PhD students

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Thomas Quehl

Past PhD Candidate
tqueh011 (@gold.ac.uk)

Thomas Quehl’s PhD research is based in the Department of Educational Studies and explores teacher agency in multilingual pedagogies.

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Clare Stanhope

PhD Candidate
ed607cs (@gold.ac.uk)

Clare is currently studying for her PhD in Arts Practice and Learning. She draws on feminist, new materialist theory and creative pedagogical practices in order to disturb dominant sexist representations of the female body, and develop alternative forms of feminist sensory arts practice.

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Ioannis Athanasiou

PhD Candidate Museum and Educational Studies
ioannis.athanasiou (@gold.ac.uk)

Ioannis is being funded by the Department of Educational Studies to explore museum interventions with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Angela Gigliotti

Past PhD Candidate
agigl001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Angela’s research interests developed through experiences as a teacher working with adjudicated youth in San Diego, California over the past 20 years.

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Katharina Kayser

Past PhD Candidate
edp01ks (@gold.ac.uk)

Katharina Kayser is interested in multilingualism in the primary school classroom.

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Kimberley Foster

Artist/Educator
Kimberley.Foster (@gold.ac.uk)

Kimberley Foster’s PhD research is within Arts Practice and Learning (Department of Educational Studies).

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Sanju Unjore

PhD Candidate
sunjo002 (@gold.ac.uk)

Sanju Unjore is funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (UK) to undertake a study on the education system in Mauritius.

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Cátia Verguete

Past PhD Candidate
cribe010 (@gold.ac.uk)

Cátia has completed her PhD in Education focusing on the processes of (re)-creation, interpretation and appropriation of language policies.

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Kelly Worwood

Past PhD Candidate
ed603kw (@gold.ac.uk)

Kelly's research interests include social inequality in statutory education and wider society.

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Chunwen Su

Past PhD Candidate
csu051 (@gold.ac.uk)

Chunwen's research study aims to investigate how Chinese teenagers adapt to learning in a new educational system.

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Steven Dixon-Smith

PhD Student
sdixo002 (@gold.ac.uk)

Steve is being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council to conduct sociolinguistic research that problematizes categorisations and notions of identity employed in equality initiatives in Higher Education.

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Allison Zionts

Student Rep for the PhD Educational Studies programme
azion002 (@gold.ac.uk)

Allison is a full-time teacher at a secondary school in South London and a part-time PhD student exploring decisions around LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices in single-sex schools in England.

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Busra Akgun Ezin

Mphil/PhD Student
bakgu001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Busra is interested in language learning and maintenance in multilingual families.

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Fay Lofty

Mphil/PhD student
floft001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Fay is researching how children's literature is perceived and experienced by working-class families.

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Sara Shahwan

Mphil/PhD student
sshah026 (@gold.ac.uk)

Sara Shahwan is interested in children’s interaction with poetry and the environment.

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Chloe Lewis

Mphil/PhD Student
clewi007 (@gold.ac.uk)

Chloe Lewis is a part-time PhD student, funded by the Educational Studies Department at Goldsmiths.  Her research examines the role of Black academics in shaping the educational experiences of UK Black students. 

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Jessica Boyd

PhD Candidate
jboyd001 ( (@gold.ac.uk)

Jessica is a music teacher by trade and has taught in secondary schools across London for over 10 years.

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Devina Paramdeo

PhD Candidate
dpara001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Devina is a full-time PhD student and her thesis focuses on gentrification and its relationship to parental school choices

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Sam Holdstock

PhD Student
shold001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Sam teaches English at a secondary school in London. He is also a part-time PhD candidate, researching the possibilities for Interactive Fiction in the secondary school English classroom.

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Terri Newman

PhD Student
t.newman (@gold.ac.uk)

Terri's research employs practice-based methodologies to investigate collaborative pedagogies and communities of praxis in Art and Design Education/

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Harry Oulton

PhD Student
hoult001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Harry is currently in the second year of his creative writing PhD. He is re-writing a Robert Louis Stevenson novel from the 19th century as a way of exploring the methodology of adaptation as it applies to Children’s Literature.

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Klaudia Matasovska

PhD Student
kmata005 (@gold.ac.uk)

Klaudia is a Special Educational Needs teacher and a full-time PhD student in the Department of Educational Studies.

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Ben Dixon

PhD Student
bdixo001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Ben Dixon is studying a PhD in Education. His research focuses on skateboarding and education, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

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Helen Jones

PhD Student
hjone007 (@gold.ac.uk)

Helen’s PhD research centres on children’s self-published comic making in after school comics clubs, using Action Research as her methodology.

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Lidiya Petrova

PhD Student
lpetr002 (@gold.ac.uk)

Lidiya’s research interests lie primarily in the area of foreign language teaching and learning in various contexts, as well as the importance of cultural awareness for effective cross-cultural communication.

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Jacqueline Glen

PhD Student
ed302jg (@gold.ac.uk)

Exploring the Voices of Black and Brown Teaching Assistants, Investigating Power and Status.

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Heidi Kukkonen

Visiting PhD candidate
hkukk001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Heidi is a visiting PhD candidate from the University of Agder, Norway

Shahina Sultana

PhD Student
ssult003 (@gold.ac.uk)

I am a full-time PhD student and my research investigates “Digital Literacies as a Bridge to Maintaining Heritage Language Among Bangladeshi Immigrant Families in East London”.

Serphina Simmons-Bah

PhD Student
ssimm001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Seraphina is a PhD student in the Department of Educational Studies.

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Alice Penfold

PhD Student
apenf001 (@gold.ac.uk)

Alice's PhD research centres on representations of identity in young adult fantasy fiction, exploring how gender and language impact the shaping adolescent identity.