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Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh C, Voss M, et al. Short-chain fatty acids stimulate colonic transit via intraluminal 5-HT release in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol 2003 05;284(5):R1269-R1276.
  • Voss M, Hammel P, Molas G, Palazzo L, Dancour A, O’Toole D, et al. Value of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the diagnosis of solid pancreatic masses. Gut 2000 02;46(2): 244-249.
  • Madeira I, Terris B, Voss M, Denys A, Sauvanet A, Flejou JF, et al. Prognostic factors in patients with endocrine tumours of the duodenopancreatic area. Gut 1998 09;43(3):422-427.
  • Voss M, Schneider JW, Apffelstaedt J. Axillary lymph node involvement in stage III breast cancer: treatment implications. J Surg Oncol 1999 07;71(3):162-166.
  • Voss M, Moore SW, van der Merwe I, Pieper C. Fulminanting necrotising enterocolitis: outcome and prognostic factors. Pediatr Surg Int 1998 10;13(8):576-580.
  • Voss M, Knottenbelt JD, Peden MM. Patients who reattend after head injury: a high risk group. Br Med J 1995 11/25;311(7017):1395-1398.
  • Voss M, Bass DH. Traumatic duodenal haematoma in children. Injury 1994 05;25(4):227-230.

 

Book

  • Public Health: Caring for Communities and Populations. 2019. Bettercare, Cape Town.

Book Chapter

  • Pappas TN, Voss M. 2007. Choledochoduodenostomy. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepatopancreato-Biliary Surgery. Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y (Eds). Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

 

Review articles

  • Voss M, Pappas TN. Pancreatic fistula. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2002;5:345-353.
  • Voss M, Cotton MF. Mechanisms and clinical implications of apoptosis. Hosp Med 1998 12;59(12): 924-930.

 

Conference papers

  • Van Schalkwyk S, Voss M, Bezuidenhout J, De Villiers M. Final year medical students’ reflections on their clinical learning experience in urban and rural settings. Presented at AMEE, Glasgow 2015
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Peptic ulcer disease in the Boland. Presented at the South African Gastroenterological Society meeting, Cape Town 2008
  • Smits C, Duvenage R, Voss M. Psoas Abscess: disease profile. Presented at Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa meeting, Witwatersrand 2009
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Diagnostic yield of colonoscopy at a level 2 hospital. Presented at the Surgical Research Society of Southern Africa, Pretoria 2011

Manal is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. Her research is funded by a joint award between the Clarendon Fund and Brasenose College

Her research focuses on the links between social and digital exclusion in the learning of young people. Manal was awarded a distinction for her  MSc. in Education (Learning and New Technologies) at the University of Oxford (2017) and is currently building on that work for her doctoral thesis under the supervision of Professor Rebecca Eynon and Professor Niall Winters. Manal holds an Honours BA in Global Affairs (Middle East & North Africa Studies) from George Mason University (2011) and has five years of experience working in the U.S. and the MENA region.

Research interests:

  • Feminist Studies
  • Critical Approaches in Educational Research

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

 

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.

Research interests:

  • Technology in education
  • Early literacy and numeracy learning
  • Motivation
  • Assessment
  • Early mental health
  • Effects of social disadvantage on education
  • Quantitative methods in education research

Dr Anne Geniets is a Research Fellow with the Learning and New Technologies Research Group

She is a medical doctor, developmental psychologist and communications & media scholar, with a research focus on health, social justice, training and technology in low- and middle-income countries.

Anne’s main research interest is in exploring the links between health, training, inequality and technology. Anne has carried out health care- and media-related research projects in the UK, Africa and South Asia.

From 2014 – 2016, Anne has been the research officer and post-doctoral researcher on the ESRC-DFID funded mCHW project, a learning intervention to train community health workers and their supervisors in the assessment of developmental milestones of children under five in two marginalised communities in Kenya.

She is leading the Go_Girl: Code+Create Project (with Niall Winters) and collaborates on a number mHealth training research projects.

Current doctoral students

Isobel Talks (co-supervised with Niall Winters)

Laura currently supervises students on the MSc Education (Digital and Social Change) pathway.  Her research interests include the intersection of ethics, learning and technology in marginalised communities.

Laura completed a DPhil in Education with the Learning and New Technologies research group in 2015. She has since contributed to a number of research projects at the Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute. A strong advocate of inclusive participatory methodologies and action research, she continues to practice in a school environment, supporting students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

 

Publications

Hakimi L, Eynon R, Murphy VA. The Ethics of Using Digital Trace Data in Education: A Thematic Review of the Research Landscape. Review of Educational Research. 2021;91(5):671-717.

Denton-Calabrese, T., Mustain, P., Geniets, A., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (2021) Empowerment beyond skills: Computing and the enhancement of self-concept in the go_girl code+create program. Computers and Education Vol.175

Geniets, A., O’Donovan, J., Hakimi, L., Winters, N. (eds) (2021) Training for Community Health: Bridging the Global Health Care Gap: OUP

 

Lena Zlock is researching the integration of digital technology into structures of teaching, learning, and education in higher education. Her particular focus is on the digital humanities and the potential for digital methods to transform humanistic study. She works with Professor Niall Winters and Dr. James Robson.

Lena’s research interests stem from her education as an M.St. student and Ertegun Graduate Scholar in Modern Languages at the University of Oxford, and as a B.A. student in History at Stanford University. As an undergraduate, she started the Voltaire Library Project, a digitally and data-driven study of the 6,763-book collection of French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire (you can read more about the project here and here). She has been interested in the application of digital technology to humanistic teaching since her days in Princeton Day School, where she developed an interdisciplinary curriculum on Mexico City (visit the course website here).

Her research on Voltaire led her to think more broadly about the place of digital methods in the humanities classroom, and how new technologies will revolutionise the liberal arts and higher education. As a DPhil candidate, Lena will examine the negotiation and implementation of new learning technologies within the University of Oxford at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Lena is involved in a number of digital humanities initiatives in Oxford. She previously served as the inaugural fellow of the Voltaire Lab at Oxford’s Voltaire Foundation. As a master’s student, Lena co-formulated the convergence agenda for Oxford digital humanities with Professor Howard Hotson, and is currently employed by the Humanities Division to assist with the development of an M.St. degree in Digital Scholarship (read more here). Lena set up and helps to run the History of the Book blog for the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and the Oxford Book History Twitter account.

Lena welcomes inquiries from undergraduate and postgraduate students from Oxford and beyond seeking to get involved with the digital humanities in any capacity. The History of the Book blog also welcomes inquiries from prospective contributors.

 

Miranda is a General Surgeon who has spent much of her career working in South Africa.

She is interested in the potential of online education to scale up the health workforce worldwide but would like to know more about how students learn online and the pre-requisites for a successful learning experience.

Peer reviewed publications

  • Voss M, Swart O, Abel L, Mahtani K. Capacity-building partnerships for surgical post-graduate training in low- and middle-income countries. A scoping review and exploratory thematic synthesis of the literature. Health Policy and Planning 2021;35:1385-1412
  • Swart O, Esterhuizen T, Voss M. The role of treatment delays in surgical site infection after appendicectomy in a South African rural regional hospital. S Afr Med J 2021:111;271-275
  • Clarke H, Voss M. The role of a multidisciplinary student team in the community management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Prim Health Care Res Dev. 2016 Mar 10:1-6. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Voss M, Coetzee F, Conradie H, van Schalkwyk S. “We have to flap our wings or fall to the ground”: The experiences of medical students on a longitudinal integrated clinical model.
    Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Daniels-Felix D, Conradie H, Voss M. Choosing final year placement: Why students decide not to go rural. Afr J Health Professions Educ 2015;7(1 Suppl 1)
  • Hendriks H, Kirsten GF, Voss M, Conradie H. Is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure a Feasible Treatment Modality for Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in a Rural District Hospital? J Trop Paedtr 2014; 60(5): 348-351.
  • Voss M, Duvenage R. Operative surgery at the district hospital. S Afr Med J 2011 07/25;101(8): 521-522.
  • Voss M, Forward LM, Smits CAC, Duvenage R. Endoscopy outreach: how worthwhile is it? S Afr Med J 2010 03/08;100(3):158-158.
  • Voss M, Pinheiro J, Reynolds J, Greene R, Dewhirst M, Vaslef SN, et al. Endoscopic components separation for abdominal compartment syndrome. Am J Surg 2003 08;186(2):158-163.
  • Voss M, Ali A, Eubanks WS, Pappas TN. Surgical management of pancreaticocutaneous fistula. J Gastrointest Surg 2003 2003;7(4):542-546.
  • Saczek KB, Schaaf HS, Voss M, Cotton MF, Moore SW. Diagnostic dilemmas in abdominal tuberculosis in children. Pediatr Surg Int 2001 03;17(2-3):111-115.
  • Fukumoto S, Tatewaki M, Yamada T, Fujimiya M, Mantyh