teaching and assessment of phonics, and writing pedagogy. She has published several academic books, book chapters and has been an invited keynote speaker at a number of national and international events.
As Chair of the International Sub-Committee for the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA), she regularly works with European colleagues on literacy priorities and policy issues.