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


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