Eilidh Slattery

Lecturer in Arts Education


Eilidh Slattery currently works full-time at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the PG Cert & MEd Learning and Teaching in the Arts programmes, working with arts educators from all educational and community settings. Eilidh has been awarded Fellow status by AdvanceHE (FHEA).

Before joining RCS, Eilidh trained as a dancer and dance teacher gaining teaching qualifications in multiple disciplines with the ISTD & RAD and taught in the UK and Ireland. Eilidh has experience teaching dance and choreographing productions for all ages in dance schools, community settings, nurseries, primary & secondary schools and in FE & HE settings. Eilidh later qualified as a GTCS registered primary school teacher and continued to explore dance and creative movement with learners alongside the rest of the school curriculum whilst also delivering CLPL dance events for staff and guest lecturing on several Initial Teacher Education programmes. Eilidh held roles of class teacher, specialist teacher, principal teacher and acting headteacher before moving into the position of Lecturer in Teacher Education at the University of Dundee working on both the undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Primary Teacher Education programmes, as well as the BA Childhood Practice, TQFE and MEd programmes. 

Research interests

Now Eilidh is settled in her full-time role at RCS she is continuing to explore her research interests. Dance and creative movement in primary education is a longstanding focus, with wider interests in arts-based pedagogy, arts-based research methods, inclusive practice and diversification of learning & teaching theory.

Eilidh has been awarded funding from the RCS Athenaeum Award to support the Dance in the Primary School in Scotland project.

To view the Dance in the Primary School in Scotland report please select under Latest Work and access the pdf document.


Contact: E.Slattery@rcs.ac.uk


  • MEd, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

    MEd Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts

    Sept 2016 - Jul 2019
  • BEd, University of Aberdeen

    BEd (Hons) Primary Education

    Sept 2004 - Jul 2008
  • Northern Ballet School

    Teaching of Dance diploma

    Sept 1997 - Jul 2000