Natalya is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.

Natalya Hanley completed her PhD in the area of Global Citizenship Education at UCL, Institute of Education. Previously, she worked in the NGO sector as an educational development manager, educator and recently as a researcher. She developed and ran educational development projects, including Life-Experience, Global Hand and Global Citizenship Education. Her research interests include the following areas: empathy pedagogy, Global Citizenship Education, development education, global perspectives within formal and non-formal education in post-soviet and Central Asian countries.

She works on the project International Student Mobility and World Development led by Maia Chankseliani.

  • Wang, Z., Hanley, N., Kwak, J., Vari-Lavoisier, I., Hussein, M.A., Sanchez Tyson, L., Akkad, A. (accepted) ‘How do international student returnees contribute to the development of their home countries? A systematic mapping and thematic synthesis.’ International Journal of Educational Research.
  • Hanley, N. (release in February 2024). Examination of the financial sustainability of NGO’s education programmes: Kazakhstani case study. In Durrani and Thibault (Eds.) Political Economy of Education in Central Asia: Evidence from the Field.
  • Hanley, N. (2023). Global Citizenship Education in Kazakhstan. In D. Bourn (Ed.), Research in Global Learning. London: UCL Press.
  • Hanley, N., Ospanova, U., Baimakhanbetov. (2022) ‘Development of Functional Literacy in Secondary Education: Thematic Discourse Analysis’. KazNUU.
  • Hanley, N. (2022) ‘Book Review’: Global Learning and International Development in the age of Neoliberalism, McCloskey, S. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 14(1), 12-14.
  • Hanley, N. (2021) ‘The contribution of empathy-based pedagogy in global citizenship education: Kazakhstani context’. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 13 (2), 79–93. DOI:
  • Hanley, N. (Forthcoming). Empathy and Global Education. In D. Bourn & A. Pasha. ’Global Education’. Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Social Justice in Education, Volume 10.
  • Hanley, N., Sanchez Tyson, L., Wang, Z., Kwak, J., Akkad, A., Vari-Lavoisier I. (Submitted) ‘Impact of Professional Mobility Programs: A Systematic Literature Review.’ Educational Research Review.
  • Hanley, N. and Shvetsova, Y. (Submitted) ‘Exploring Educator Agencies in NGO education within the conflict-affected context of Kazakhstan.’ Education and Conflict Review, UCL Press.