Stephen Sowa (Tutor & PhD student)

Thesis title: Understanding the complexities of supporting children’s career aspirations and preparedness for the changing world of work


Stephen is a PhD student and Tutor within the Moray House School of Education and Sport, University of Edinburgh. His current research investigates the theoretical and practical complexities of supporting school students' career aspirations and preparedness for changing job markets.

Stephen's Google Scholar profile can be accessed here:


MA Education, Health Promotion and International Development

PhD Education (ongoing)

Responsibilities & affiliations


PGR Student Representative - Moray House School of Education and Sport

Reviewer - International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance


Teacher Education, Curriculum and Pedagogy Thematic Hub

Advanced Quantitative Research in Education Thematic Hub

Digital Education Thematic Hub

Comparative Education and International Development Research Group

Sustainability in Education Research Group

Undergraduate teaching


Currents: Understanding and addressing global challenges

Students as Change Agents

Postgraduate teaching


Sources of Knowledge: Understanding and Analysing Research Literature

Conceptualising Research: Foundations, Assumptions and Praxis

Children and Technology


Dissertation Supervisor:

MSc Education

Research summary

Stephen's research interests span areas including education and the future of work, career development, education and international development, and teaching and learning theory.

Knowledge exchange

Scottish Government Seminar Series

Digital Mentoring for Schools and Colleges Programme

Project activity

Artistry of Teaching Project

Sustainable Careers Project - Principal Investigator

Invited speaker

BERA Annual Conference 2023 (12th - 14th September)

6th International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future (1st - 2nd July 2021)

The 8th Annual Education Studies Postgraduate Research Conference - University of Warwick (23rd - 24th April 2021)


Moray House School of Education Conference: Becoming more Certain with Uncertainty (13th May 2022)