Dr Yulia Nesterova

  • Research Associate - Education & International Development (School of Education)

Biography

I am a research fellow based at the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC), University of Glasgow, funded via UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund. I am also a core member of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning.

My research interests include (1) how inequalities and injustices are reproduced and (2) how partnerships and local action can address and redress them. My current research projects can be divided into two broad areas: one is education and international development and the other is peacebuilding. For the international development part, I am working on a large project with partners in seven countries (Bangladesh, China, India, Rwanda, the Philippines, South Africa, and Tanzania) investigating inequalities in education and health created by rapid urbanisation. I am also leading a GCRF-funded project on lifelong learning with partners in Benin, Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe and an SHLC-funded project on educational planning to achieve Education 2030 with partners in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO IIEP. For the peacebuilding part, I am leading a British Academy-funded project on local and place-based approaches to peacebuilding in conflict and post-conflict zones.

We recently completed an ESRC-funded project on youth engagement in peace processes, the report for which can be found here.

I have a wide-ranging and varied professional experience in research, policy development, curriculum design, and programme and project management with education institutions, governments, multi-laterals, and NGOs across the world. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow in January 2020, I worked as a consultant on peace and sustainability in Asia-Pacific for UNESCO Bangkok, in partnership with the Governments of Japan and Thailand, and a consultant on prevention of violent extremism for UNESCO MGIEP, in partnership with the Australian Government. My other key research projects and publications have focused on the rights, education, and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples, ethnic and religious minorities, women in complex and sensitive contexts, and other disadvantaged populations. I have conducted extensive research in Taiwan, Ethiopia, Hong Kong S.A.R., Russia, and Brazil, along with work with UNESCO’s Member States in Asia and the Pacific.

Qualifications:

PhD (Education), University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.
MA (Education and Globalisation), University of Oulu, Finland
MA (History/African Studies), Dalarna University, Sweden

Research interests

Education, Development, and Peace in general.

In particular:

  • Addressing inequalities/injustices faced by minority groups (Indigenous, religious, and ethnic) in and through education/learning
  • The role of education in peacebuilding, reconciliation, and conflict transformation
  • Adult and youth lifelong learning (life skills, continuing and vocational training, citizenship learning) for development and peacebuilding
  • Gender, education/learning, and health in conflict and post-conflict areas
  • Local, place-based, community-driven solutions and programming for development
  • Ethical and effective engagement of marginalised (unreachable) populations in peacebuilding and development
  • Evidence-based and transformational education policy and policymaking

Publications

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Number of items: 25.

2020

Nesterova, Y. (2020) Rethinking environmental education with the help of indigenous ways of knowing and traditional ecological knowledge. Journal of Philosophy of Education, (Accepted for Publication)

Nesterova, Y. and Young, G. (2020) Education Policies, Systems, and Progress in Africa and Asia : A Comparative Analysis of 12 Cities in Six Countries. Documentation. GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC).

Nesterova, Y. (2020) Schools out forever? : supporting resilient learning in the face of COVID-19. Impakter, 9 Apr.

Bhandari, R. and Nesterova, Y. (2020) Support thy neighbour : why a strong local response will help beat COVID-19. [Website]

2019

Nesterova, Y. and Arat, G. (2019) Working towards gender equality to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. In: Savelyeva, T., Banack, H. and Lee, S. (eds.) SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing: Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda. Series: Concise guides to the United Nations sustainable development goals. Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 61-81. ISBN 9781789737127 (doi:10.1108/978-1-78973-709-720191007)

Nesterova, Y. (2019) Teaching Indigenous children in Taiwan: tensions, complexities and opportunities. Global Studies of Childhood, 9(2), pp. 156-166. (doi: 10.1177/2F2043610619846349)

Christodoulou, E. and Nesterova, Y. (2019) Violent extremism: types, implications, and responses. In: Fihlo, W. L., Azul, A. M., Brandli, L., Salvia, A. L., Özuyar, P. G. and Wall, T. (eds.) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Springer. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71066-2_60-1)

Nesterova, Y. (2019) Multiculturalism and multicultural education approaches to Indigenous people’s education in Taiwan. Multicultural Education Review, 11(4), pp. 253-270. (doi: 10.1080/2005615X.2019.1686561)

Nesterova, Y. (2019) The UNESCO Together for Peace T4P Initiative : A Shared Commitment to Building a Peaceful and Sustainable Future in Asia-Pacific. Other. UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand.

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2019) Educating indigenous people: historical analysis and contemporary practices. In: Filho, W. L., Azul, A. M., Brandli, L., Özuyar, P. G. and Wall, T. (eds.) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education. Springer. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_91-1)

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2019) Indigenous perspectives on ecopedagogical literacy: the case of Taiwan. In: Peters, M. A. and Heraud, R. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation. Springer. (doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_72-1)

2018

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2018) Gender inequality in universities. Impakter, 2 Nov.

Nesterova, Y. (2018) Women and violent extremism. Impakter, 28 May.

Nash, C., Nesterova, Y. , Primrose, K., Chan, W.Y.A., Rios, R.A., Flores, M.J.V. and Zowmi, A. (2018) #PaixParLesJeunes : Résumé des Pistes d’Action pour Prévenir l’Extrémisme Violent par l’Éducation. Documentation. CPRMV, Montreal, Canada.

Nash, C., Nesterova, Y. , Primrose, K., Chan, W.Y.A., Rios, R.A., Flores, M.J.V. and Zowmi, A. (2018) #YouthWagingPeace. Action Guidelines for the Prevention of Violent Extremism : Reflection is Action, Conversation is Action, Compassion is Action. Documentation. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, India.

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2018) Understanding the ‘local’ in indigenous Taiwan. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 17(3), pp. 55-66.

2017

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Indigenous peoples : key trends that affect their development. Impakter, 28 Sep.

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Shen-Keng Yang and Jia-Li Huang (eds). Teacher education in Taiwan: State control vs marketization. Policy Futures in Education, 15(6), pp. 805-807. (doi: 10.1177/1478210317725675)[Book Review]

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Indigenous peoples and their rights : how they started, why they matter. Impakter, 28 Aug.

Nesterova, Y. and Macaluso, A. (2017) Building safe resilient urban spaces : a discussion with Hague Institute researcher Agnese Macaluso. Impakter, 16 May.

Jackson, L. and Nesterova, Y. (2017) Multicultural Hong Kong: alternative new media representations of ethnic minorities. Multicultural Education Review, 9(2), pp. 93-104. (doi: 10.1080/2005615X.2017.1313021)

Nash, C., Nesterova, Y. , Primrose, K., Chan, W.Y.A., Rios, R.A., Flores, M.J.V. and Zowmi, A. (2017) Youth-led Guide on Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education. Documentation. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, India.

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Fabricating an educational miracle: Compulsory schooling meets ethnic rural development in southwest China. Jinting Wu. Albany, NY: SUNY, 2017. 290 pp., (hardcover), $85.00, ISBN: 978-1-4384-6037-6. Frontiers of Education in China, 12(3), pp. 438-441. (doi: 10.1007/s11516-017-0030-5)[Book Review]

2016

Nesterova, Y. (2016) Principles for developing a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom. In: Jackson, L. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Education for Sustainable Development. University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong.

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2016) Transforming service learning for global citizenship education: moving from affective-moral to social-political. Revista Española de Educación Comparada, 2016(28), pp. 73-90. (doi: 10.5944/reec.28.2016.17074)

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Nesterova, Y. (2020) Rethinking environmental education with the help of indigenous ways of knowing and traditional ecological knowledge. Journal of Philosophy of Education, (Accepted for Publication)

Nesterova, Y. (2020) Schools out forever? : supporting resilient learning in the face of COVID-19. Impakter, 9 Apr.

Nesterova, Y. (2019) Teaching Indigenous children in Taiwan: tensions, complexities and opportunities. Global Studies of Childhood, 9(2), pp. 156-166. (doi: 10.1177/2F2043610619846349)

Nesterova, Y. (2019) Multiculturalism and multicultural education approaches to Indigenous people’s education in Taiwan. Multicultural Education Review, 11(4), pp. 253-270. (doi: 10.1080/2005615X.2019.1686561)

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2018) Gender inequality in universities. Impakter, 2 Nov.

Nesterova, Y. (2018) Women and violent extremism. Impakter, 28 May.

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2018) Understanding the ‘local’ in indigenous Taiwan. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 17(3), pp. 55-66.

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Indigenous peoples : key trends that affect their development. Impakter, 28 Sep.

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Indigenous peoples and their rights : how they started, why they matter. Impakter, 28 Aug.

Nesterova, Y. and Macaluso, A. (2017) Building safe resilient urban spaces : a discussion with Hague Institute researcher Agnese Macaluso. Impakter, 16 May.

Jackson, L. and Nesterova, Y. (2017) Multicultural Hong Kong: alternative new media representations of ethnic minorities. Multicultural Education Review, 9(2), pp. 93-104. (doi: 10.1080/2005615X.2017.1313021)

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2016) Transforming service learning for global citizenship education: moving from affective-moral to social-political. Revista Española de Educación Comparada, 2016(28), pp. 73-90. (doi: 10.5944/reec.28.2016.17074)

Book Sections

Nesterova, Y. and Arat, G. (2019) Working towards gender equality to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. In: Savelyeva, T., Banack, H. and Lee, S. (eds.) SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing: Re-Calibrating the SDG Agenda. Series: Concise guides to the United Nations sustainable development goals. Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 61-81. ISBN 9781789737127 (doi:10.1108/978-1-78973-709-720191007)

Christodoulou, E. and Nesterova, Y. (2019) Violent extremism: types, implications, and responses. In: Fihlo, W. L., Azul, A. M., Brandli, L., Salvia, A. L., Özuyar, P. G. and Wall, T. (eds.) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Springer. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71066-2_60-1)

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2019) Educating indigenous people: historical analysis and contemporary practices. In: Filho, W. L., Azul, A. M., Brandli, L., Özuyar, P. G. and Wall, T. (eds.) Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Quality Education. Springer. (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_91-1)

Nesterova, Y. and Jackson, L. (2019) Indigenous perspectives on ecopedagogical literacy: the case of Taiwan. In: Peters, M. A. and Heraud, R. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation. Springer. (doi:10.1007/978-981-13-2262-4_72-1)

Nesterova, Y. (2016) Principles for developing a culturally responsive and inclusive classroom. In: Jackson, L. (ed.) Encyclopaedia of Education for Sustainable Development. University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong.

Book Reviews

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Shen-Keng Yang and Jia-Li Huang (eds). Teacher education in Taiwan: State control vs marketization. Policy Futures in Education, 15(6), pp. 805-807. (doi: 10.1177/1478210317725675)[Book Review]

Nesterova, Y. (2017) Fabricating an educational miracle: Compulsory schooling meets ethnic rural development in southwest China. Jinting Wu. Albany, NY: SUNY, 2017. 290 pp., (hardcover), $85.00, ISBN: 978-1-4384-6037-6. Frontiers of Education in China, 12(3), pp. 438-441. (doi: 10.1007/s11516-017-0030-5)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Nesterova, Y. and Young, G. (2020) Education Policies, Systems, and Progress in Africa and Asia : A Comparative Analysis of 12 Cities in Six Countries. Documentation. GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC).

Nesterova, Y. (2019) The UNESCO Together for Peace T4P Initiative : A Shared Commitment to Building a Peaceful and Sustainable Future in Asia-Pacific. Other. UNESCO, Bangkok, Thailand.

Nash, C., Nesterova, Y. , Primrose, K., Chan, W.Y.A., Rios, R.A., Flores, M.J.V. and Zowmi, A. (2018) #PaixParLesJeunes : Résumé des Pistes d’Action pour Prévenir l’Extrémisme Violent par l’Éducation. Documentation. CPRMV, Montreal, Canada.

Nash, C., Nesterova, Y. , Primrose, K., Chan, W.Y.A., Rios, R.A., Flores, M.J.V. and Zowmi, A. (2018) #YouthWagingPeace. Action Guidelines for the Prevention of Violent Extremism : Reflection is Action, Conversation is Action, Compassion is Action. Documentation. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, India.

Nash, C., Nesterova, Y. , Primrose, K., Chan, W.Y.A., Rios, R.A., Flores, M.J.V. and Zowmi, A. (2017) Youth-led Guide on Prevention of Violent Extremism Through Education. Documentation. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, New Delhi, India.

Website

Bhandari, R. and Nesterova, Y. (2020) Support thy neighbour : why a strong local response will help beat COVID-19. [Website]

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Grants

Research Grants:

  • Local challenges, global imperatives: cities at the forefront to achieve Education 2030. (PI, SHLC Capacity Development Acceleration Fund, 2021-2022)
  • Local, place-based, and community-driven approaches to peacebuilding. (PI, British Academy/Leverhulme grant, 2020-2021)
  • Developing inclusive lifelong learning policies and practices in the Global South. (PI, Global Challenges Research Fund grant, 2020-2021)
  • Youth-led peace: inclusion of youth in peace processes. (Co-I, Economic and Social Research Council, Impact Acceleration Account, 2020-2021)
  • Preparing teachers for inclusive education. (PI, Kazan Federal University Fund, Innovative Research in Education, 2020)
  • Experiences of local research postgraduate students at the University of Hong Kong. (Co-I, University of Hong Kong Teaching Development Grant, 2019-2021)
  • Teacher perceptions of Indigenous learners in Taiwan. (PI, Universitas21, 2018-2019)
  • Experiences of international research postgraduate students at the University of Hong Kong. (Co-I, University of Hong Kong Teaching Development Grant, 2016-2018)

Consultancies:

  • Learning for global health in cities - Community resilience and the strengthening of learning systems. (Co-author with Mike Osborne, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, 2021)
  • National and subnational approaches to regulating private technical and vocational education and training: comparative insights from Asia and Africa. (Lead author with Queralt Capsada-Munsech, UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report, 2020-2021)
  • Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing for a sustainable living. (Co-author with Sarah Jane Moore, UNESCO Futures of Education, 2020)
  • The UNESCO Together for Peace T4P Initiative: A shared commitment to building a peaceful and sustainable future in Asia-Pacific. (Consultant, UNESCO Office Bangkok and Regional Bureau for Education in Asia and the Pacific, 2019)
  • #YouthWagingPeace - Prevention of violent extremism through education. (Consultant, UNESCO MGIEP, 2016-2018)

Knowledge Exchange Grants:

  • "Neighbourhood matters" virtual event (Co-lead, Economic and Social Research Council, Festival of Social Sciences, 2020)

 

Supervision

Unfortunately I am currently unable to accept new applications for supervision.

Current PhD student:

  • Brown, Rhona
    Perceptions and experiences of urban neighbourhood teaching and learning environments and implications for pedagogy in Tanzanian primary schools: a comparative case study.

Additional information

Knowledge Exchange: 

Non-academic presentations and workshops 

- “Belonging” and UNESCO MGIEP’s #YouthWagingPeace – Youth-led guide on prevention of violent extremism through education [with W.Y. Alice Chan]. World Anti-Bullying Forum, Ireland, June 2019.

- It’s not enough to counter violent extremism, we need to prevent it. DefenceIQ’s 17th Annual Countering Violent Extremism Global Event, London, May 2018.

- Workshop for human rights teachers, scholars, and activists: UNESCO MGIEP Youth-led Guide on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education [with Carolyn Nash]. 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education, Canada, December 2017.

- Training for teachers and school administrators: Exploring Push and Pull factors of Violent Extremism. UNESCO MGIEP Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers on Preventing Violence Extremism, India, August 2017.

- Training for teachers and school administrators: Key Interventions in Prevention of Violent Extremism. UNESCO MGIEP Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers on Preventing Violence Extremism, India, August 2017. 

Peer reviewer of funding proposals, articles, book proposals, conference papers:

Other service to profession:

Conference Committee Member, UKFIET Conference 2021 "Building Back Better," 2020-2021

Member of Research Concordat Working Group, University of Glasgow, 2020-2021

Co-editor, Encyclopaedia of Education for Sustainable Development, The University of Hong Kong, 2015-2020

Assistant Editor, Society’s Newsletter, Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia, 2016-2018

Moderator, online discussion on Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education. Invited by UNESCO MGIEP, 2017

UNESCO TAGe Delegate, UNESCO International Conference on Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education: Taking Action (New Delhi), 2016