Research Students

Former Research students

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

  • Dr Julia Croft Aligning assessment in teacher education: defining the role of HE in developing the professional teacher
  • Dr Peter Dean Undergraduate Media Studies in England: a discourse analysis
  • Dr Paul Gardner Scribing the writer: implications of social construction of writer identity for paradigms of written composition
  • Dr Richard Procter Knowledge management to support evidence informed practice in teaching and learning.
  • Dr Mario Moya Developing a Strategy-based Instruction Approach to Teaching and Learning Modern Languages to train ab-initio Primary PGCE Trainees
  • Dr Lanka Wendikandage A study of multicultural practices in Sri Lankan secondary schools and an English comparator school 
  • Dr Sarah-Louise Jones Learning and Emerging Technologies: An investigation into the nature of learning processes.
  • Dr Monika Pazio Researching normalisation of Computer Assisted Language Learning in the context of primary education.
  • Dr Elaine Barron Primary School Headteachers' perceptions of factors which contribute to successful outcomes for teacher training.
  • Dr Kate Hudson Innovations in partnership: Investigating the Changes: Using pupil voice to support student teacher development through mentoring.
  • 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

Current MPhil/PhD students

  • Saleh Alresheed Integrating CALL in Saudi Classrooms: A change model based on inhibiting factors and possible solutions
  • Dave Appleby What makes threshold concepts difficult to learn? Exploring the pedagogy of a conceptual landscape
  • Javeria Chaudhry Exploring the effectiveness of school behaviour policy in both English and Pakistani Schools
  • Judith Darnell Parental Involvement and the consequences for student attainment: An enhancer or an inhibitor?
  • Lucia Jera Exploring New Academy Leadership
  • Christina Kuegel A critical analysis of functional play for children with autism and severe learning difficulties
  • Satip Kuesoongnern A Study of Cross-Cultural Communication in the Thai English as a Foreign Language classroom
  • Sharvaani Ramkissoon A pedagogy model for MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to suit Mauritian learners
  • Eve Rapley A critical review of teacher approaches at the FE/HE interface in animal and equine studies.
  • Tony Stockford Using employability skills as a context to determine if there is a relationship between a teacher's interpretation of a pseudo-experience and the perception that a pupil internalises as their reality for that experience.
  • Peter Virnuls Exploring barriers to relational arithmetical understanding within children at the end of their primary education
  • Mike Aylen Relationship between leadership styles of five primary headteachers and perceptions of effective teaching assistant deployment
  • Michael Usi Enhancing youth education attendance in Malawi through strategy development: an analysis of strategies and challenge
  • Yuena Zhou A Comparative Socio-Cultural Study of the Nonverbal Elements in University Classroom Teaching in the UK and China
  • Janine Francois In what ways does art in the museum context provide a safe space to ask difficult questions around culture and race?

Current PhD by Publication students

  • Malini Mistry The role of leaders in meeting the needs of Early Years pupils with EAL
  • David Mathew Fragile Learning: The Influence of Anxiety

Current EdD students

  • Wendy Edwards Should schools set homework?
  • Garry Layden Hand-drawing for spatial design undergraduates: an investigation into its apparent decline and how this can be reversed.
  • James Shea The role of social networking in Secondary Initial Teacher Training and Education.

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How to apply for a research degree

For all the information you need on how to apply for a research degree and to make sure you fulfil the entry requirements visit our 'How to apply' page

You should have a good honours degree (2:1 or above) or masters degree or equivalent in the relevant subject area.

International applicants should be aware of our English language requirements