Doctoral Researcher Profiles

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There are currently more than 300 students (full-time and part-time) registered for research degrees within the School. As far as our research training environment is concerned we have won top-ranking ESRC 1+3 recognition with two quota studentships being funded by the ESRC each academic year since the scheme began.

Below, are a selection of doctoral researcher profiles within the School of Education.

Matthew Horton

A longitudinal study looking at the impact of University widening participation outreach work on disadvantaged school children's future aspirations, confidence, knowledge of Higher education, attainment and post 16 destinations

Niamh Rowe

Exploring how the role of the key worker can support families out in the community who have experience of a loved one with a Traumatic Brain Injury.


An investigation into the balance of the school curriculum content for pupils with visual impairment in Turkey

Peter Brannick

Bolzano-Bozen: A Linguistic Ethnography

Rebecca Aberton

How do early years practitioners make sense of their work with children and families in the context of policy, multi-agency and professional identity?

Rebecca Wood

Can Children with Autism in Mainstream Primary Schools be Fully Included in the Curriculum?

Roberta Keys

An investigation into Higher Education Choices, Finance and Gender

Roger Wood

Key Teacher-Student Interpersonal Relationship Dynamics Influential upon Children's Engagement with Science: A Self-Determination Theory Perspective

Roshan Doug

An exploratory study of policy documents by using CDA: how English emerged and evolved into a formal, core subject in the schools' curriculum from 1870 – 2011

Sara Curran

"Why aren't we doing more with music?" An exploration of the outcomes and possible viability of secondary mainstream-special school collaborative links using music and the performing arts.
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 Doctoral Year Book


Download the 2013 Doctoral Researcher Yearbook (PDF, 4MB)which provides information on the doctoral research taking place across the College of Social Sciences.