Karin Doull

Karin Doull

Former affiliation

Research activity per year

Personal profile

Research interests

The role of musuems, sites and galleries in developing historical understanding 

How to approach challenging and controversial history within primary classrooms

The importance of CPLD in developing professional identity and confidence with primary history teachers

 Focus on women's history

Professional affiliations

Historical Association

  • Fellow of the Historical Association
  • Chartered Teacher of History (Primary)
  • Editor in chief for Primary History Journal and member of Primary Committee for the Historical Association

Higher Education Association

  • Senior Fellow of HEA

Member of Challenging History network 2010-2013

Member of Silence Memory and Empathy network  2013-2015

Transatlantic Teachers Programme (The National Archives) 2012

Fellow of Summer school on Jewish Life and Holocust studies (Royal Holloway) 2011

Fellowship in Holocaust Education 2010 (Imperial War Musuem and International School for Holocaust Studies Jerusalem 2010

Consultancy work

Primary and Early Years History
Holocaust Education - particularly in relation to primary age range


BA in English Studies and Folklife Studies ~ Dissertation 'Fisherwomen and their Place in a Traditional Society'

PGCE (Primary) with Merit

Certificate of Professional Practice-Twenty Day History Course (GEST)

MA in Educational Practice evaluating the impact that a tragetted CPLD programme had on a group of primary history teachers, investigating how it contributed to their increased sense of identity and agency and how it was continuing to promote professional learning. 



Andreetti, K. and Doull, K. (1988) Primary Foundations History Ages 5-7. Leamington Spa:Scholastic 

Andreetti, K. and Doull, K. (1988) Primary Foundations History Ages 7-9. Leamington Spa:Scholastic 

Doull,K. (2017) Art and ... History In: Ogier, S. (2017) (ed) Teaching Primary Art and Design. London:Sage Publications pp.200-206

Doull, K. and Townsend, S. (2018) Investigating the issues and implications of 'Big Picture' history: deconstructing the 'long arc of development'. Education 3-13 46(6) pp.685-699

Doull, K., Russell, C. and Hales, A., (2019) Mastering Primary History, London: Bloomsbury

Doull, K., (2021) An eye on the past: curious explorations or ‘the other”. In Ogier, S and Tutchell, S. (ed) (2021) Teaching Arts in the Primary Curriculum London: Sage

Doull, K. (2022) Curriculum Design : Shaping Purposeful Learning in Ogier, S., ((ed) 2022) (2nd ed) A Broad and Balanced Curriculum London: Sage

Doull, K., (ed) (2022) Teaching a Diverse Primary Curriculum London: Sage

Doull, K and Ogier S (ed) (2023) Teaching sustainability and Climate Change across the Primary Curriculum London: Sage