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.

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.

Chidi Ezegwu

Chidi Ezegwu

Chidi Ezegwu is a PhD student 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.

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.

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


Sophia Kapcia

Sophia Kapcia

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

Areas of work: Secondary Education.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.