Mahmoud is specialised in Professional Studies in education. He
teaches 'Postgraduate Research Methods' module and supervises
research students. His main research interests are:
The Education of Minority Ethnic Children. Other interests
include teacher education, practice of practitioners and
Within CeDARE, Mahmoud supports research activities, which
includes undertaking literature reviews, data collection, data
analysis and supporting the writing of research reports.
Additionally, he supports academic staff in their research clusters
across the School for Education Futures.
Mahmoud is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
He reviews journal articles submitted to EMAL, the
International Journal of Leadership in Education and the Asia
Pacific Journal of Education. He was part of
the Edulearn 2011 advisory
board to review abstracts submitted to the International
Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies. He is a
member of a panel of experts at Mentaur on the first consultation
of quality of life of individuals with autism.
Research, research, research! In a world that changes so quickly
the importance of doing research and finding new or better ways to
improve education and professional practice have never been
Funding is one of, if not the only, greatest challenges that we
face within education research. Doing research during tough
economic climate means there are less resources and more
Doing research could be demanding at times but it is never
boring! Every research project brings new tasks, challenges,
opportunities to learn and above all excitement!
My most important publications include 'In the
Quest for their Trust: The Perceptions of Parents and Carers on
Accessing Services for Disabled Children, which was published in
the Journal of Leisure Studies and co-authored with Dr David
Thompson. Also co-authored with Dr Thompson was the article
'They Say Every Child Matters, but They Don’t: An Investigation
into Parental and Carer Perceptions of Access to Leisure Facilities
and Respite Care for Children and Young People with ASD or
ADHD', which was published in Disability and Society. Both of
these have been published in 2011.
Individually, my article entitled
'Leading to Decide or Deciding to Lead? Understanding the
Relationship between Teacher Leadership and Decision Making' was
published in Educational Management Administration and
Leadership in 2010.
I am currently working on the SKEIN
Programme, an evaluation of professional
development that we are offering to schools. Additionally, I
am working on an interesting LFHE-funded project on
sustainable and ethical practice in developing international
partnerships in Higher Education.
View Mahmoud's full online research
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