Research Students

Current MPhil/PhD students

  • Emma Butler A case study on support required for early career teachers to thrive in challenging schools
  • Heather Cunliffe What do students and staff in one secondary school make of the targets for learning set on entry in Year 7?
  • Janine Francois In what ways does art in the museum context provide a safe space to ask difficult questions around culture and race?
  • Nassor Hamad The efficacy of E-learning to support learning and enhance critical thinking skills for higher education students
  • Sophie Hughes A case study investigating the effectiveness of Teaching Assistants in supporting pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in one mainstream secondary school
  • Mariya Masood An investigation of relationship between academic attainments of students and their socioeconomic status and school type in Pakistan
  • Zoe Mills An intersectional investigation into students’ lived experiences and their relationship to/impact on the degree awarding gap, and the effectiveness of the university’s responses to reducing the gap
  • Malini Mistry The role of leaders in meeting the needs of Early Years pupils with EAL
  • Alix Waddington A mixed methods investigation of the rationale for, opportunities for, and the barriers to curricular co-production at a widening participation university
  • Farida Sadaf The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on elementary school education in underprivileged areas of Pakistan: A look at the effects of lockdown and online learning on student progress and the potential long-term consequences on the Pakistani education system
  • Alyaa Awad Abdo Effective Approaches for Enhancing Language and Communication for Post-16 Students with SLD and PMLD
  • Giancarlo Niro Exploring literacy practices and outcomes in one English secondary school: a mixed-methods study.

Former MPhil/PhD students

The following are former students of the Institute who have successfully completed their studies:

  • Dr Mahan Aloysius Problems of English teaching in Sri Lanka: How they affect teaching efficacy
  • Dr Saleh Alresheed Integrating CALL in Saudi Classrooms: A change model based on inhibiting factors and possible solutions
  • Dr Dave Appleby What makes threshold concepts difficult to learn? Exploring the pedagogy of a conceptual landscape
  • Dr Elaine Barron Primary School Headteachers' perceptions of factors which contribute to successful outcomes for teacher training
  • Dr Javeria Chaudhry Exploring the effectiveness of school behaviour policy in both English and Pakistani Schools
  • Mr Gordon Clubb (MPhil) An examination of the role of the Anglican Church in the English education system (secondary phase)
  • Dr Julia Croft Aligning assessment in teacher education: defining the role of HE in developing the professional teacher
  • Dr Judith Darnell Parental Involvement and the consequences for student attainment: An enhancer or an inhibitor?
  • Dr Peter Dean Undergraduate Media Studies in England: a discourse analysis
  • Dr Wendy Edwards Should schools set homework?
  • Dr Paul Gardner Scribing the writer: Implications of social construction of writer identity for paradigms of written composition
  • Dr Kate Hudson Innovations in partnership: Investigating the Changes: Using pupil voice to support student teacher development through mentoring
  • Dr Lucia Jera Exploring New Academy Leadership
  • Dr Sarah-Louise Jones Learning and Emerging Technologies: An investigation into the nature of learning processes
  • Dr Christina Kuegel A critical analysis of functional play for children with autism and severe learning difficulties
  • Dr Satip Kuesoongnern A Study of Cross-Cultural Communication in the Thai English as a Foreign Language classroom
  • Dr Garry Layden Hand-drawing for spatial design undergraduates: an investigation into its apparent decline and how this can be reversed
  • Dr David Mathew Fragile Learning: The Influence of Anxiety
  • Dr Jeanette Mills What are the issues involved in using e-portfolios as a pedagogical tool?
  • Dr Mario Moya Developing a Strategy-based Instruction Approach to Teaching and Learning Modern Languages to train ab-initio Primary PGCE Trainees
  • Dr Margaret Olugabaro Using a supplementary school to address literacy difficulties in KS3
  • Dr Nick Pape Counselling students perceptions of factors that affect their learning
  • Dr Monika Pazio Researching normalisation of Computer Assisted Language Learning in the context of primary education
  • Dr Richard Procter Knowledge management to support evidence informed practice in teaching and learning
  • Dr Sharvaani Ramkissoon A pedagogy model for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to suit Mauritian learners
  • Dr Eve Rapley A critical review of teacher approaches at the FE/HE interface in animal and equine studies
  • Dr James Shea The role of social networking in Secondary Initial Teacher Training and Education
  • Dr Michael Usi Enhancing youth education attendance in Malawi through strategy development: An analysis of strategies and challenge
  • Dr Lanka Wendikandage A study of multicultural practices in Sri Lankan secondary schools and an English comparator school


Institute for Research in Education
School of Education and English Language
University of Bedfordshire
Bedford campus
Polhill Avenue
MK41 9EA


School of Education and English Language

Bedfordshire English