- Professor (Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education)
Completed PhDs and EdDs
Deborah Aldred (2002) Exploring students' and teachers' perceptions of roles in English language classrooms in Hong Kong. (PhD)
Kathleen McMillan (2006) The minority ethnic group experience in Scottish higher education. (PhD)
Sandra Sweenie (2009) 'NEETS': perceptions and aspirations of young people Not in Education, Employment or Training. (EdD)
Liz Ashworth (2010) Elementary art education: an expendable curriculum? (EdD)
Andrew Killen (2012) Democratic experiences for children in an urban primary school? (EdD)
Julie McDonald (2012) Moving in a narrative space: dental practitioners developing professionally in and out of ICT. (EdD)
Alison MacKenzie (2013) Emotions and education: cultivating compassionate minds. (PhD)
Usman Mahboob (2014) Professionalism in medical schools’ curricula. (Doctorate in Health Professions Education)
Mary Wingrave (2014) An old issue in a new era: early years practitioners' perceptions of gender. (EdD)
Niaz Soomru (Pakistan) - attitudes towards English language learning.
Rabab Aldras (Libya) - anxiety in English language learning.
Rafiq Ullah (Pakistan) - women's eduaction: prode, honour and shame.
Salem Abosnan (Libya) - reading in English as a foreign language.
Wid Daghustani (Saudi Arabia) - care of young people with autism.
Anna Mackenzie - education for capabilities in prisons (with Prof. Fergus McNeill, Criminology and Social Work) [pt].
Joyce Nicholson - educational care for children affected by parental substance use [pt].
Frazer Paton - the role of educaton in life chances and opportunities [pt].
Kay Barbour - the changing role of career guidance in UK universities.
Alex Hartley - learning to foster.
Sarah Flynn - HE academics and identity.
Brenda Rodgers - reflective learning and undergraduate business students.
Maggie Jago - museum education and learning in primary schools.
I am the Director of Learning Innovation, the Co-Director of our EdD Programme and, until April 2015, was the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the School of Education. My teaching is focussed, mainly, on educational theory and research methods and includes leading Advanced Research Methods courses for the School's PhD and EdD programmes and teaching and materials development for a Masters level course in Modern Educational Thought and for EdD courses in Educational Futures and Ethics and Education. I also enjoy providing occasional lectures and seminars for PGDE and BEd/MEduc programmes in, for example, Gender and Education, Emotional Wellbeing, Research Ethics and Global Citizenship. I am currently supervising doctoral students (EdDs and PhDs) working on emotions in education, e-learning and distance education, educational change and innovation, gender, identity, and applied linguistics.