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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
Helen Beetham Developing critical literacies in the digial university  
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

Mark Elliot

HE consumerisation and student behaviour Dr Brendan Bartram

Aron Foley

Exploring the impact of HeadStart on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Wolverhampton Prof Michael Jopling
Jacqueline Jackson Are Digital Natives Redefining (Art School) Education?  
Fatima Jorge Inclusive education of 5 to 11 year old children with ADHD in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Dr Stephanie Brewster
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  
Paul Morgan Perceptions of newly qualified teachers' preparedness for practice Dr David Matheson
Rami Muthaseb Social media use and potential in formal and informal science learning: a multiple case study of three educational institutions in Palestine  Prof John Traxler
Bill Myers The perception of self-harm in secondary schools Dr Lydia Lewis
Thivashni Naidu Perceptions and experiences of female Emirati Bedouin learners engaged in a western discourse curriculum: an ethnographic case study in Abu Dhabi. Prof Peter Lavender
Jennifer Rowlands Leadership and survival - a case study of two small secondary schools in the north of England Dr David Matheson
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 Brendan Bartram

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.