Muhammad Naveed Akbar

Research title: Students' study habits, collaboration, and the role of of technology enhancement in the quality of learning

Research Summary

I am a PhD student based at the University of Glasgow conducting a research project into doctoral students’ perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of technology during their studies. This project concerns how students engage with technology to progress with their research study. I am interested in how technology contributes to effective communication with other members of the academic  community; how  students perceive both the beneficial and non-beneficial uses of technology, how these relate to their own patterns of technology use and what activities differentiate productive from unproductive work. I will be employing focus groups, interviews and survey methodology.   

There is currently an online survey running. This can be reached on the link below 

Survey Link

Invitations to complete this are being sent to postgraduate students throughout the UK and it is anticipated that completing the survey will help them in their use of technology in their learning and provide an opportunity for them to reflect on how technology shapes the work they are doing as part of their own PhD. 

Further information about the project can be obtained on the project website

Research Project Website


Additional Information

I am an experienced Organic Chemist with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. I am skilled in data analysis, research and teaching. I have a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Synthetic Organic Medicinal Chemisttry from the University of Strathclyde.  

I have a youtube channel dealing with a variety of topics - including self-development

It can be found on the link below 

You Tube Channel

I also have a Facebook page which I use to help people to live better lives with more success to achieve their life goals.

Here is the link to my Facebook page

My Facebook Link