Department of Education

Chloe Walker

Research Student

I’m interested in education in the Caribbean and Africa.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Literary Studies and African studies at the University of Toronto, and later did an MPhil in Linguistics at the University of the West Indies. I also read for an MSc in African Studies at Oxford University where I received the Terence Ranger Prize for Outstanding Dissertation performance in 2015 for my work on public-private partnerships in Uganda. My current DPhil project focusses on academic writing or ‘contract cheating’ among Kenyan university students and recent graduates. I’ve received several scholarships and awards in my academic career, including; The Barbados Government Scholarship, The University of the West Indies Graduate Scholarship and the Rhodes Scholarship. Professionally, I’ve worked as an English Language and Literature teacher.


Thesis title
Nairobi Shadow Academy: a study of academic writers in Kenya

Dr David Mills and Dr Isis Hjorth

Research interests

English as a second dialect
Public-private partnerships in education
Higher education
Digital work
Plagiarism/academic integrity

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