Department of Education

Dr Nashwa Ismail

Research Associate with particular expertise in analysing qualitative data (i.e. interviews, focus groups and documents) using Atlas.ti

Research AssociateBA, MSc, PhD

1 West North 3.09
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5306


Prior to taking up my current post, I completed my MSc and PhD in Education at University of Southampton. My research interest is in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). My previous work experience is teaching IT, as Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT). This nature of job encouraged me to research in depth about TEL in sense of how tutors can help their students' engagement, satisfaction and information retention; and to produce enterprising graduates with the skills required to compete in the job market. During my postgraduate studies, I could achieve the Introduction to Learning and Teaching for Researchers (ILTeR) to be recognised by the Higher Education Academy as a Research Associate. Also, I could have experience of undertaking research, writing reports, papers and literature reviews. I applied a range of research techniques to gather relevant information, including document analysis, surveys, case studies and interviews (face-to-face, telephone and online). Primarily qualitative data, I liaised with social research field interviewers to gather information; I carried out information and data retrieval searches using nVIVO. Also, I could present the research results in conferences, seminars and academic events. In my current job, I am working in a project about school turnaround with Professor Alma Harris and Dr Michelle Jones. My role is mainly analysing qualitative data of this project using Atlas.ti.

Research interests

  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Student-Centred Learning
  • E-Learning
  • Constructionism and Scoio-Constructivism

Current projects

  • Turnaround Schools in Malaysia and Indonesia



Ismail, N., 2017. Analysing qualitative data using facial expressions in an educational scenario. International Journal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, 5 (3), 3.

Ismail, N., Kinchin, G. and Edwards, J.-A., 2017. Democratic Education In The Egyptian Higher Education: Investigation Of Tutors’ Perception Of Democratic Education In The Egyptian Higher Education. Researchjournali’s Journal of Education, 5 (7), 3733.

Ismail, N., Kinchin, G. and Edwards, J.-A., 2016. Investigating Continuing Professional Development Provided for Egyptian Higher Education Online Tutors. International Journal of Enhanced Research in Educational Development (IJERED), 4 (2).

Conference or Workshop Items

Ismail, N., Edwards, J.-A. and Kinchin, G., 2015. Facial expression analysis as a data analysis methodology. In: Amado, N. and Carreira, S., eds. 12th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching ICTMT 12, 2015-06-24 - 2015-06-27, University of Algarve, Faculty of Sciences and Technology. Faro, Portugal: Universidade do Algarve, pp. 555-557.


Ismail, N., 2017. Forthcoming. Egyptian higher education tutors' perceptions of student-centred learning in the online environment. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Southampton.

Ismail, N., 2011. Interaction: a Key Component to Successful Online Learning: An Investigation of Interaction and a Course of Online Learning. Thesis (Masters). University of Southampton.

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