Moray House School of Education

Research students

NameSupervisorDegree and Project Title

Kahlid Abdul

Prof Peter Higgins, Dr Beth ChristieEdD: The Nature and Scope of Outdoor Education in the city state of Singapore

Siti Abdul Latif

Dr Jo WIlliams, Dr Elisabet Weedon,PhD In Education: Designing a culturally sensitive screening tool in identifying students with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties in Brunei Darussalam.

Stephanie Adams

Dr Tony Turner, Hugh Richards, Prof Peter Hutchinson (External Advisor, University of Cambridge) PhD: Concussion in motor sport: Exploring experts' perceptions, knowledge and attitudes

Ghaleyah Alajmi

Dr Gale Macleod, Dr Katie CebulaPhD:

Mohammad Alkuwari

1- Dr Pete Allison and 2- Dr Rowena ArshadPhD: Exploring student experience of student affairs in Education City, Qatar.

Athary Almuhanna

Dr Chistine Sinclair, Prof Jeff HaywoodPhD:

Dalziell Andrew

Professor Nanette MutriePhD title:"Better Movers and Thinkers (BMT)": An Innovative Approach to Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport

Mary Andrew

Prof Lindsay Paterson, Dr Pauline SangsterEdD: Project Title:

Sarah Baeshin

Joan Cutting, Cathy BensonThe impact of workshops on seven teachers’ beliefs and practices about the L1 use in a Saudi Arabian University

Assem Berniyazova

Dr Christine Sinclair, Dr Hamish MacleodPhd: Worldwide diffusion of XXI century educational innovations: opportunities and challenges for educational institutions in Central Eurasia

Patrick Boxall

Dr Shari SabetiPhD:

Professor Paul Boyd

Dr Pauline SangsterDoctorate of Education

Douglas Briton

Robbie Nicol and Ken McCullochEdD : Project Title:What is it like to be a teacher in an emergency on a school expedition

Colin Brough

Dr Gale Macleod, Dr Mark SmithPhD: What do the stories, told by boys and young men from one foster home, tell us about their upbringing with a single male foster carer?

Rosemary Buchanan

Dr Charles AndersonEdD : The Notion of Truth: How lecturers in Higher Education view the phenomena of truth within the context of their teaching

Shams Bukhari

Joan Cutting, Mairin HennerbrayUsing Arabic as a strategy when teaching EFL in Saudi Arabia

Ania Byerly

1: Prof Sheila Riddell, and 2: Dr Rowena ArshadPhD : Project Title: Scottish primary school teacher perspectives on multicultural and anti-racist education

Patricia Cacho

1. Rowena Arshad 2. Akwugo EmejuluPhD about Life Ambitions of black and minority ethnic young people in rural Scotland.

Mario Cardona

1: Dr Jim Crowther, and 2: Mae ShawPhD : Project Title: Drafting a way forward for community-based agriculture in Malta through an investment in education and training

Michele Carilo

Dr Pauline Sangster, Dr Maria Dasli, Dr Mike JessPortuguese as a Foreign Language Education in Brazil: policy enactment and curricular development for PEC-G students

Dominique Carlier

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Carla Cebula

Cristina IannelliPhD:

Sue Chapman

Prof Carolin Kreber, Prof Morwenna Griffiths, Dr Andrea EnglishPhD: Changing the Discourse: Self-cultivation for a sustainable teaching profession.

Chuang-Yuan Chiu

Dr Sam Fawkner, Prof Ross Sanders

Dave Clarke

Robbie Nicol, John TelfordPhD: Outdoor learning and the ontological turn: considering pedagogies of experience, place and sustainability through new materialist philosophy

Eder Coelho Paula

Professor Judy RobertsonPhD: Educational Robotics Projects: Developing a Theoretically and Empirically Grounded Robotics Curriculum for Public Middle Schools in Alvorada/RS/Brazil

Dana Cohlmeyer

Dr Ken McCulloch, Dr Ian FyfePhD: Contemporary Youth Work, Digital Possibilities: investigating the influence of technology on the nature and purpose of youth work

Anthea Coleman-Chan

Jim CrowtherEdD:

Murray Craig

Dr Jim CrowtherEdD:

Dana Dabbous

Dr Rowena Arshad, Dr Deborah FryPhD:

Margarida Dias

Dr Stelios Psycharakis, Dr Simon ColemanPhD: Three-Dimensional Kinematics and Bio-energetics in Backstroke Swimming

Alice Dias Lopes

Dr Cristina Iannelli, Prof Lindsay PatersonInternational Mobility in Higher Education: understanding the dynamics of inequality and social stratification in the Brazilian educational system

Dafni Dima

Prof Cristina Iannelli, Prof Lindsay PatersonPhD: 'Labour market transitions before and during the Great recession in Europe'

Marshall Dozier

Dr Charles AndersonEdD : Project Title:

Andrew Drybrough

Dr Cathy Benson, Dr Ken FordycePhD: Student and staff conceptualisations of critical thinking in academic writing at masters level

Stuart Dunbar

Prof John Davis; Dr Eugenia RodriguesPhD: Exploring the feedback process for public engagement with science activities: a co-construction with children and young people approach

Richie Dunk

Prof Morwenna Griffiths, Dr Gillian RobinsonEdD:

Noreen Dunnett

Dr Sian Bayne, Dr Hamish MacleodPhD: A narrative ethnography of the learning and motivation of disengaged learners in videogames and gaming social networks.

Mylene El Fakhry

Jim CrowtherEdD:

Anton Elloway

Jim CrowtherEdD:

Peter Evans

1: Dr Sian Bayne, and 2: Prof Jeff HaywoodPhD : Project Title: The impacts of social media applications on the theory and practices of work based learning for professionals/ knowledge based occupations

Omolabake Fakunle

Prof Carolin Kreber, Dr Ken FordycePhD: Exploring linkages between internationalisation and employability: Understanding international student perceptions of their employability

Tim Fawns

Hamish Macleod and Ethel QuaylePhD : Blended memory: remembering and forgetting through digital photography

Maureen Finn

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Christiana Fizet

Dr Rowena Arshad, Dr Akwugo EmejuluPhD: Ontario history teacher candidates’ understandings of and orientations to Canadian history

Jo Forster

Jim Crowther, Akwugo Emejulu' Exit, loyalty and voice' the experience of adult learners in the context of de- industrialisation in North East England

Gary Fraser

Dr Ken McCulloch, Mae ShawPhD: Delivering community engagement and participation – a contradiction in terms? A study into how professional Community Learning and Development Workers construct purpose and practice.

Katherine Friend

Prof Sheila Riddell, Dr Gale MacleodPhD title: Assessing the intersections of masculinity, social class, and underrepresented student transition during the first year of university at three peer institutions: Edinburgh, Scotland; Durham, England; Madison, Wisconsin

Emilia Georgiou

Dr Rowena Arshad and Dr Lorna HamiltonPhD title is Intercultural Education

Jagdeep Gill

Dr Andy Hancock, Dr Maria Dasli, Dr Pauline SangsterPhD:

Tomohiro Gonjo

Dr Simon Coleman, Dr Carla McCabe, Prof Ross Sanders PhD Comparison of biomechanical and physiological characteristics between front crawl and back crawl

Stuart Gray

Prof Judy RobertsonPhD: Investigating the effectiveness of an active smart-phone game as a tool for improving executive function in children

Kotryna Grinkeviciute

Dr Pete Allison, Dr Malcolm ThorburnPhD: Perspectives on the interpersonal skills during sail training experience: The views of skippers, trainees, and parents.

Chris Hambley

Dr Christine Sinclair, Dr Sian BaynePhD:

Juliet Hancock

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Louise Hawxwell

Dr Pete Higgins, Dr Beth Christie, Dr John TelfordPhD: Impact of Early Experiences on Perceptions and Practices of Outdoor Learning in Primary Education Trainees

Tessa Hill

Prof Nanette Mutrie and Dr Claire FitzsimonsPhD: Using health survey physical activity monitoring data to support policy and practice

Deborah Holt

Prof Julie Taylor, Dr Rosemary MulhollandEdD:

Nick Hood

Dr Christine Sinclair, Dr Hamish MacleodPhD: Pedagogies of inverted teaching models

Xiaoyi [Charlotte] Hu

Dr Cathy Benson, Dr Sarah McGeownPhD:

Farhat Hussain

Dr Charles Andersen, Prof. Ewen CameronEdD: Exploring professionalism of lecturers of history in British universities

Carolyn Hutchinson

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Andrina Inglis

Prof Lani FlorianEdD : Policy thoughts on teacher education in the UK

Ann Jamieson

Prof Carolin Kreber, Dr Malcolm ThorburnEdD: Project Title:

Hamish Johnson

Dr Martine Verheul, Dr Amanda MartindalePhD: Exercise & rehabilitation in children with Cerbral Palsy (CP)

Srecko Joksimovic

Prof Sian Bayne, Prof Dragan GasevicPhD: Networked Learning Analytics

Konstantinos Kalitsis

PDr Simon Coleman, Dr Carla McCabePhD:The effect of a ‘critical speed’ swimming set and a dryland training session on kinematic characteristics and biochemical indices of elite and intermediate level swimmers.

Jiyoung Kim

Prof Lani Florian, Dr Natasa PanticPhD:Developing School Culture to Enhance Inclusive Practice int the Classroom

Jaroslaw Kriukow

Dr Joan Cutting, Dr Nicola GallowayPhD: investigating English language identity of Polish migrants in Scotland: the case for ELF-oriented pedagogy

Agnieszka Kwiatkowska

Dr Evelyn McGregor, Dr Andy HancockPhD: The influence of parental attitude on the acquisition of a second language by children who become bilingual as a result of migration

Krystallia Kyritsi

Professor John Davis, Dr Kristina KonstantoniPhD: Creativity in primary schools: Exploring perspectives on creativity within a Scottish primary school classroom.

Nicky Laing

Dr Sam Fawkner, Dr Ailsa NivenPhD:

Yvonne Laird

Dr Ailsa Niven, Dr Samantha FawknerPhD title: The effect of social support on physical activity in adolescent girls.

James Lamb

Sian Bayne, Jen RossPhD: Meaning beyond words? Multimodal assessment practice in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Elizabeth (Liz) Latto

John Davis, Kristina KonstantoniPhD: Transition of learning in Early Years: ensuring effective transfer and progression of skills and knowledge between Nursery N4 and Primary 1.

Shang-Zhan Lee

Prof Pete HIggins, Dr Yvonne Foley, Dr John TelfordTeachers' beliefs and practices concerning outdoor learning in Taiwanese characteristic schools

John Lewis

Dr Elisabet Weedon, Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:'Questioned’ & ‘unquestioned’ destinations: preparation for entry to & experience of elite higher education – an investigation into three widening participation routes to Scottish Medicine degrees

Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka

Prof Carolin Kreber, Dr Daphne LoadsPhD: Student/Staff Partnerships in Co-Creating the Undergraduate Curriculum

Xin Luo

Prof Lydia Plowman, Dr Shari SabetiPhD:Parents’ voices on WeChat: exploring the modernisation of early years’ education in China

Xiaohui Ma

Dee TorrancePhD:

Mhairi MacDonald

Ailsa Niven, Samantha FawknerWalking for Health in adolescent girls

Sarah MacIssac

Dr John Sproule, Dr Shirley GrayPhD: The 'truth' about health: Critical inquiry and a health and wellbeing curriculum.

Alan Mackie

Dr Jim Crowther, Dr Ian FyfePhD: Stuck in the churn - Young people, unemployment and social justice

Lorele Mackie

Prof Lyn Tett and Dr Rosemary MulholandEdD : Project Title:

Noor Banu Mahadir

Dr Lorna Hamilton and Dr Jim CrowtherPhD: Citizenship and civic engagement: An investigation into citizenship education in multi-ethnic Malaysia

Jane Malcolm

Dr John Davis, Dr Kristina KonstantoniPhD:

Samir Mammadov

Charles Anderson, Hamish Macleod EdD : Project Title:Factors Impacting the Integration of One-to-One Computing Initiative into Learning and Teaching in Azerbaijan

Geetha Marcus

Dr Akwugo Emejulu, Dr Gillean McCluskeyPhD: From The Margins to the Centre: The Educational Experiences of Gypsy/Traveller Girls in Scottish Schools

Aaron Marshall

Co-Supervisors: Dr Pete Allison and Dr Jonathan HearnPhD : Project Title: Can virtue theory and its associated pedagogical approach supply experiential education with a framework for character formation?

Christina Mavropoulou

1. Prof. Morwenna Griffiths 2. Dr. John RavenscroftPhD: Project Title: Nihilism and Education

Joanne McManus

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Paul McMillan

Dr. Charles Anderson, Dr. Gillian Robinson, Dr. Mike JessPhD: “To See Oursels”: A Qualitative Investigation of Secondary Physical Education Teachers’ Practice

Lynn McNair

Dr John Davis, Dr John RavenscroftPhD: Rules, rules, rules and we're not allowed to skip: Listening to the children's voices about the transition to primary one

Sarah McQuade

Christine NashPhD:

Dulce Mendoza

Cristina IanelliSocial inequalities in young people's educational outcomes. A comparative study among upper secondary schools in Mexico.

Sarah Minty

Sheila Riddell, Cathy HowiesonPhD: Young people’s higher education decisions in Scotland: the influence of social class and family attitudes to higher education costs.

Raheleh Mireslami

1: Prof Morwenna Griffiths, and 2: Dr Gale MacleodPhD : Project Title: Critical thinking in religious education resources: A case study of four secondary schools in Scotland

Laura Mitchell

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Hoda Mobasseri

Dr Rowena Arshad, Dr Akwugo EmejuluHow do adult learning classes promote women's citizenship and empowerment?

Kenneth Moffat

Dr Aileen Kennedy, Dr Gillian RobinsonPhD: An autoethnography of lifelong learning

Stuart Moir

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Melissa Moncrieffe

Dr Elisabet Weedon, Professor Lynn TettInterpretations of a model of Non-Formal Education: A critical, comparative case study analysis of national US and Scottish programs for young people

Diana Murdoch

Prof Lani Florian, Dr. Andrea EnglishPhD:

Alison Murphy

Dr Ken McCulloch, Dr Jim CrowtherPhD:"The Role of the Union Representative in Scottish Secondary Schools"

Andrew Murray

Nanette Mutrie, Liz GrantPhD:

Andrew Murray

Dr John Sproule, Dr Tony TurnerPhD: Recovery in youth athletes: Human performance in a Qatari population

Jessica Naime

Jim CrowtherEdD:

Nurfaradilla Nasri

Dr Pauline Sangster, Dr Jan McArthureconceptualizing Self-directed Learning in a Malaysian context

Clare Nugent

Pete Higgins, Simon BeamesNature Kindergarten - a comparative study

Takuya Numajiri

Prof Cristina Iannelli, Dr Tom MacintyrePhD: What matters for improving basic school mathematics education in St. Lucia?

Rachel O'Neill

Prof Lani FlorianPhD : Project Title: How are texts modified for deaf learners, and what views do mainstreamed deaf learners and their teachers have about modified texts?

Clara O'Shea

Dr Sian Bayne and Dr Hamish MacleodKinds of learning and kinds of play: an exploration of identity development in formal and informal digital learnings environments

John Pierce

Prof Pete Higgins, Dr Simon Beames, John TelfordPhD: Outdoor learning in Ireland

Enid Quesada Alfaro

Sheila Riddell, Cathy HowiesonPhD Policy transfer in higher education: the case of quality assurance mechanisms in Costa Rica

Ibtihal Ramadan

Dr Rowena Arshad, Dr Daphne LoadsPhD: n Investigation of Muslim Academics' Perceptions of Equality and Social Justice in their Educational Experiences at UK Universities

Maria Jose Ramirez Canas

Dr Pete Allison, Dr Ken FordycePhD:

Emilee Rauschenberger

1: Prof Lindsay Paterson, and 2: Prof David Raffe PhD Title: International Policy Borrowing in Education - The Teach For America Model in Foreign Contexts

Gerard Remkes

Dr Jim CrowtherEdD

Jennifer Roberts

Dr Shereen BenjaminPhD:An analysis of the effects of gender messages disseminated through educational institutions on identity formation in female adolescence

Debbie Schachter

Jim CrowtherEdD:

Claire Schoepfer

Prof. Lani Florian, Dr Holly LinklaterPhD: The development of social dispositions in early childhood: A study of kindness among young children in Scottish nurseries and of their teachers’ approaches to helping them develop the disposition to be kind to others.

Juliet Scott-Barrett

Dr Lani Florian, Dr Katie CebulaPhD:

Jing (Alice) SHAN

Jill Northcott, Nicola GallowayPhD:Exploring Internationalization of Higher Education: The Role of English in Chinese Postgraduate Student Experience in the UK

Shuanghui (Sofia) Shan

Dr Velda McCune, Dr Christine SinclairPhD: The transformation of learner identity: Exploring international students’ transitions to UK higher education

Brian Shannan

Dr John Ravenscroft, Prof Murray CampbellDynamic Soundfield Distribution Sytstem and Educational Attainment

Qijuan Shen

Prof Carolin Kreber, Dr Hamish MacleodPhD: Reform of Curriculum and Teaching in Research Universities:Is There A Liberal-Education Approach to Research-Excellence?

Sho Shimoyamada

Dr Robbie Nicol, Dr Simon BeamesPhD: An ethnographic exploration of Open Gardens

Charles Silvane

Prof Carolin Kreber, Dr Pete AllisonPhD: Values-Based Approaches to Quality Teaching in Swaziland Schools

Divya Sivaramakrishnan

Prof Nanette Mutrie, Dr Claire FitzsimonsEducation PhD: Evaluating the health benefits of incorporating yoga into the physical activity plan of older adults

Carol Smith

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Natalia Sokolova

1: Dr Aileen Irvine, and 2: Dr Rosemary DouglasPhD : Project Title:

Robby Steel

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Iain Stewart-Patterson

Dr Pete Allison, Prof Peter Higgins, Dr Alison LentonPhD : Project Title: THE ROLE OF INTUITION IN THE DECISION PROCESS OF EXPERT SKI GUIDES

Tina Stones

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Sharifah Syed Abdullah

Dr Robbie Nicol, Dr Simon BeamesPhD Title: Epistemological Diversity in Decontextualised Outdoor Environmental Education

Samya Taroom

Dr Gari Donn, Kuang Hsu ChiangQuality Assurance in Higher Education in Oman

Rebekah Tauritz

Prof Pete Higgins, Dr Simon BeamesPhD: Learning for Sustainability: A playground for complexity

Jeremy Thorpe-Tracey

Prof Pete Higgins, Dr SImon BeamesPhD:

Wendy Timmons

Dr John SproulePhD:

Sharisse Tindell

1: Dr Shereen Benjamin, and 2: Dr Akwugo EmejuluPhD- Being a girl, being a Guide: how girls and women negotiate gendered identities through membership of Girlguiding UK

Jennifer Treacy (nee Salfen)

Dr Robbie Nicol, Dr Pauline Sangster, Dr Sarah McGeownPhD: Curricular Sports Programmes and Positive Youth Development in a Scottish context

Sarah Treloar

Dr Jen Ross, Dr Maria DasliPhD:

Vicki Trowler

Dr Charles Anderson, Dr Ken McCullochNomads in Contested Landscapes: Reframing Student Engagement and "Non-Traditionality" in Higher Education

Paul Udofia

Dr Christine SInclair, Dr Rory EwinsPhD: Designing, Developing and Implementing an Effective E-Learning Model for Secondary School in Nigeria

Sumera Umrani

Lorna Hamilton, Maria DasliPhD- Outcomes of English Language Teaching and Learning in Pakistan: A Case Study of University of Sindh

Salwar Wahid

Dr Lorna Hamilton, Dr Maria DasliPhD:

Michelle Waldron

Prof Carolin Kreber, Prof Sheila RiddellPhD:Transformative Learning: The Young Offenders Perception of Prisoner Education

Yuchen Wang

Professor Lani Florian, Dr Jane BrownPhD - Imagining inclusive schooling: an ethnographic inquiry into disabled children's participation in regular schools in urban Shanghai

Jenestar Wanjiru

Dr Gale Macleod, Dr Gillean McCluskey; Dr. Deirdre TorrancePhD:Towards sustainable inclusion/retention of marginalised and vulnerable children: exploring leadership practices and perspectives in one primary school in Kenya

Helen Weavers

Sam Fawkner, Josie Booth, Audrey DuncanPhD: The effect of a resistance training intervention on physical activity levels in youths.

Susan Whittaker

Prof Cristina Iannelli, Dr Ross BondPhD: 'Cross border student flows in higher education

Marika Wood

Dr Pauline SangsterEdD:

Yinhua [Ann] Wu

Joan Cutting, Lorna Hamilton

Yifang Xu

Jill Northcott, Nicola GallowayPhD:Education (ELF)

Yujun (June) Xu

Pete Allison, Grant JarviePhD:

Chia-Ying [Annie] Yang

Mrs Jill Northcott, Dr Yvonne FoleyPhD: Maintaining Tai-yu, the role of language policies, ideologies, and practices in Taiwanese primary schools.

Sujin Yoon

Gillean McCluskey, Debi FryPhD: North Korean refugee children in South Korean schools