Doctoral Researcher Profiles

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 some of the profiles for some of our doctoral researchers categorised by research topic (the profiles may appear in more than one category). Alternatively, view an A-Z listing of the profiles

Further Education Colleges

Jesvir Mahil

As a major stakeholder in education, what is the role and influence of Ofsted, in promoting the development of creativity skills in vocational business studies courses for young learners aged 16 to 19 in Further Education Colleges? 

History of Education

Julie Foster

Did Education Make a Difference? The impact education on the outcome of working-class individuals in Birmingham in the 19th century

Alison Laitner

Discovering Childrens' Voices and Experiences; Changes from family to institutional care for children and young people with disabilities , Birmingham 1770 to 1870

Izzy Mohammed

Public archives, Representation and Integration in Post-War, Multicultural Urban Contexts: Birmingham and Manchester

Higher Education

Kristina Gruzdeva

A cross-sectional study investigating relationships between students’ financial literacy, their search for information about Higher Education and decisions they make. The research aims to identify variation in these relationships by student background.

Roberta Keys

An investigation into Higher Education Choices, Finance and Gender

Beverley Maynard

Widening Participation Policy, Student Support and the Challenge for Higher Education

Jim Pugh

University and Higher Education cultural change since the implementation of higher fees in England

ICT in Education

Alexia Achtypi

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) practices for the Social Communication of children with autism in primary school settings

Paula Lameu

ICT use in Educational Assemblages

International Research

Juliet Atawuula Atuguba

Preparation of pre-service teachers for environmental science teaching in basic schools in Ghana: college tutors perspectives.

Maria Bastaki

The impact of Model United Nations Conferences on global citizenship identity in a Greek Senior High School environment

Peter Brannick

Bolzano-Bozen: A Linguistic Ethnography

Lee Evans

A longitudinal study looking at how Chinese students perform on postgraduate degrees in a UK business school in comparison with home-based and other international students.  In particular, whether there are differences between the students in terms of their approaches to learning and the beliefs that they hold about knowledge and learning.  

Hassan Khalfan Hamidu

Community participation in managing public secondary schools as an implementation of education policy: A lesson from the Morogoro region, Tanzania.

Leonard Kiarago

Investigating Educational Provision for children with SEBD in Kenya: a comparative case study of Mainstream school and Rehabilitation school

Gordon Mabengban Yakpir

Sex Education: Perceptions and experiences of Window of Hope Tutors in Ghanaian colleges of Education

Soyoung Yun

Young native English speaking teachers' identity transition in Korean Schools

Leadership and Educational Policy

Judith Bruce-Golding

Deputy and Assistant Headship: Why Headship is no longer an option

Hassan Khalfan Hamidu

Community participation in managing public secondary schools as an implementation of education policy: A lesson from the Morogoro region, Tanzania.

Linguistics

Peter Brannick

Bolzano-Bozen: A Linguistic Ethnography

Danny Doyle

Linguistic Insecurity and Writing Countercultures in Primary Schools

Cathie Lacey

Construction of professional/personal identity for ESOL teachers; CPD and ITT

Nahoko Mulvey

Exploring the curriculum of Japanese as a heritage language education in England

Soyoung Yun

Young native English speaking teachers' identity transition in Korean Schools

Outdoor Education

Alan Price

This research uses an action research design to evaluate the effectiveness of using outdoor education to improve the interpersonal skills of Learners with SEBD

Philosophy of Education

Nicholas Stock

Ironism in Education

Religious Education

Steven Davies

Why is Shi'a Islam represented according to Sunni polemic in Religious Education?

School Curriculum

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

Önder İşlek

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

Rebecca Wood

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

Science

Juliet Atawuula Atuguba

Preparation of pre-service teachers for environmental science teaching in basic schools in Ghana: college tutors perspectives.

Special Educational Needs

Alexia Achtypi

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) practices for the Social Communication of children with autism in primary school settings

Laurence Arnold FRSA

Video as an educational tool in autism

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  

Geoff Fitzpatrick

Autism and Environmental Design

Brendan Greaney

Dyslexia in Nursing & Nurse Education – a case study

Önder İşlek

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

Leonard Kiarago

Investigating Educational Provision for children with SEBD in Kenya: a comparative case study of Mainstream school and Rehabilitation school

Marilena Mademtzi

The Use of Innovative Technology to Promote Movement and Self-regulation Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Condition in School-Based environments: The Pictogram Room Paradigm

Alan Price

This research uses an action research design to evaluate the effectiveness of using outdoor education to improve the interpersonal skills of Learners with SEBD

Alexandra Sewell

Evaluation of use ‘The Good Behaviour Game’ to improve the social behaviour of a Year Five class.

Rebecca Wood

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

Student Fees

Jim Pugh

University and Higher Education cultural change since the implementation of higher fees in England

Student Retention

Ioannis Soilemetzidis

Measuring and appraising (KPI QA) institutional policies and strategies related with student retention (attrition) - an institution wide approach

Widening Participation

Beverley Maynard

Widening Participation Policy, Student Support and the Challenge for Higher Education