2010 Ph.D. Educational Psychology; Special Educational Needs and Inclusion: Durham University, UK.
2007 BSc Interdisciplinary Studies; Open University, UK.
2006 MSc. Psychology: Child Development; Open University, UK.
2005 BEd. Special Education: South Essex College, UK.
Courses Taught: EXDL-802 Doctoral Seminar, EXDL-807 Research Methods III
In brief my research and teaching focuses on the intersection between technology augmented inclusive education, equity, social justice, sustainable development and the associated pedagogy and teacher dispositions. I currently have four interdisciplinary applied research projects/collaborations that inform policy and practice nationally and internationally.
1) I work with a team and as a Co-PI on a Global Initiative Funded project in Kenya related to assisting subsistent farming communities engage in agricultural innovations to prepare and respond to the challenges associated with climate change. This project is working with communities to meet their learning needs through the development of Mobile Application that can assist them in farming practices that will lead to sustainable farming practices that will build economic and social resilience through adaptive agricultural development.
2) I am the PI and member of a team comprised of UK and Turkish researchers investigating the role inclusive equitable education has on the health and well-being of marginalized children in Turkey. This project is focused on the intersection between education and social justice by investigating the impact of being out of school has on life outcomes. The primary participants are marginalised groups i.e. refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and other children experiencing social, behavioural and mental health challenges that lead to school exclusion.
3) I am the PI and team leader on a large-scale multi-country research project investigating the role system-wide pedagogical reform plays in meeting the needs of all learners within community schools. This project is a multi-year Big Lotto funded project investigating the role technology augmented inclusive educational practice plays in promoting prosocial development at the individual and community level. The primary focus being the intersection between education, mental health, and well-being at the individual and community level.
4) I am currently undertaking a Global Survey in partnership with the UNESCO Institute of Information Technology in Education. This survey is to develop a robust understanding of what technology is being used and how it is being used to enhance teaching and learning related to the development of 21st century skills and competencies. The second stage of this study will involve in-depth interviews with schools around the world that are engaged in ‘promising practice’.
Executive Leadership (Ed.D.)