Department of Education

Postgraduate research students

Current research

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students

Student Project Status First Supervisor Second Supervisor Research Cluster
Manal Alharbi Lengthening kindergarteners' attention span through small group individualised instruction  Full time Ms Elisabeth Barratt Hacking Dr Susan Martin
 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Tayiba Al Hilali An investigation into the workplace writing experiences of engineer alumni: A social perspective on writing  Full time Dr Jim McKinley Dr Trevor Grimshaw

 
Language and Educational Practices
Hanan Alkandari    Full time Dr Katie Dunworth Dr Jim McKinley

 
Language and Educational Practices
Fawziah Alraddadi The relationship between behaviour problems and peer preference in different classroom situations Full time Dr Simon Hayhoe   Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Faisal Al Saidi The relationship between computer assisted language learning activities, collaboration and noticing: A case study from Oman. Full time Dr Katie Dunworth Dr Santiago Sanchez
 
Language and Educational Practices
Yasmin Chahal   Full time Dr Andrea Abbas Dr Ceri Brown Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Shirui Chai Do Dialogic teaching methods in English-medium higher education enable Chinese students to become full participants in the learning community of their discipline alongside their Anglophone peers? Full time Dr David Skidmore Dr Katie Dunworth Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Conilias Chakabva  An investigation into the effectiveness of technology in supporting parental engagement: A meta-analysis  Part time Dr Janet Goodall Dr Andres Sandoval-Hernandez Educational Leadership, Management and Governance
Jie Chen Factors influencing teacher code-switching decisions in EFL classrooms in China  Full time Dr Katie Dunworth Dr Santiago Sanchez
 
Language and Educational Practices
Anna Csernus An Investigation into experienced English language teachers' selection and use of grammar teaching techniques: A cognitive perspective  Full time Dr Santiago Sanchez Dr Katie Dunworth

 
Language and Educational Practices
Joanne Davies  An investigation into the geographical limits to social mobility, through the lens of young people's university choices in the UK  Full time Dr Michael Donnelly Dr Andres Sandoval Hernandez/ Professor Paul Gregg Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Alison Douthwaite Developing students’ critical voices through the discussion of literature: an investigation into the pedagogical affordances of using mobile technologies to enable student production of multimodal responses to literature  Full time Dr David Skidmore Dr Rita Chawla-Duggan

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Jie (Paul) Gao  Nurturing the next generation: a comparative study of perception and utilisation of oversea education between Chinese students/graduates in the UK and US  Full time Professor Catherine Montgomery Dr Andrea Abbas  Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Neil Mark Gilbride The ego development stage of school leaders in England and its implications for practice  Part time Professor Chris James Dr Sam Carr

 
Educational Leadership, Management and Governance
Robert James Gray An exploration of the role that academic genre practices play in the development of university student identities  Part time Dr Trevor Grimshaw Dr Jim McKinley
 
Language and Educational Practices
Amina Guerriche Multicultural Identity Construction through Study-Abroad Programmes  Full time Dr Trevor Grimshaw Dr Janina Iwaniec

 
Language and Educational Practices
Katherine Ann Halet An Investigation into Teacher Emotions and Identity: A Multiple-case Study of Undergraduate Language Teacher Educators in Argentina  Full time Dr Santiago Sanchez  Dr Trevor Grimshaw

 
Language and Educational Practices
Melissa Hawkins An analysis of the use of organisational complexity theories to understand the problematic nature of organising in schools  Part time Professor Chris James Mr Michael Fertig
 
Educational Leadership, Management and Governance
Sally Hewlett Academics and disability: An examination of the academic experience of disability policy in Higher Education  Full time Dr Andrea Abbas Dr Simon Hayhoe Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Caroline Hickman Nature Cure: How relationship and relatedness with nature can in turn transform our relationship with ourselves and with others, in educational and therapeutic settings  Part time Dr Sam Carr

Dr Ceri Brown

Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Andrea Higgins Building Special Educational Needs Teachers' Professional Knowledge through Collaboration  Part time Professor Chris James Dr David Skidmore
 
Educational Leadership, Management and Governance
Georgina Hudson  Causes and consequences of educational disruption owing to irregular school transition  Full time Dr Ceri Brown Professor Laurence Hurst Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Gihan Ismail The development of Arab international research students in UK universities  Full time Dr Andrea Abbas Professor Chris James

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Paranin Jotikasthira The impact of ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP) on Thai higher education institutions  Full time Dr Richard Watermeyer Dr Robin Shields

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Sun Joo (Jaime) Kim English as an Internation Language (EIL) in Higher Education: A qualitative cross-sectional study of postgraduate programmes in the UK  Full time Dr Katie Dunworth Dr Santiago Sanchez

 
Language and Educational Practices
Dzenana Kurtovic-Ceman Communication/PR challenges of implementation of the IB programmes in the United States  Part time Dr Tristan Bunnell Mr Mike Fertig Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Ya-Hsin (Mia) Lai Exploring the relationship between parent-child attachment characteristics and the nature of parent-child interactions in the context of sport  Full time Dr Sam Carr Dr Ceri Brown

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Fangfei Li Chinese students' perceptions of, and responses to written feedback in EAP courses in a UK Higher Education institution  Full time Dr Harry Kuchah Dr Katie Dunworth

 
Language and Educational Practices
Luyao Li Who Are You Teaching? The Emerging Identity Representation of the Young Middle Class in China as Viewed through Translanguaging Practices  Full time Dr Trevor Grimshaw Dr Janina Iwaniec

 
Language and Educational Practices
Abigail Marchant Exploring motivation amongst young people who have been excluded and are at-risk of educational failure: A self-determination approach  Full time Dr Sam Carr Dr Ceri Brown Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Esther McMahon How can children and teachers work together to develop co-constructive learning in a primary classroom community?  Part time Ms Elisabeth Barratt Hacking Dr Kate Bullock

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Meyrav Mor How might traditional cultural knowledge contribute to sustainable education: a Nepalese case study  Part time Professor Steve Gough Dr Ceri Brown
 
Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Evangelia Polymenakou A multiple case study of intercultural education through community engagement in Greek higher education  Full time Dr Trevor Grimshaw Dr Katie Dunworth

 
Language and Educational Practices
Rahmi Professional Identity Development Of Acehnese EFL Teachers: The Case of Practicing Teachers at Secondary Schools with Master's Degree  Full time Dr Jim McKinley Dr Santiago Sanchez

 
Language and Educational Practices
Miranda Lucy Roberts Using Gal’perin’s theory to enhance the educated discourse for learning: action research study in the context of secondary school English and History  Part time Dr David Skidmore Mr Michael Fertig

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Philip Sampey The Depiction of Social Inequalities in British School Stories of the 1940s and 1950s  Part time Ms Elisabeth Barratt Hacking   Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Eliana Maria Osorio Saez  Using technology to support parental engagement  Full time Dr Janet Goodall Dr Andres Sandoval-Hernandez Educational Leadership, Management and Governance
Susan Shapcott Implicit Theories of Golf Ability: The Effects on Student Interaction  Part time Dr Sam Carr Dr Ceri Brown

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Vandana Singh How does the Indian school curriculum, both implicitly and explicitly, influence the gendered capabilities of its female pupils?  Full time Dr Rita Chawla-Duggan Dr Lizzi Okpevba Milligan 

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Wendy Stevens Numeracy and Nurses: A case study of registered nurses experiences of mathematical problem solving during the task of drug calculation, within a hospital setting  Part time Ms Elisabeth Barratt Hacking Professor Steve Gough

 
Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Samantha Stone An ethnographic exploration into Children's socialisation in School Mealtimes, in a primary school in South West England  Full time Dr Michael Donnelly Professor Steve Gough

 
Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Kathleen Swords Understanding the Challenges Faced by Expatriate Children in UK Boarding Schools  Full time Dr Ceri Brown Dr Michael Donnelly

 
Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Ba Linh Tran The Strategising and Experience of Internationalisation: A Case Study of Two Vietnamese Universities  Full time Dr Richard Watermeyer Professor Jurgen Enders

 
Learning, Pedagogy and Diversity
Samuel Whewall Place as a mediator of the social and spatial mobilities of disadvantaged young people in England  Full time Dr Michael Donnelly Professor Hugh Lauder

 
Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
David Whitmarsh An Investigation into the Effect of Confucian Culture and Language on Students Studying the International Baccalaureate within their Native country Part time Dr Tristan Bunnell

Dr Lizzi Milligan

 

Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education
Yanru Xu Social stratification and its impact on the equality of education  Full time Professor Catherine Montgomery Professor Xiao Lan Curdt-Cristiansen Internationalisation and Globalisation of Education

Doctor of Education (EdD) students

Student Research title Project summary
Graeme Athey Does technology change the nature of knowledge and what are the implications for pedagogy? Supervised by: Professor Hugh Lauder / Dr Ceri Brown

Expected completion date: 1 July 2018
Ziad Azzam In Search of Bilingualism in Dubai's Private K-12 Education Sector Supervised by: Dr Jim McKinley / Dr Robin Shields

Expected completion date: 6 January 2021
Brenda Maureen Bignold Delivering in-service teacher training in Sub-Saharan Africa: which approaches best support teacher learning and quality education? Supervised by: Dr Lizzi Milligan / Mr Michael Fertig

Expected completion date: 3 January 2021
Julianne Brown A critical exploration of global citizen discourse within the field of international school education Supervised by: Dr Trevor Grimshaw / Dr Andrea Abbas

Expected competition date: 19 January 2020
Diane Dale The University Technical College model: motivating learning and teaching through educational policy Supervised by: Dr Sam Carr

Expected completion date: 2 July 2017
Janet Desjardins To be confirmed Supervised by: Professor Chris James

Expected completion date: 7 July 2019
Barbara Deveney To what extent can the highlighting of difference in Primary school aged children through the practice of ‘Celebrating Difference’ lead to unforeseen outcomes? Supervised by: Dr David Skidmore / Dr Rita Chawla-Duggan

Expected completion date: 7 July 2019
Gabriel Diaz Maggioli Understanding expert mediation in online and onsite environments: two case studies Supervised by: Dr Santiago Sanchez / Dr Katie Dunworth

Expected completion date: 2 January 2020
Adam Edmett Online professional development of English Teachers in Malaysia: An analysis of interaction within asynchronous networks via the Community of Inquiry Model Supervised by: Dr David Skidmore / Dr Robin Shields

Expected completion date: 10 January 2018
Maxine Gillway A cross-disciplinary exploration of the relationship between teacher beliefs and feedback on written assessments Supervised by: Dr Santiago Sanchez / Dr Katie Dunworth

Expected completion date: 5 January 2022
Greg Gundersen Participation in Higher Education International Experiences: the role of habitus, rational cost-benefit analysis, and university based context Supervised by: Dr Andrea Abbas / Dr Robin Shields

Expected completion date: 1 April 2018
Margaret Halicioglu The lived experience of the transition to boarding school: a case study of students in one Turkish high school. Supervised by: Dr Sam Carr / Dr Ceri Brown

Expected completion date: 1 July 2018
James Hatch The new imperialist? The international teacher - becoming, gatekeeping and capital (re)production Supervised by: Dr Tristan Bunnell / Professor Hugh Lauder

Expected completion date: 9 July 2017
Robert Horton What are the drivers for the successful implementation of a Boarding Programme at a Tanzanian International School Campus? Supervised by: Dr Mary Hayden / Professor Jeff Thompson

Expected completion date: 3 July 2019
Kevin House The subject beyond culture: An examination of change in educator subjectivities on becoming 'international'. Supervised by: Dr Michael Donnelly / Dr Mary Hayden

Expected completion date: 9 July 2017
Rosalind Irving The role of a transnational education service business in higher education Supervised by: Professor Hugh Lauder

Expected completion date: 2 July 2017
Joann James Me, Myself, Dubai: Investigating Space and Subjectivities of Emirati Female Graduating Students in a Neo-Liberal City Supervised by: Dr Jessica Francombe-Webb / Dr Janet Goodall

Expected completion date: 28 June 2020
Daisy Johnson To be confirmed Expected completion date: 3 June 2022
Wenxuan Li To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Jim McKinley

Expected completion date:26 June 2019
Helen Maffini Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning in Hong Kong Kindergartens Supervised by: Dr Rita Chawla-Duggan / Dr Kate Bullock

Expected competition date: 1 July 2018
Uwe Maurer To be confirmed Expected completion date: 13 July 2014
Kristen Moriarty English Language Learners and cross age tutoring Supervised by: Dr Michael Donnelly / Dr Sam Carr

Expected completion date: 12 July 2017
Susan Nelsen To be confirmed Expected competition date: 26 June 2018
Christopher Newton Social and academic adjustment during the transition process from primary to secondary school Supervised by: Dr Janet Goodall / Dr Tristan Bunnell

Expected competition date: 1 July 2018
Eanna O'Boyle Adolescents' perceptions of how creativity is fostered by teachers in the curriculum. Supervised by: Dr Mary Hayden

Expected completion date: 3 July 2018
Don O'Neill The Internationalisation of Higher Education in Ireland: A Case Study of Public Sector Institutions Supervised by: Dr Andrea Abbas / Dr Tristan Bunnell

Expected completion date: 7 January 2018
Andrew O’Sullivan To be confirmed Expected completion date: 3 July 2018
Peggy Pelonis-Peneros Views of Administrators on Professional Development in International Schools: Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Resourcing Supervised by: Dr Mary Hayden / Professor Chris James

Expected completion date: 13 January 2017
Roy Pietro Examining the impact of participating in a high dissonance service-learning program on the global perspectives and global citizenship of college students studying abroad Supervised by: Dr Richard Watermeyer / Dr Robin Shields

Expected completion date: 8 January 2017
Daniel Robinson What instills hope to achieve in high-poverty students from a psychodynamic perspective? Supervised by: Dr Janet Goodall / Dr Andrea Abbas

Expected completion date: 5 January 2022
Donna Roskell Educators' understanding of, and attitudes towards, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) teaching and learning, with a focus on public sphere actions (ESD2) Supervised by: Ms Elisabeth Barratt-Hacking

Expected completion date: 2 July 2017
Martha Ross To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Tristan Bunnell / Dr Andres Sandoval Hernandez

Expected completion date: 9 July 2018
Joanne Seymour To be confirmed Supervised by: Dr Jim McKinley

Expected completion date: 6 January 2021
Yvonne Slough-Kuss The Discursive Recontextualization of Lifelong Learning in the International Baccalaureate Supervised by: Dr Rita Chawla-Duggan / Dr Tristan Bunnell

Expected completion date: 1 July 2018
Richard Smith The impact of mindfulness training on beliefs about stress for teachers working in an international context Supervised by: Professor Chris James / Dr Janet Goodall

Expected completion date: 21 July 2019
Ronald Snyder What's the Big Idea: the role of social interaction as a motivator in online learning. Supervised by: Dr Sam Carr / Dr Manuel Souto-Otero

Expected completion date: 9 July 2017
Simon Taylor Performance appraisal: its impact on the tenure of International School leaders in not-for-profit schools Supervised by: Professor Chris James / Dr Mary Hayden

Expected completion date: 1 July 2019
Daisy Walsh An analysis of curriculum decision-making in Further Education colleges in England Supervised by: Professor Chris James / Mr Michael Fertig

Expected completion date: 5 January 2018
Georgia Williams Parental choice and private schools in 21st century Rabat, Morocco. Supervised by: Professor Hugh Lauder / Dr Lizzi Milligan

Expected completion date: 9 July 2017
Debra Williams-Gualandi International teachers and intercultural understanding: the construct of identity formation Supervised by: Dr Mary Hayden / Professor Jeff Thompson

Expected completion date: 1 July 2018
Shaun Williams Game based pedagogies and the volunteer coaching community: (Re)imagining coach learning and knowledge through a collaborative approach Supervised by: Dr Sam Carr / Dr Anthony Bush

Expected completion date: 1 July 2018

Information correct as of 11 January 2017.