Associate members

Vina Adriany

Vina Adriany

Vina Adriany is a Lecturer and Researcher in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

Area of work: gender in early childhood education, childhood studies.

Oksana Afitska

Oksana Afitska

Oksana Afitska is a Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University.

Areas of work: Language in education, curriculum development, teacher development, language assessment, intervention research.

Nafisa Baba-Ahmed

Nafisa Baba-Ahmed

Nafisa Baba-Ahmed is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Education and Social Justice - Adult Education.

Sunil Banga

Sunil Banga

Sunil Banga is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and a Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University.

Areas of work: Political economy of knowledge production, HE policy, education and social justice, critical race theory.

Joe Bourne

Joe Bourne

Joe Bourne is Global Engagement Manager at Lancaster University. He recently managed the Connecting Kids project which distributed laptops, stationery and creative educational resources to children in Lancaster and Morecambe throughout the COVID-19 lockdowns. Joe is also a trustee of Escape to Make.

Areas of work: global education partnerships; local development; widening participation; refugee and asylum seeker education and support; education for sustainability.

Yinka Chinery

Yinka Chinery

Yinka Chinery is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and Head of Mathematics at an International School in Hong Kong.

Areas of work: mathematics education, access to mathematics education, special educational needs, gifted learners, EAL learners.

Huw Davies

Huw Davies

Huw Davies is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University, and a Learning Advisor and Lecturer at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan.

Areas of work: Higher Education, language education, non-traditional students, international student migration.

Priscilla Echeverría

Priscilla Echeverría

Priscilla Echeverría is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Initial Teacher Training, Critical Pedagogy, Philosophy of Education, Ethical Civic development in Education, Citizenship, Teaching as a Reflective Practice in Initial Teacher Training, School Culture, Educational Curriculum, Social Justice.

Chidi Ezegwu

Chidi Ezegwu

Chidi Ezegwu is a PhD graduate from the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University who currently works as an independent research consultant, based in Nigeria.

Areas of work: multidisciplinary researcher with extensive interests and experiences in the field of gender, education, political economy, conflict and peacebuilding, media impact, young people’s development and reproductive health.

Jonathan Ferries

Jonathan Ferries

Jonathan Ferries is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and is also a translator and a contract lecturer at Bukkyo University in Kyoto, Japan.

Areas of work: Language policy and planning, minority and heritage languages, language ideology.

Tony Foody

Tony Foody

Tony Foody is a PhD graduate from the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Education and Social Justice, Compensatory Education, Education policy and teaching.

Karen Foster

Karen Foster

Karen Foster is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Secondary school leadership, teacher development, critical education

Misa Hirano

Misa Hirano

Misa Hirano is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and a Lecturer at Daito Bunka University in Tokyo, Japan

Areas of work: Education, Social Justice, Immigrant Students, Critical Race Theory

Evelyne Jackman

Evelyne Jackman

Evelyne Jackman is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

Areas of work: narrative writing, critical pedagogy, historical consciousness and identity formation, education policy and social justice.

Patricia Jimenez

Patricia Jimenez

Patricia Jimenez is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research. She is a Lecturer and Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer at the School of Industrial Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso (Chile).

Areas of work: Engineering Ethics / Engineering and Society / Women in STEM / Engineering Education

Emily Joof Campbell

Emily Joof Campbell

Emily Joof Campbell is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research. Emily also currently works as the Associate Director of Programs for Luminos.

Areas of work: narrative writing, story telling critical pedagogy, historical consciousness and identity formation, education policy and social justice.

Emma Jordan

Emma Jordan

Emma Jordan is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Gender and Social Relationships in Primary Education, Education Policy, Social Justice

Sophia Kapcia

Sophia Kapcia

Sophia Kapcia is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

Areas of work: Secondary Education.

Timothy Kearney

Timothy Kearney

Timothy Kearney is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

Areas of work: Popular Educational methods in the context of Trade Union Education

Thomas Kral

Thomas Kral

Thomas Kral is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: decolonising English and language education, English-medium education and social justice, capability approach, critical pedagogy, global citizenship.

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Area of work: Inclusion, Special Educational Needs, and Disability in International Schools

Halcyon Louis

Halcyon Louis

Halcyon Louis is a PhD graduate from the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: International development, with a focus on monitoring and evaluation, and social research.

Lee Mackenzie

Lee Mackenzie

Lee Mackenzie is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University.

Areas of work: English and human development; language policy and planning; capability approach.

Lindsay Malone

Lindsay Malone

Lindsay Malone is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Gender Equality, Higher Education

Sukaina Manji

Sukaina Manji

Sukaina Manji is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Inequality in education, social justice, religious literacy, story-telling using religious texts and capturing stories through the narratives of religious education as a subject. Using critical race theory as a lens for conceptual framework.

Nik Marsdin

Nik Marsdin

Nik Marsdin is Development Manager (Schools) at Lancaster University Students' Union. He worked in statutory and community provision for 12 years prior to moving into working in HE.

Areas of work: Widening participation, youth and community services, school exclusion, transitions in education and alternative provision.

Jo Matiti

Jo Matiti

Jo Matiti is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University and works as a primary school teacher at a British international school in Muscat, Oman.

Areas of work: Maths Teaching and Learning, Primary-Secondary Maths Transitions, Critical Pedagogy, Student Participatory Action Research, Social Justice.

Lusanda Mayikana

Lusanda Mayikana

Lusanda Mayikana is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and a Dean of Pluralism and Multicultural Affairs at Lake Forest Academy.

Areas of work: secondary school education, social justice education.

Abdi Musa

Abdi Musa

Abdi Musa is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Educational Equity, Social Justice in Education, Education Policy, Women in Social Movements, Peace Building, and Capability Approach.

Leslie Palson

Leslie Palson

Leslie Palson is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and is also Dean from the International Education and Department at Georgian College in Barrie Ontario Canada.

Areas of work: Social Justice, Civic Engagement, Critical pedagogy/education, Global Citizenship, Social Innovation.

Paul Parry

Paul Parry

Paul Parry is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Play deprivation, examining impact of processes of standardisation on play behaviours in early years, application of Marxian value theory to education, political economy of education, New Readings of Marx, Open Marxism, critical theory.

Nathaniel Pickering

Nathaniel Pickering

Nathaniel Pickering is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and a Senior Lecturer in Research and Evaluation at Sheffield Hallam University.

Areas of work: Higher education, access and participation, underrepresented groups in education, education policy, social justice.

Miranda Rathmell

Miranda Rathmell

Miranda Rathmell is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Education and children in care.

Nneka St Rose

Nneka St Rose

Nneka St Rose is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research. She is Department Coordinator/Senior Lecturer (Social & Behavioural Sciences) at the College of Science,Technology and Applied Arts in Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT.

Areas of work: Homeschooling, Education and Social Justice, Critical Pedagogy.

Felipe Sánchez

Felipe Sánchez

Felipe Sánchez is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Reserch.

Areas of work: Teaching and learning, adult learning, socio-constructivism, reflection, emotionality and affection in learning, faculty development, social media and art-based qualitative methodologies.

Paul Sherman

Paul Sherman

Paul Sherman is a PhD graduate from the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice in the Department of Educational Research and a Program Head, Family and Community Social Services, University of Guelph-Humber, Toronto, Canada.

Areas of work: global citizenship, study abroad education, social work education, Soka (value creating) education.

You can read more about Paul's PhD experience on the What our PhD graduates say page.

Pamela Spiteri

Pamela Spiteri

Pamela Spiteri is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University and an Education Officer (Prevention of Early School Leaving).

Areas of work: Educational Equity, Social Justice in Education, Reducing Early School Leaving.

Dawn Storti

Dawn Storti

Dawn Storti is a PhD graduate from the Doctoral Programme in Education and Social Justice in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: Primary education, motivational psychology, academic achievement, homework.

Anna Szilagyi

Anna Szilagyi

Anna Szilagyi is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research at Lancaster University and Manager of the Academic Advising Department at Laureate Online Education.

Areas of work: multicultural education and cultural identities, social justice, story-telling, 'life-worlds' and critical race theory in online higher education.

Tingjun Wang

Tingjun Wang

Tingjun Wang is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: the impact of mindfulness training on stress, emotional regulation and academic performance in Chinese secondary school students.

Emily Ward

Emily Ward

Emily Ward is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research. She is a Composition and literature instructor and Writing Center director at Orange Lutheran High School in California, USA.

Areas of work: Secondary Education, Contract Grading, Assessment Pedagogy, Student Writing, Learning approaches, Academic Stress, and Academic Achievement Motivation.

Sally Welsh

Sally Welsh

Sally Welsh is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: mature students, care work, HE in FE, feminist research.

Gemma Xarles Jubany

Gemma Xarles Jubany

Gemma Xarles Jubany is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research and Director of Globalisation and Cooperation at the UOC (Open University of Catalonia), based in Barcelona (Spain).

Areas of work: Education and social justice; online education; refugees and displaced people in education; democratizing internationalization of HE; decolonizing curricula.

Daixuan Xie

Daixuan Xie

Daixuan Xie is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Research.

Areas of work: the benefits and roles of higher education, comparative education, quality education, Chinese and English students’ perceptions, the relationship between university qualification and economic development, globalisation and internationalisation

Current research work is a qualitative research project that focuses on the purposes of higher education by exploring the perspectives of students from cross-cultural contexts.