Education Alumni

  • Dr Lauren Stentiford

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC +3)
    University of Exeter, School of Education

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Exploring young women’s experiences whilst studying either a male-dominated STEM or female-dominated arts/humanities discipline at a high-performing British university, with a particular focus on their negotiations of academic achievement.

    Research supervisors: Dr Alexandra Allan


  • Dr Jonathan Doney

    Education Alumni


    University of Exeter, College of Social Sciences and International Studies

    Start date:

    Research topic: ‘That would be an ecumenical matter’: Contextualizing the adoption of World Religions Teaching in English RE using ‘Statement Archaeology’, a systematic operationalization of Foucault’s historical methods

    Email: J.Doney@exeter.ac.uk

    Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Jonathan_Doney

    Website/Blog: http://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/education/staff/index.php?web_id=jonathan_doney&tab=profile


  • Dr Benjamin Arnold

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC +3)
    University of Exeter, College of Social Sciences and International Studies

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Examining the local and global dynamics of gender in the Indian education system: An ethnographic study of identity constitution in primary schools

    Research supervisors: Dr Alexandra Allan

    Email: ba242@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Denise Rogers

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education

    Start date: September 2013

    Research topic: Beating the odds: Journey from 'bad school' to postgraduate education and beyond

    Research supervisors: Dr Lisa Lucas, Dr Sheila Trahar

    Email: dr13261@my.bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Georgina Tarling (nee Pye)

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, College of Social Sciences and International Studies

    Start date: September 2012

    Research topic: Enabling “good” use of the web?: How online information practices are shaped for 7 year olds by their home and school contexts

    Research supervisors: Professor Rupert Wegerif

    Email: G.Tarling3@exeter.ac.uk


  • Dr Sam Whewall

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC +3)
    University of Bath, Graduate School of Education

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: ‘Parallel’ student mobilities: Imaginaries of place, space and class in South Yorkshire and Singapore

    My research explores how British students, with different imaginaries of their ‘place’ in the world (socially and spatially), navigate increasingly globally-integrated fields of higher education. It foregrounds the experiences of British young people across two starkly different research sites: an elite international school in Singapore, South East Asia; and a state school in Rotherham, a deindustrialised town in northern England. Using participatory cognitive mapping methods and semi-structured interviews, I argue that youth transitions to higher education are mediated by powerful socio-spatial geometries structuring higher education, and that young people are positioned inequitably in relation to changing power structures shaped by the globalisation and internationalisation of higher education.

     

    Research supervisors: Dr Michael Donnelly, Professor Hugh Lauder

    Email: s.whewall@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/samuelwhewall

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/SamWhewall

    Website/Blog: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Whewall2


  • Dr Helen Foster-Collins

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC +3)
    University of Exeter, College of Social Sciences and International Studies (Centre for Research in Professional Learning)

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: Interprofessional learning, support and feedback, in early career professionals

    Previous research suggests that much professional learning takes place within informal workplace contexts, and that inter-professional support may be an important aspect of this learning.

    The first stage of my PhD project seeks to explore the support, advice and feedback that junior doctors receive during their first year, using qualitative analytical methods, and specifically:

    (i)            which other staff members provide support;

    (ii)           what factors influence whether support is sought, when and how it is provided, and

    (iii)          if such assistance positively influences doctor’s learning and patient outcomes.

    Research supervisors: Dr Vivienne Marie Baumfield, Dr Karen Mattick

    Professional memberships/Positions held: The British Psychological Society (Graduate member)

    Email: hf270@exeter.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/helen-foster-collins-87540224

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/helzfc123


  • Dr Claire Lee

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC+3)
    University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education

    Start date: September 2016

    Research topic: An ethnographic investigation into the needs and concerns of service children in UK primary schools

    Children from armed forces families have unique needs and face uncommon challenges. Yet their experiences are under-researched and too frequently overlooked in UK educational policy and practice. My research aim is to sharpen our understanding of service children’s needs and inform policy and practice in schools. Using an ethnographic and participant, task-centred approach I seek to explore children’s experiences, identities and agency, and how these intersect with policy and practice in schools and the military.  My personal history informs this research, as a former service child and a teacher in a school that serves an RAF community.

    Research supervisors: Dr Malcolm Reed, Dr Frances Giampapa

    Email: claire.lee@bristol.ac.uk


  • Dr Samantha Stone

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Bath, Graduate School of Education

    Start date: September 2015

    Research topic: Ethnographic research into school mealtimes to understand processes of socialisation

    Much of school mealtime policy and research has been shaped and continues to be shaped by the promotion of nutrition and health.  However, this does not capture the social significance of school mealtimes or the role it plays in children’s socialisation processes.  My research takes an ethnographic approach to explore school mealtimes as important cultural sites that socialise children into mealtime comportment, commensality, communicative expectations, sociality, morality and understandings of diverse and complex relationships.  Its considers how school mealtimes are replete with social messages of appropriate ways to think, act and feel in the world, recognising the multiplicity of the avenues through which children get to know the social world and their place within it.

     

    Research supervisors: Dr Michael Donnelly, Professor Steve Gough

    Email: sls27@bath.ac.uk

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-stone-4b5700aa?trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sam_L_Stone


  • Dr Tony Clark

    Education Alumni

    PhD Researcher in Education (ESRC 1+3)
    University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education

    Start date: September 2014

    Research topic: Intensive IELTS Preparation in China and Japan

    The thesis ‘Intensive IELTS Writing Preparation in China and Japan’ was given a British Council Research Assessment Award in 2014. In 2015/16 he was a recipient of the Newton Fund Scholarship – a competitive grant to promote researcher mobility and encourage British-Chinese academic relations – as well as funding to support different sections of upcoming overseas research trips from the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) and the ESRC. In 2016 Tony will spend two months at the British Council in Tokyo, and a subsequent six months working at Zhejiang University under the guidance of Professor Lianzhen He, Dean of International Studies.

    Research supervisors: Dr Guoxing Yu, Dr Talia Isaacs

    Professional memberships/Positions held: ALTE, EALTA

    Email: tc9734@bristol.ac.uk