Margo is a DPhil student in the Department of Education. Her research interests focus on professional and vocational education as well as social mobility and social inclusivity in the context of higher education.
Margo’s DPhil research aims to examine Master of Business Administration (MBAs) programs as a means of human capital acquisition, and potential links between generation of this type of capital and social mobility for MBA students. She wants to explore to what extent generation of human capital can lead to social movements for MBA participants, and how this may be impacted by various social inclusion and meritocratic factors.
Prior to her DPhil studies at Oxford, Margo received a first class Master’s degree (with honours) in Financial Management at the University of Warsaw, completed PGCE in Business Education at University College London, and a Master’s degree in Educational Assessment at the University of Oxford. She also spent 15 years working in investment banking where alongside her M&A work, she developed interests in professional education, on-the-job learning, and coaching.
Fahad is reading for a DPhil in Education (part-time). He has over fifteen years professional experience in the education sector, in particular, higher education.
He has held senior roles in staff and student development, human resources, policy and strategy. Fahad holds a BSc in Education and Science and an MBA. Prior to commencing his doctoral studies, he was elected an Academic Visitor at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford. Fahad’s research focus is on the quality of undergraduate medical education for Qatari doctors.
Anay is passionate about education for first generation learners in remote rural and tribal India.
He loves sports, conversation about philosophy and spirituality, and flowers.
He hopes to transform the teacher education system in India after completing his DPhil at Oxford.
Title of Thesis
The Role of teachers in differentiated education in South India
Nangalia, A. (2016). The Role of English in Wastepicker Communities in Bangalore: A Grounded Theory AND Design and Implementation of English Language Teaching Program. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
Kamal Armanious is particularly interested in the topic of education governance to explore what is possible in developing an improved governance system for technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
There have always been various calls from different international organisations such UNESCO, ILO, World Bank, OECD etc. to develop a transformed and transformative approach to TVET. This is attractive for certain theoretical as well as practical reasons; however, one set of limitations in achieving this vision lies in the arena of governance. Mr Armanious examines an imagined better model of governance that can be developed from the principles of a new approach and wider theoretical resources with consideration to national realities where there may be very serious obstacles in the way of realising this new governance approach and hence the overall planned transformation.
Title of Thesis
Education and Training Policies in Egypt: Good Governance and Stakeholders Participation
Sizwe Mkwanazi has five years of experience working in a South African University. He was a cum laude (distinction) graduate for the Master of Technology Degree in Operations Management which he obtained from the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
He is currently a Rhodes Scholar and passionate about entrepreneurship education and its associated research.
Title of Thesis
Teaching, Learning and Collaboration in University Led Entrepreneurship Education Ecosystems
Mkwanazi, S. & Mbohwa, C. (2017). Supplier Development Funding: Evaluating a Funding Model for South African Manufacturing Co-operatives. Proceedings of the 2017 International Symposium on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Bristol, UK, July 24-25, 2017, 978-1-5090-3924-1/17/$31.00 ©2017 IEEE, pp. 671 -686
Mkwanazi, S. & Mbohwa, C. 2016: A Township Based Business Location for Migrant’s Businesses in South Africa: Cases of Xenophobia. 33rd Pan Pacific Business Conference, Malaysia: Miri Sarawak, May 25-28, 2016, ISBN: 1-931649-27-6, Paper No: 14
Mkwanazi, S. & Mbohwa, C. (2016). Supplier Development Grants as an Alternative Method of Funding to Improve the Business Performance of Sewing Cooperatives (Abstract). 28th South African Institute of Management Sciences Conference, South Africa, Pretoria, September 4-7, 2016. Abstract.
Mkwanazi, M.S., Mbohwa, C. and Nemarumane, T., 2015, December. Evaluation of the reliability performance of an inter-campus bus system. In Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 2015 IEEE International Conference in Singapore (pp. 1762-1766). IEEE.
Xiujuan is currently pursuing a DPhil in Education, researching students’ transition from UK universities to the global labour market.
Her current research interests are centred on exploring the relationships between educational attainment, skills acquisition and labour market outcomes, alongside the economics of education and international education. She is a Kellogg Scholar and a Chevening Scholar.
Alongside her studies, Xiujuan works as a project team leader at the University of the West of England’s Employability and Enterprise Department. She has previously worked at the University of Bristol’s Careers Service and as a manager and English teacher at New Channel Education Group. She is an AGCAS Postgraduate Taught Task Group member. She was also an Advisory Group member for a Universities UK international (UUKi) research project titled “What do international graduates do?”
Xiujuan was raised in Xinjiang, China and completed her undergraduate studies in Beijing. In 2013 she completed a Master of Education course at the University of Bristol.
Mapping Masters students’ transition from UK universities to the global labour market: a two-part exploration
- Why work part-time while studying? The University of Bristol Careers Service website, June 2015.
- Making the most of your summer internship. The University of Bristol Careers Service website, May 2015.
- 新托福听力7天突破 7 Days to a Score of 30 in TOEFL iBT Listening, 李传伟 & 王秀娟 Chuanwei Li & Xiujuan Wang,中国出版集团中译出版社 China Publishing Group, 2015年5月1日 1st May 2015.
- Want to work in the UK after your degree but can’t get a visa – have you tried Tier 5? The University of Bristol Careers Service website, March 2015.
Aizuddin “Jude” Mohamed Anuar is a Malaysian Doctoral student in education and a Clarendon scholar.
His Doctoral research explores rural young people’s STEM education and aspirations related to ‘development’ in his home country, Malaysia. Within the field of comparative and international education, his research interests include education and inter/national development, postcolonialism, rural education and cultural studies in science education.
Jude previously completed an MSc in Comparative and International Education in the department. Prior to Oxford, he gained professional experience in the philanthropy team of Malaysia’s petroleum corporation, focusing on planning and implementing education outreach initiatives across the country.
He also holds an MA in Cognitive Studies in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BE (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales.
Chankseliani, M, Aizuddin, M. A. (2019) Cross-Country Comparison Of Engagement In Apprenticeships: A Conceptual Analysis Of Incentives For Individuals And Firms, The International Journal For Research In Vocational Education And Training, 6(3), 261-283. DOI: https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.6.3.4
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019). Globalisation, the education gospel and a call for local adaptations in the developing world. The New Collection, 13, 36-47.
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019). [Review of the book Dreams made small: the education of Papuan Highlanders in Indonesia, by J. Munro]. Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, 27(4), 720-721. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1469-8676.12715
Aizuddin, M. A., Erduran, S., & Chankseliani, M. (2019, August). A framework for studying rural young people’s STEM education, aspirations & ‘science for development’. Paper presented at the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) Conference, Bologna, Italy.
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, June). Young people’s STEM education and aspirations for development: A comparative case study in Malaysia’s rural heartland. Paper presented at Global Perspectives: Reimagining Education Conference, Worcester, UK.
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, 19 October). Streamless schools – seamless transition or half-formed idea? New Straits Times (https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/10/531508/streamless-schools-—-seamless-transition-or-half-formed-idea)
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, 7 August). Knowledge for ‘Good Life’: Which to use? New Straits Times (https://www.nst.com.my/opinion/columnists/2019/08/510965/knowledge-good-life-which-use)
Aizuddin, M. A. (2019, 12 January). Making room for the poor in government residential schools. The Star (https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/01/12/making-room-for-the-poor-in-government-residential-schools)
Aizuddin, M. A. (2018, 9 November). Building New Malaysia in Our Own Mould. New Straits Times (https://www.pressreader.com/malaysia/new-straits-times/20181109/281694025797620)
Ashmita graduated from Boston University in 2008 with a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering, after which she worked in Research & Development for 6 years.
It is here that she decided to make the leap from formulation chemistry to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education after having worked on programs involving increasing diversity in STEM in schools.
She received her Master’s from Boston University in 2015 in Education Policy. Her research interests include: STEM education policy; Assessment; Further Education; Higher Education; Science education pedagogy