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Department of Education

Ashmita Randhawa

DPhil Student and Research Assistant

College Affiliation: St Cross College

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


STEM and the Studio: understanding the role of Studio Schools in technical education

Funded Research Projects:

  • Understanding the CREATE Framework in Studio Schools

  • Funder: The Edge Foundation - Budget £70,000. Co-Investigator with Dr James Robson. Principal Investigator: Prof Ewart Keep Q16

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