Class of students

Meet our PhD students

Current PhD in Education students

This page shows details of our PhD in Education students and their research areas:

Student NameResearch Title/AreaDirector of Studies
Ruth Allen Post-compulsory education and training Prof Alan Tuckett
Abdulrahman Al Shabeb Use of Social Media for Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition by Students of English as a Foreign Language in Higher Education in Saudi Arabia Prof John Traxler
Alexander Blower Widening Participation Dr Maria Tsouroufli
Jayne Daly 

Leadership dilemma: Improving workforce understanding and perceptions of childhood resilience in early education. ‘The long road to recovery.’

Prof Michelle Lowe 

Tracy Edwards

Developing professionalism in placement: the experiences of Early Years mentors and undergraduate trainees on the EYTS programme Dr Zeta Brown
Menna Godfrey An exploration of the learning opportunities provided by the ‘Mud Kitchen’ Prof Chris Pascal
Jacqueline Jackson Are Digital Natives Redefining (Art School) Education? Prof John Traxler
Carl Longmore Longitudinal study into the impact of a short term international teaching placement upon pre-service primary school teachers’ soft skills  Dr Brendan Bartram
Helen Lyndon Listening to children better in early education settings Prof Chris Pascal
Andrea Mondokova Athena Swan Award and STEM Dr Maria Tsouroufli  
Bill Myers The perception of self-harm in secondary schools Dr Lydia Lewis
Mike Rickhuss The influence of task design on the teaching and learning process and outcomes of the secondary school mathematics

Prof Chris Hockings

Elizabeth Rouse What are the benefits of infant massage for more vulnerable children and their carers and how might the service be more effectively delivered in a children's centre context?

Prof Chris Pascal

Faye Stanley A comparative study (England and Sweden) of practitioners' perceptions of the learning experiences that they feel should be offered to children aged 4-6 years focusing on the role of the adult Dr Martin Needham

Inter-student mentoring scheme

The doctoral mentoring scheme has been designed to enable doctoral students the opportunity of supporting their fellow students. The mentoring system is in three tiers, where students in the middle of their studies are mentors to students at the beginning of their studies.

Additionally, students at the end of their studies can mentor those in the middle to support them with the experiences they are going to encounter. Find out more.