Moray House School of Education

Research students A-Z

Research students at Moray House School of Education.

Current research students

Name (sorted in ascending order) Thesis title
Fatma Busra Aksoy Kumru (PhD student) Active citizenship in early years: listening to children on decision-making
Ghaleyah Alajmi (PhD student) Effectiveness of Behaviour Management Program for Students with Down syndrome under Inclusive Education in Kuwait
Ezra James Alexander (PhD student) Language Editing, Norm-formation and Standard English in Research Publications by non-L1 Writers of English
Mohammad Alkuwari (PhD student) Exploring student experience of student affairs in Education City, Qatar
Stuart Allan (PhD student) Enmeshed experiences? Enactments of digital pedagogy in an international online MBA
Mary Allison (PhD student) Realist synthesis and Evaluation of Step Count Challenge
Athary Almuhanna (PhD Research Student) The effects of Flipped Classroom Model on the learning environment in the light of constructivism
Nada Alsayegh (PhD student) The Cultural Implications of Arabic Massive Open Online Courses in the Middle East
Valentina Andries (PhD student) Promoting play in a children's hospital: a person-centred approach to technology design with families
Sarah Austin (PhD student) Teacher Development in Refugee Contexts
Lucy Blackburn (PhD student) Factors affecting the distribution of student borrowing in Scotland: From universal entitlements to unequal outcomes
Patrick Boxall (MScR student) Creativity and Interdisciplinary Learning within Curriculum for Excellence
Sharon Boyd (PhD student) Student-community engagement activities at distance – digital narrative methods to capture a sense of “place” in research
Colin Brough (PhD student) 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?
Dominique Carlier (EdD student) Linking Personnel Performance Appraisal System/Process Management and International Development Project Management Success - A Focus on Workforce Engagement
Carla Cebula (PhD student) The effects of economic, social and cultural capital at home and in the neighbourhood on young people's educational attainment
Sue Chapman (PhD student) Changing the Discourse: Self-cultivation for a sustainable teaching profession
Sakie Chiba-Mooney (PhD student) Heritage Identity and Language Development: The role of extra-curricular activities in Japanese complementary school in Scotland
Dana Cohlmeyer (PhD student) Contemporary Youth Work, Digital Possibilities: Investigating the influence of technology on the nature and purpose of youth work
Anthea Coleman-Chan (EdD student) International Foundation Programmes
Helen Collins (PhD student) The effect of a resistance training intervention on physical activity levels in youths
Graham Condie (PhD student) Experiencing and living with Cerebral Palsy or a similar neurological condition and finding meaning in recreation and disability sport
Eva Coral Almeida (PhD student) Sitting breaks and their effects on musculoskeletal spinal tissues in sedentary adults
Murray Craig (EdD student) Information Communications and Technology in Physical Education
Roy Crichton (MScR student)
Dana Dabbous (PhD student) A Critical Inquiry into Education for Refugee Pupils: The construction of primary teachers' pedagogies in Glasgow
Sepideh Daghbandan (PhD student) A Study of English Vague Language Use and its Perceived Social Function by Native and Non-Native Speakers of English in UK University Classrooms
Robin Dallas-Childs (PhD student) Exploring the experiences of looked after children and young people in Scotland
Margarida Dias (PhD student) Three-Dimensional Kinematics and Bio-energetics in Backstroke Swimming
Marshall Dozier (EdD student) DE Conceptualisations of information and data handling
Andrew Drybrough (PhD student) Student and staff conceptualisations of critical thinking in academic writing at masters level
Stuart Dunbar (PhD student) Exploring public engagement with science involving young people: a case study approach
Chris Duncan (PhD student) Creating Space in Invasion Games
Noreen Dunnett (PhD student) Re-imagining disengagement from learning: the sociomaterial practices of classrooms and digital game spaces.
Anthony Elloway (EdD student) English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
Omolabake Fakunle (PhD student) International student perceptions on studying abroad and developing employability during a UK Masters
Ashley Ferkol (PhD student) Evaluating the Key Teamwork Competencies, Cognitive Demands and Context Factors that Contribute to Effective Training in Emergency Response Teams
Maureen Finn (EdD student) Young people from Travelling families in Scotland
Christiana Fizet (PhD student) Ontario history teacher candidates’ understandings of and orientations to Canadian history
Chris Hambley (PhD student) Spatial theory in education
Juliet Hancock (EdD student) An investigation of teachers' pedagogic capacity and their cross-professional working skills
Christian Hanser (PhD student) A Scottish classroom beyond walls? Analysing the use of mobile shepherd's huts as attainment bridges in an outdoor curriculum co-constructed between teachers and their pupils from SIMD 1 & 2 backgrounds
Louise Hawxwell (PhD student) Impact of Early Experiences on Perceptions and Practices of Outdoor Learning in Primary Education Trainees
Ana Hibert (PhD student) Automated Writing Evaluation as a tool to help ESL students improve their academic writing
Matthew Holmes (PhD student) Sport and International Development Partnerships in Zambia
Xiaoyi [Charlotte] Hu (PhD student) Exploring young learners' anxiety about foreign language learning in China
Farhat Hussain (EdD student) Exploring professionalism of lecturers of history in British universities
Andrina Inglis (EdD student) How teachers conceptualise their actions with the student teacher
Ann Jamieson (EdD student) Teach First participants' perceptions of the extent to which their professional learning experiences have enabled or constrained the development of their capabilities and values in addressing issues of educational disadvantage
Hamish Johnson (PhD student) Exercise & rehabilitation in children with Cerbral Palsy (CP)
Anastasia Kalokyri (PhD student) Young people labelled with ADHD, complex social identities and school experiences in Scottish context: Moving beyond deficit labels
Argyris Karapitsanis (PhD student) The utilization of drama in education as a tool for learning for primary school children, in museums and galleries
Anne Kent (PhD student) The Self - Reported Health and Well-being of the Children of Scottish Prisoners
Nicola Kiernan (PhD student) Mind over Matter - Digital STEM Education... Child's Play?
Agnieszka Kwiatkowska (PhD student) The influence of parental attitude on the acquisition of a second language by children who become bilingual as a result of migration
Brendan Kwiatkowski (PhD student) Healthy masculinity and adolescence: Resilience to restrictive masculinity
Minkyung Kwon (PhD Research Student) Gender Perspectives of South Korean Students in Designing Sex Education
Nicky Laing (PhD student) SPEHS Monitoring and understanding the walking behaviour of older adult Paths for All walkers
James Lamb (PhD student) Meaning beyond words? Multimodal assessment practice in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Elizabeth [Liz] Latto (PhD student) Transition of learning in Early Years: ensuring effective transfer and progression of skills and knowledge between Nursery N4 and Primary 1
Shang-Zhan Lee (PhD student) Teachers' beliefs and practices concerning outdoor learning in Taiwanese characteristic schools
Ethan Lewis (PhD student) The Impacts of Community Gardening
Chuchu Li (PhD student) The Effect of Standing Desks on School-age Children’s Sedentary Behavior, Classroom Behavior and Academic Performance
Sarah Li (PhD student) Identity and Second Language Acquisition: The Case of Chinese as a Second or Foreign Language
Jian Liao (PhD student) Equity and Inclusion in Education for Migrant Pupils in Urban China
Heini Lopponen (PhD student) The effects of voluntary breath control on the wellbeing of school children – the psychophysiological variables at play
Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka (PhD student) Student/Staff Partnerships in Co-Creating the Undergraduate Curriculum
Xin Luo (PhD student) Parents’ voices on WeChat: exploring the modernisation of early years’ education in China
Anne Macdonald (PhD student) The effects of mindfulness meditation in the workplace: a springboard for a high performing culture?
Lisa Macdonald (PhD student) An t-Ionnsachadh Òg: positive pedagogies for Gaelic 0-3 groups
Alan Mackie (PhD student) Young People, Youth Work and Social Justice: A Participatory Parity Perspective
Chris Mackie (PhD student) The role of natural heritage in supporting learning and development in Scotland
Jane Malcolm (PhD student) Love, passion and professionalism
Elizabeth McClure (PhD student) The influence of the University of Edinburgh MScTLT programme on current teachers’ beliefs and knowledge in shaping their professional education development and current classroom practices
Joanne McManus (EdD student) Is the success of Knowledge Transfer increased by developing key skills and methodologies in individuals and organisations that act as a 'broker' between academic research and commercial application?
David Meir (PhD student) The Transformational Potential of Sport
Cristian Mesquida Caldentey (PhD student) Influence of trunk neuromuscular factors on swimming biomechanics in well-trained swimmers
Sarah Minty (PhD student) Young people’s higher education decisions in Scotland: the influence of social class and family attitudes to higher education costs
Laura Mitchell (EdD student) Disrupting Deficit: engaging student teachers and teachers in 21st century Scotland with issues of social justice
Hoda Mobasseri (PhD student) How do adult learning classes promote women's citizenship and empowerment?
Stuart Moir (EdD student) Young people and learning for democracy: What is the 'really useful knowledge' which can help young people become active citizens
Gala Morozova (PhD student) Adaptive Expertise in Transplant Surgery: The Effects of Changing Organ Retrieval Practice on Individual and Team Performance
Margaret Mroczkowski (PhD student) An investigation of teachers’ and learners’ experiences, attitudes and perceptions towards the inclusion of L1 in the L2 classroom and its effects on L2 motivation in Scottish modern language classrooms
Dorothy Neriah (PhD student) Narratives in Foster Carer Recruitment
Alison Murphy (PhD student) The Role of the Union Representative in Scottish Secondary Schools
Andrew M Murray (PhD student) Recovery in youth athletes: Human performance in a Qatari population
Andrew Murray (PhD student) Golf and Health Project
Aline Nardo (PhD student) Education and Evolution. A comparative study of Darwinism’s influence on educational theory in the UK, US and Germany”
Lakshmi Neelakantan (PhD student) Identification of pathways to sexual abuse victimization and perpetration in order to inform skills-based interventions for children: A mixed-methods study
Takuya Numajiri (PhD student) What Matters for Improving Basic School Mathematics Education in St. Lucia?
Clara O'Shea (PhD student) Kinds of learning and kinds of play: an exploration of identity development in formal and informal digital learnings environments
Mark Pace (PhD student) Exploring a male ballet dancers adolescent years and the different events and transitions that affected their talent development and how their interpersonal relationships influenced them during these different transitions and events
Lesley Page (PhD student) Experiential teaching and understanding the instructors awareness of learning processes
Susanne Paulus (PhD student) Exploring place-based outdoor education in the context of transmigration realities
Marianna Pavan (PhD student) The quest for stable and peaceful multicultural societies in Europe: Finding an answer in sport as a tool for interreligious dialogue
Iain Philip (PhD student) Syrian refugees learning English in Scotland
John Pierce (PhD student) Outdoor learning in Ireland
Enid Quesada Alfaro (PhD Research Student) Policy transfer in higher education: the case of quality assurance mechanisms in Costa Rica
Diego Rates (PhD student) Student Experience Analytics
Gerard Remkes (EdD student) Incongruence between perceived need for training and motivation to learn. Factors influencing the learning motivation of nursing staff in dialysis settings.
Alexia Revueltas Roux (PhD student) Quest for Science: Cognitive neurocorrelates of embodied learning in early childhood for science thinking development in museum exhibitions
Craig Riddle (PhD student) Objective measures of impaired lower limb impairments in RaceRunning athletes with Cerebral Palsy
Sian Salmon (PhD Research Student) Physical Demands of Competitive Dance: What are the demands and are current training and nutritional programmes sufficient?
Sabina Savadova (PhD student) The role of digital media in young children’s everyday experiences: Listening to families’ stories in Azerbaijan
Debbie Schachter (EdD student) Beyond instruction: the information literate educational model
Juliet Scott-Barrett (PhD student) Inclusive research in mainstream schools with adolescents with autism
Alice Jing Shan (PhD student) Exploring Internationalization of Higher Education: The Role of English in Chinese Postgraduate Student Experience in the UK
Shuanghui [Sofia] Shan (PhD student) The transformation of learner identity: Exploring Chinese Masters students’ transitions to UK higher education
Brian Shannan (PhD student) Dynamic soundfield with an active learning environment
Gizem Silistire (PhD student) Exploring young children's daily experiences in the nursery classroom: Building classroom culture
Divya Sivaramakrishnan (PhD student) Evaluating the health benefits of incorporating yoga into the physical activity plan of older adults
Carol Smith (EdD student) Supporting transitions from pre-school to primary 1: how do expectations of the key stakeholders link to policy and practices?
Robby Steel (EdD student) Recording Issues of Professional Performance in Medical Students and Doctors
Lewis Stockwell (PhD student) The Educational Aims of Canoeing
Tina Stones (EdD student) Can an intervention package consisting of role play and meditation improve behavioural regulation, listening skills and reading comprehension in secondary school age young people?
Anli Su (PhD student) Teachers' Perceptions and Experiences of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Taiwan
Xiaomei Sun (PhD student) A longitudinal study of extensive reading implementation in Chinese secondary schools
Rebekah Tauritz (PhD student) Learning for Sustainability: A playground for complexity
Ammar Tekin (PhD student) Personal and Professional Identity Development of Turkish EFL Teachers
Clare Thomson (PhD student) Tensions in reflective practice - exploring the everyday reflective work of undergraduate medical students - an institutional ethnography
Graham Thomson (PhD student) The leadership for learning of Scottish secondary school Head Teachers
Linda Thomson (EdD student) To what extent do the strategic fit and new managerial models explain practice at individual college level in the College sector in Scotland?
Xiaomeng Tian (PhD student) A qualitative study of pedagogical relationships at PGT level in the UK
Wendy Timmons (PhD student) The embodied experiences and health risk of hypermobility in a dance narrative
Christos Toumazou (PhD student) The impact of football-based community programmes on improving educational attainment in Scotland
Sarah Treloar (PhD student) Online social network sites for language development
Corissa Vella White (PhD student) Sport policy in Malta, sport policy in other small states, elite athletes, infrastructure, athlete schemes
Dorothea Christiana Vincent (PhD student) Does civil society need a new institution to progress its development?
Nur Salwa Binti Abdul Wahid (PhD student) Culture and the ESL classrooms in relation to willingness to communicate (WTC) at a higher learning institution in Malaysia
Katherine Westwood (PhD student) Participation in inclusive extracurricular activities constructed by the perspectives of children with disabilities
John Widdowson (PhD Research Student) Transference of life skill in the sporting environment
Chloë Williamson (PhD student) Developing effective physical activity messages to enhance physical activity behaviour and mental health in University Students
Marika Wood (EdD student) How children's literature can be used to teach critical literacy skills to Arabic, adult learners
Yinhua [Ann] Wu (PhD student) What role does a cross-cultural context play in the development of teacher identity: a case study of a group of Chinese Language Assistances (CLAs)
Jing Xu (PhD student) Proposing Critical Literacy Approach in the Chinese Vocational EFL Classroom
Yifang Xu (PhD student) An investigation of Chinese academics’ attitudes towards English norms in the UK academic settings
Yujun [June] Xu (PhD student) Intercultural learning in youth sail training voyages
Chia-Ying [Annie] Yang (PhD student) Maintaining Daighi through Taiwanese Primary School Daighi Classes
Sujin Yoon (PhD student) North Korean refugee children in South Korean schools
Chen Zhang (PhD student) Closing the Broch: Applicant to returnee, an ethnographic study of a group of Chinese students complete Scottish education journey to investigate how they make adjustments emotionally, cognitively and behaviourally that may influence their educational, sociocultural and employment success
Hao Zhang (PhD student) The interface between Scottish educational language policy and Mandarin pedagogy
Cam Zhao (PhD student) Unilateral resistance training in adolescent athletes
Yang Zhao (PhD student) Participation in Scottish Country Dancing in Edinburgh and Shandong Yangge in Weihai
Linsha [Lisa] Zhou (PhD student) Student teachers’ identity construction and their engagement with creativity during initial teacher education: A case study of one PGDE (Secondary) programme in Scotland
Qian Qian [Rebekah] Zhou (PhD student) Motivation VS Language Attainment: A longitudinal multiple-case study on a class of tertiary students learning Chinese in a UK master's programme

Graduated research students

Name (sorted in ascending order) Thesis title
Kahlid Abdul (EdD Graduate 2018) The Nature and Scope of Outdoor Education in the city state of Singapore
Siti Abdul Latif (PhD Graduate 2018) Designing a culturally sensitive screening tool in identifying students with Emotional and Behavioural difficulties in Brunei Darussalam
Mary Andrew (EdD Graduate 2018) Exploring Gaelic-medium teachers' perceptions of professional learning for teaching Gaelic in and through the curriculum
Sarah Baeshin (PhD Graduate 2016) The impact of workshops on seven teachers’ beliefs and practices about the L1 use in a Saudi Arabian University
Assem Berniyazova (PhD Graduate 2018) Worldwide Diffusion of XXI Century Educational Innovations: Opportunities and challenges for educational institutions in Central Eurasia
Rosemary Buchanan (EdD Graduate 2017) The Notion of Truth: How lecturers in Higher Education view the phenomena of truth within the context of their teaching
Shams Bukhari (PhD Graduate 2017) Using Arabic as a strategy when teaching EFL in Saudi Arabia
Ania Byerly (PhD Graduate 2016) Scottish primary school teacher perspectives on multicultural and anti-racist education
Patricia Cacho (PhD Graduate 2016) Life Ambitions of black and minority ethnic young people in rural Scotland
Mario Cardona (PhD Graduate 2016) Drafting a way forward for community-based agriculture in Malta through an investment in education and training
Michele Carilo (PhD Graduate 2018) Portuguese as a Foreign Language Education in Brazil: Policy enactment and curricular development for PEC-G students
Alice Dias Lopes (PhD Graduate 2018) International Mobility in Higher Education: Understanding the dynamics of inequality and social stratification in the Brazilian educational system
Dafni Dima (PhD Graduate 2018) Labour market transitions before and during the Great recession in Europe
Richie Dunk (EdD Graduate 2016) Working at Hyperreality High; considering the teacher as a Baudrillardian simulacrum
Peter Evans (PhD Graduate 2017) The impacts of social media applications on the theory and practices of work based learning for professionals/ knowledge based occupations
Tim Fawns (PhD Graduate 2016) Blended Memory: Distributed Remembering and Forgetting through Digital Photography
Jo Forster (PhD Graduate 2018) 'Exit, loyalty and voice' the experience of adult learners in the context of de-industrialisation in North East England
Gary Fraser (PhD Graduate 2017) 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 (PhD Graduate 2016) Widening participation initiatives and the experience of underrepresented students at three elite institutions: a comparative study
Emilia Georgiou (PhD Graduate 2018) Constructions of Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Education in Cyprus: Critical Ethnographic Case Studies of 3 Greek-Cypriot Primary Schools
Tomohiro Gonjo (PhD Graduate 2017) Comparison of biomechanical and physiological characteristics between front crawl and back crawl
Stuart Gray (PhD Graduate 2017) Investigating the effectiveness of an active smart-phone game as a tool for improving executive function in children
Srecko Joksimovic (PhD Graduate 2017) Networked Learning Analytics
Kostas Kalitsis (MPhil Graduate 2016) 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
Dr Jaroslaw Kriukow (PhD Graduate 2017) I can express Myself, but not My Self: Investigating English language identity of Polish migrants in Scotland
Krystallia Kyritsi (PhD Graduate 2018) Creativity in primary schools: Exploring perspectives on creativity within a Scottish primary school classroom
Sarah MacIsaac (PhD Graduate 2017) The 'truth' about health: Critical inquiry and a health and wellbeing curriculum
Lorele MacKie (EdD Graduate 2016)
Justine MacLean (PhD Graduate 2018) The factors that enable and constrain physical education teachers to act as agents of change during large-scale educational reform
Noor Banu Mahadir (PhD Graduate 2017) Citizenship and civic engagement: An investigation into citizenship education in multi-ethnic Malaysia
Samir Mammadov (EdD Graduate 2016) Factors Impacting the Integration of One-to-One Computing Initiative into Learning and Teaching in Azerbaijan
Dr Geetha Marcus
Aaron Marshall (PhD Graduate 2017) Can virtue theory and its associated pedagogical approach supply experiential education with a framework for character formation?
Christina Mavropoulou (PhD Graduate 2017) Is Open-mindedness Necessary for Intellectual Well-being in Education? Bringing together Virtue, Knowledge and Well-being in Initial Teacher Education
Paul McMillan (PhD Graduate 2017) “To See Oursels”: A Qualitative Investigation of Secondary Physical Education Teachers’ Practice
Lynn McNair (PhD Graduate 2016) Rules, rules, rules and we’re not allowed to skip. An exploratory study: Listening to children’s voices about the transition to primary one.
Dulce Mendoza (PhD Graduate 2017) Social inequalities in young people's educational outcomes. A comparative study among upper secondary schools in Mexico
Raheleh Mireslami (PhD Graduate 2017) Critical thinking in religious education resources: A case study of four secondary schools in Scotland
Kenny Moffat (PhD Graduate 2018) An autoethnography of lifelong learning
Melissa Moncrieffe (PhD Graduate 2016) Interpretations of a model of Non-Formal Education: A critical, comparative case study analysis of national US and Scottish programs for young people
Nurfaradilla Nasri (PhD Graduate 2016) econceptualizing self-directed Learning in a Malaysian context
Clare Nugent (PhD Graduate 2017) Nature Kindergarten: A comparative study
Ibtihal Ramadan (PhD Graduate 2017) Investigation of Muslim Academics' Perceptions of Equality and Social Justice in their Educational Experiences at UK Universities
Emilee Rauschenberger (PhD Graduate 2017) International Policy Borrowing in Education - The Teach For America Model in Foreign Contexts
Jennifer Roberts (PhD Graduate 2018) An ethnographic study of how teenage girls accommodate or resist emphasized femininities in a progressive Scottish secondary school
Sho Shimoyamada (PhD Graduate 2017) The Production of Scottish Open Gardens: Differences in Perception of Power
Charles Silvane (PhD Graduate 2016) A plural Moral Philosophical Perspctive on Citizenship Education
Natalia Sokolova (PhD Graduate 2016) Evaluation of the language proficiency component of a Russian University's final examination for prospective teachers of English as a Foreign Language in secondary schools.
Tessa Strain (PhD Graduate 2018) Using health survey physical activity monitoring data to support policy and practice
Sharifah Syed Abdullah (PhD Graduate 2018) Epistemological Diversity in Decontextualised Outdoor Environmental Education
Samya Taroom (PhD Graduate 2017) Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Oman
Jennifer Treacy [nee Salfen] (PhD Graduate 2017) Curricular Sports Programmes and Positive Youth Development in a Scottish context
Vicki Trowler (PhD Graduate 2016) Nomads in Contested Landscapes: Reframing Student Engagement and "Non-Traditionality" in Higher Education
Sumera Umrani (PhD Graduate 2016) Outcomes of English Language Teaching and Learning in Pakistan: A Case Study of University of Sindh
Jenestar Wanjiru (PhD Graduate 2016) Towards sustainable inclusion/retention of marginalised and vulnerable children: exploring leadership practices and perspectives in one primary school in Kenya
Susan Whittaker (PhD Graduate 2016) Cross border student flows in higher education

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