Academic and research interests

Children and young people's identities (particularly in relation to place)

Children and young people's creative reading and writing practices

Literature for children and young people


Stevens, D. and Lockney, K. eds (2018)  'Students, Places and Identities in English and the Arts: creative spaces in education' London: Routledge

Boyd, P., Hymer, B. and Lockney, K. (2015) 'Learning Teaching: becoming an inspirational teacher' Northwich: Critical Publishing

Lockney, K. (2015) 'Absence' and 'Scarrowmanick' [original poems] The Interpreter's House Summer 2015

Lockney, K. and Cooke, S. (2015) 'Planning the Unplanned Lesson' [blog post]

Lockney, K. (2013) 'Progressive Presentations of Place-Based Identities in Meg Rosoff's 'How I Live Now'' Children's Literature in Education, Vol. 44 Issue 4, pp.311-325

Lockney, K. (2013) 'Promoting reading for pleasure as a whole school issue' Learning and Teaching Update Issue 62 pp.6-8

Lockney, K. (2013) 'Effective Talk in the Classroom' Learning and Teaching Update

Lockney, K. (2013) 'Encouraging parental involvement in their children's learning' Learning and Teaching Update Issue 66,pp.5-7

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Teaching Presents from My Aunts in Pakistan' [original poem] English in Education, Vol. 46 Issue 3, pp.197

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Poetry and Place', The English Review Vol. 23 No.2, pp.5-7

Lockney, K. (2012) 'The Poetry Archive in the Classroom', NATE Classroom Issue 18, pp.20-22

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Promoting the Effective Use of Teaching Assistants', Learning and Teaching Update, Issue 57

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Creative Reading/Creative Writing', NATE Classroom, Issue 16, pp.26-28.

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Creativity across the curriculum: creative writing beyond English', NATE English Drama Media, Issue 22, pp.43-46

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Teaching Reading in the Secondary School', Learning and Teaching Update, Issue 53, pp.4-6

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Understanding Ian McEwan's Atonement as a Postmodern Novel', The English Review, Volume 22, No 4, pp.26-29

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Teaching Reading Across the Secondary Curriculum',

Conference presentations

Lockney, K. and Shortis, T. (2017) Poetry by Heart, NATE, Nottingham, June 2017

Lockney, K. and Cooke, S. (2015) 'Using Poetry by Heart in the classroom' NATE, Newcastle, July 2015

Lockney, K. (2015) 'Pupils' identity as expressed through poetry' NATE, Newcastle, July 2015

Lockney, K. (2014) 'Pupils, poetry and place' NATE, Bristol, July 2014

Lockney, K. (2014) 'Learning poetry by heart in the primary school: what can we learn from teacher, pupil and parental perspectives?' NATE, Bristol, July 2014

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Writing the Unseen Poem: Can Writing Poetry Help Pupils Become Better Readers of Poetry' NATE, York, July 2012

Lockney, K. (2012) 'Using creative writing strategies to raise attainment in English Literature Language and Literature' NATE, York, July 2012

Recent external roles

Recent roles as external examiner at universities of Edinburgh, Wolverhampton, Edge Hill, Liverpool John Moores, Strathclyde.

Member of initial teacher training committee of National Association for the Teaching of English

Member of national development team for Poetry by Heart.  Consultant and author for BBC Bitesize poetry resources.