Tiarnach’s research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
Tiarnach has returned to the Department of Education having previously completed an M.Sc in Childhood Development and Education at the University of Oxford. Tiarnach was recipient of the Oxford Review of Education Dissertation Prize 2016/2017 for his thesis exploring the effects of feedback in virtual learning environments. He completed his undergraduate, Honours B.Ed at Trinity College Dublin.
Tiarnach’s professional background is in primary education as a mainstream and English language teacher, working predominantly in disadvantaged communities.
- Technology in education
- Early literacy and numeracy learning
- Early mental health
- Effects of social disadvantage on education
- Quantitative methods in education research
Before starting at Oxford, Peter taught English and Maths, both in the UK and abroad.
Additionally he has completed research for The Northern Irish Civil Service and Civitas, a UK think tank, on patterns of UK school segregation. He holds a 1st class degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA from Queens University, Belfast and a Masters of Education from The Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Title of Thesis
Understanding Ethnically Integrated Schools in the UK
Mitchell, P. (2017) 10 Things to Keep in Mind When Advocating for Your Child., Cambridge, MA.: RIDES, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Mitchell, P. (2017) 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Addressing Racial Bullying in School, Cambridge, MA.: RIDES, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Mitchell, P. (2017) A student centred analysis of ethnic segregation in London’s schools, London, UK.: Civitas Institute for the Study of Civil Society.
Yuanyue Hao obtained his BA degree in English (TESOL) in East China Normal University and MA degree in applied linguistics in Fudan University. Prior to his DPhil study, he taught TOEFL writing and EAP listening for Chinese learners of English.
His research involves interdisciplinary enquiries into applied linguistics and educational assessment, specifically language testing, adult second language speech, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, global Englishes, natural language processing, and Rasch measurement. He is interested in the longitudinal attainment of L2 pronunciation of English by Chinese adult learners, analysed from the perspectives of many-facet Rasch model, phonetic analysis and natural language processing. His research tools include SPSS, R, Python, NVivo, Facets and RUMM.
Yusuf Ikbal Oldac is a doctoral student in education at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. His research interests include internationalisation of higher education, social justice in education, and school effectiveness and improvement.
Yusuf completed his BA degree in Foreign Language Education at Boğaziçi University in Turkey with an honours certificate. Upon the completion of his BA degree, Yusuf started studying for his MSc degree at Middle East Technical University in Turkey. In his master’s thesis, Yusuf examined the relationship between student achievement and a set of school-level variables including distributed leadership, academic optimism, teacher collaboration and enabling school structure in the state-funded schools in Turkey using a multilevel methodology. During his MSc study, Yusuf worked as a full-time research assistant at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Middle East Technical University. As part of his position, he contributed to several funded research projects on international student mobility and social justice in higher education.
Yusuf is currently conducting a biographical study on student self-formation in international student mobility and the development of perceived contributions to home country as part of his DPhil project. He examines how Turkish internationally mobile students develop human capital, social capital and civic values while studying abroad and how these three may interconnect to their (potential) contributions to Turkey.
Yusuf is a fully funded scholar at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. He is a member of the Higher Education, and Comparative and International Education research groups at the University of Oxford. He has a presence on Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and Academia.
Oldac, Y. I., & Kondakci, Y. (2019). Multilevel analysis of the relationship between school-level variables and student achievement. Educational Management Administration & Leadership. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1741143219827303
Kondakci, Y., Beycioglu, K., Oldac, Y. I., & Senay, H. H. (2018). Governmental supports for students in Turkey: Beneficiary perspective on the use of financial and social support in higher education. In Shah M., McKay J. (Eds.), Achieving Equity and Quality in Higher Education: Global Perspectives in an Era of Widening Participation (pp. 327-348). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
Kondakci, Y., Zayim, M., Oldac, Y. I., & Şenay, H. H. (2016). Türkiye’de okul müdürlerinin sosyal adalet rolleri [The social justice roles of school principals in Turkey]. In K. Beycioğlu, N. Özer, D. Koşar, & İ. Şahin (Eds.), Eğitim Yönetimi Araştırmaları (pp. 353–361). Retrieved from https://www.pegem.net/UserFiles/File/pdff.pdf
Peer-reviewed academic conference papers
Oldac, Y.I. (2019, December). Contributions of international higher education study to individuals and through them to society: A comparative study of Turkish migrants and returnees. Paper presented at SRHE International Conference on Research into Higher Education, Wales, UK.
Oldaç, Y.I. (2019, October). International student mobility and student self-formation: A comparative biographical study of Turkish migrants and returnees. Paper presented at the 10th International Russian Higher Education Conference, Moscow, Russia.
Oldaç, Y.I. (2019, October). Uluslararası eğitim mezunu Türk bireylerin ülkelerine olan katkı algıları: karşılaştırmalı bir bakış [The perceptions of Turkish international education graduates on their contributions to their country: A comparative perspective]. Paper presented at the 4th International Higher Education Studies Conference, Çanakkale, Turkey.
Durak, T., & Oldaç, Y.I. (2019, October). Türk bursiyerlerinin gelecek kaygısının araştırılması [Studying Turkish government scholars’ future anxiety]. Paper presented at the 4th International Higher Education Studies Conference, Çanakkale, Turkey.
Oldac, Y.I. (2019, April). A biographical study of self-formation in international student mobility: The perspectives of Turkish migrants and returnees. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society: Dissertation Mentoring Workshop, San Francisco, CA.
Oldac, Y. I., Kondakci, Y., Ertem, H. Y., Yesim, C. A. (2018, September). Regional Differences in the Satisfaction of International Students in a Non-traditional Destination –Turkey. Paper presented at the meeting of European Educational Research Association: European Conference on Educational Conference, Bolzano, Italy.
Kondakci, Y., Beycioglu, K., Oldac, Y.I., Senay, H.H. (2017, October). The effectiveness of student supports from the perspective of the beneficiaries. Paper presented at the 2nd International Higher Education Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey.
Gokalp, G., Ertem, H.Y., Oldac, Y.I. (2017, October). Li̇sansüstü öğrenci̇leri̇n akademi̇k destek i̇hti̇yaçları [Academic support needs of postgraduate students]. Paper presented at the 2nd International Higher Education Studies Conference, Antalya, Turkey.
Kondakci, Y., Oldac, Y.I., Ertem, H.Y. (2017, May). Uluslararasi öğrenci̇leri̇n Türki̇ye’yi̇ terci̇h nedenleri̇ ve Türki̇ye’deki̇ deneyi̇mleri̇ üzeri̇ne ni̇tel bi̇r çalişma [A qualitative study on the reasons behind international students’ choice of Turkey and their experiences in Turkey] Paper presented at the 12th International Congress on Educational Administration, Ankara, Turkey.
Oldac, Y.I., Kondakci, Y. (2017, April). The relationship between distributed leadership, enabling school structure, teacher collaboration, academic optimism and student achievement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Oldac, Y.I., Kondakci, Y. (2016, August). The relationship between distributed leadership, teacher collaboration, enabling school structure and academic optimism. Paper presented at the meeting of European Educational Research Association: Emerging Researchers’ Conference, Dublin, Ireland.
Kondakci, Y., Zayim‐Kurtay, M., Oldac, Y.I., Senay, H.H. (2016, May). Türkiye’de okul müdürlerinin sosyal adalet rolleri [The social justice roles of school principals in Turkey]. Paper presented at the 11. Ulusal Eğitim Yönetimi Kongresi, İzmir, Turkey.
Kondakci, Y., Demir, C., Ertem, H.Y., Oldac, Y.I. (2016, May). Uluslararası öğrencilerin Türkiye’deki akademik ve sosyal yaşam doyumları [The academic and social life satisfaction levels of international students in Turkey]. Paper presented at the 11. Ulusal Eğitim Yönetimi Kongresi, İzmir, Turkey.
- MCR Anniversary Grant, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford [A grant to fund my participation to the annual meeting of Society for Research into Higher Education in Newport, Wales], 2019
- New Generation Programme, Rossotrudnichestvo [An award by the Russian Government that provides full funding for promising young foreign citizens to attend the 10th International Russian Higher Education Conference in Moscow and to see Russia first-hand.], 2019
- Graduate Student Award, 14th International Congress on Educational Administration [An award to recognise the quality of contribution to the Congress and to provide full funding to cover participation expenses], 2019
- Santander Academic Travel Award [An award to fund my participation to Comparative and International Education Society’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California], 2019
- VII International Summer School on Higher Education Research at Institute of Education Higher School of Economics Scholarship [A scholarship that provides full funding to cover the expenses of the summer school and recognises the quality of contribution], 2019
- British Association for International and Comparative Education Student Fieldwork Grant [A competitive grant awarded to cover the fieldwork expenses of my doctoral research project], 2018
- Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Scholarship [A prestigious scholarship that covers university and college fees and a grant for living costs.], 2017