Claire (郝煜) is a DPhil student in Applied Linguistics and a China Oxford Scholarship Fund (COSF) scholar.
Claire holds a BA in Education and Physics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Applied Linguistics from UCL Institution of Education, and an EdM in International Education Policy from Harvard University. She is passionate about exploring and supporting the transnational experiences of bi-/multilingual students in studying abroad contexts. Her research and professional interests include bilingualism, language and identity, international education, professional development, and school leadership.
Since 2015, Claire has served as the Director of International Education at Beijing Xinxuedao Education Group, a non-profit organisation that operates 31 schools with over 30,000 K-12 students in China. She has also worked as a high school counsellor and a teacher of Physics and Psychology.
Hao, Y. and Lantsman, G. (2022). Motivation in MOOCs: a qualitative study on the design and evaluation of an online IELTS course. The 7th IAFOR International Conference on Education.
Hao, Y. (2020). Education without borders: sojourner trips in students’ holistic development. In Wang, J. (Ed.). Family, Society, and Education. Tsinghua University Press.
Hao, Y. (2020). Learning how to learn: the role of metacognition and self-regulation in learning. In Wang, J. (Ed.). The Virtue of Thinking in Learning. Tsinghua University Press.
Hao, Y. (2019). Chinese students at a UK university: how linguistic repertoire mediates language and sojourner identity construction. Linguistics and Applied Linguistics Conference. Beijing Normal University.
Preece, S., Griffin, A., Hao, Y. and Utemuratova, G. (2018). Examining Linguistic Diversity as a Resource for Higher Education in the Anglophone World. In Tong, V. C., Standen, A., & Sotiriou, M. (Ed.). Shaping Higher Education with Students: Ways to Connect Research and Teaching (pp.288-293). UCL Press.
Preece, S., Griffin, A., Hao, Y. and Utemuratova, G. (2016). Making the most of linguistic diversity: the views and practices of bi/multilingual postgraduate students. The Multilingual University. ESRC Seminars.
Hao, Y. (2012). A Transformative Journey: China-US exchange student studying at an American high school. New World Press.
Kabira is a recipient of the Clarendon Scholarship. His research is funded by the Clarendon Fund.
Kabira is interested in improving learning outcomes for children in fragile and conflict – affected regions of the world, school health and nutrition programs, combatting gender-based violence and supporting children who are dealing with addiction.
His doctoral research focuses on education outcomes for young learners in Papua New Guinea who are addicted to psychoactive and carcinogenic betel quid.
Prior to moving to Oxford, Kabira was based in Washington DC, USA and worked for the World Bank and Save the Children on impact evaluations, learning assessments and improving the quality of education statistics in twenty-six countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Pacific, and the Middle East.
Kabira holds a Masters in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University where he was a recipient of the Stokes’ Prize for exemplary academic achievement and public service leadership, a Masters in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University where he graduated with distinction and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
· Education in conflict regions
· Combatting school related gender-based violence (SRGBV)
· School health and nutrition programs
· Supporting children with addiction
- Johnston, C; Costa, A; Namit, K (2019) ‘Educating Indigenous Children in Myanmar, Teaching and Learning Study,’ ADRA Myanmar, Yangon
- Johnston, C; Costa, A; Namit, K (2019) ‘Out of School Children Study,’ ADRA Myanmar, Yangon
- Kabira Namit (2018) ‘MOTIVATE: Stata module providing motivation to users,’ Statistical Software ComponentsS458565, Boston College Department of Economics
- Sara Ansari & Kabira Namit & Jonathan Seiden (2018) ‘TABSTAT2EXCEL: Stata module to export summary statistics generated from a tabstat command to an Excel spreadsheet,’Statistical Software Components S458652, Boston College Department of Economics
- Cooper, G. and Namit, K. (2018) ‘City with a billion-dollar view,’ New Zealand Economic Papers
- Johnston, C; Jonason, C, Reen, J; Namit, K (2018) ‘Literacy & Numeracy Boost Assessment: Baseline Report for Papua New Guinea,’ Save the Children
- Namit, K. (2016). ‘An Imagined Threat? A Panel Data Analysis of China’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) In Sub Saharan Africa,’ Journal for Policy and International Affairs (JPIA)
- Various World Bank blog posts
Minto Felix is a Doctoral student investigating research culture(s) in Indian higher education, exploring disciplinary, institutional, and system-level factors and their interrelationships. He is supervised by Professor Simon Marginson and Professor Alis Oancea.
Minto is a graduate of the department’s MSc Higher Education Course, where he graduated with Distinction. He is interested in the research contribution of Indian universities to the economic and social development of the country.
Outside of Oxford, Minto is a Senior Consultant with the Nous Group, providing advice to private and public sectors and works extensively with UK higher education institutions. He has worked across Australia and the UK in strategy and advisory roles in health and higher education, and writes frequently on these issues for mainstream media outlets in both these countries. Minto also holds a Masters in Health Administration and Bachelor of Psychological Sciences from Monash University, Australia.
Darta is a DPhil student pursuing research in the field of global higher education.
Darta has a diverse academic and professional background. She holds a 1st class BA(Hons) degree in Finance and Business and a MSc in Education (Leadership and Policy). She has strengthened her academic achievements through research assistantships as well as working in financial accounting. Her journey has developed a global perspective and instigated academic curiosity regarding university global engagement.
Darta is particularly interested in understanding global flows within higher education as well as addressing the gap in literature on what constitutes a global higher education institution. Darta’s research explores global universities as through the lenses of social space and social networks. Her approach will employ creative, grounded methods to understand the global imaginary.
Julie Chia-Yi Lin is a Doctoral student at the University of Oxford, funded by the Oxford-Taiwan Graduate Scholarship. Her research focus on Internationalization, Policy, Management and Institutional Strategy is rooted in her professional experience in publishing and higher education, as well as from her observations regarding the continuous change in global educational dynamics.
Julie completed her B.A. at National Taiwan University, and earned a joint M.A. from the University of Vienna and the University of Wroclaw. She was previously employed as an officer for the Office of International Affairs at National Taiwan University, and then as a Publisher at Emerald Publishing.
She focuses on the development of higher education, particularly in the processes of internationalization and globalization, and tries to deliver perspectives from different Institutional sectors, and a wide array of participants. She is mindful of the influence that culture has on the development and reception of these processes, and has a special interest in the East Asia region, and Confucian-influenced higher education systems. In her doctoral research, she investigates higher ed institutional strategy, and the relationship it has with real-world policy. This includes delving into the specific interpretation and implementation of official policy by different stakeholders within the institution- faculty, administration, and management.
Lin, J. (2015). The Impact of Globalization on Taiwan’s Education Policy: The International Student. In A. Lipinsky. (Ed), Vienna Taiwan Studies Series: Immigration societies, Taiwan and Beyond. (pp. 129-151). Vienna: LIT VERLAG GmbH & Co. KG
Xiaona Wang is a DPhil student in Education, at St. Antony’s College, the University of Oxford. Xiaona’s doctoral research is fully funded by the University of Oxford (Clarendon Fund Scholarship and St. Antony’s College The Warden’s Scholarship). She is also a member at the Center for Global Higher Education.
Before her DPhil, Xiaona obtained her M.A degree in Higher Education at Graduate School of Education at Peking University, and B.A at the Faulty of Education from Beijing Normal University in China with first-class honour. She also studied at the University of Manchester as an exchange student in the School of Social Science.
Previously, Xiaona worked at Global Education Cluster in UNICEF, Geneva, where she began her research on the international scientific collaboration between China and Switzerland, and this experience later became the starting point of her master thesis. In her master’s thesis, Xiaona used a longitudinal research method in following a group of Chinese scientists who studied and worked in Switzerland. Through semi-structured interviews, she explored how collaborative relationships between individual scientists began and developed.
Xiaona has strong research interests in the science studies, internationalization and globalization of higher education. Her doctoral research is going to continue to explore the scientific knowledge networks between China and Switzerland under the influence of geopolitical factors.
McQueen is a Clarendon Scholar and is currently reading for a DPhil in Education at the University of Oxford. Her thesis focuses on the digital pedagogy responses of universities in East Asia to the COVID-19 outbreak. Her doctoral research is fully funded by the Clarendon and New College Scholarships.
McQueen is a member of the Centre for Global Higher Education. Her research interests include higher education, e-learning, and learning technologies. Her research interests are influenced by her experiences of working as an academic tutor at the University of Hong Kong and a researcher for Khan Academy and HarvardX (edX).
Prior to coming to Oxford, McQueen completed her master’s degree with a specialisation in media and learning technologies at Teachers College, Columbia University in the City of New York. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and international business at the University of Hong Kong with a full merit-based scholarship.
Antonin’s research is directed towards global regionalisms in higher education with a specific interest in transnational university alliances. He is currently investigating the pilot phases of the European Universities Initiative, as well as other regional higher education and research networks.
Antonin has just completed an MSc in Comparative and International Education at the department. Prior to joining Oxford, he coordinated international projects at the crossroads of education, culture and social action for various not-for-profit organizations based in France. He also obtained an MA in Film and Philosophy and a BA in Film Studies from King’s College London.
Prior to arriving at Oxford, Brooks was a Member of Parliament in UK Government and Minister of Civil Society. Before entering politics Brooks was a Senior Partner at Apollo Management LP a leading Private Equity Firm.
Brooks was educated at Oxford University where he received an MSc in Education and Harvard University where he received a BA in History at Harvard College and an MBA in Finance at Harvard Business School.
Brooks founded an education charity in Rwanda ten years ago called A Partner in Education (www.apartnerineducation.org) and has built a school for 300 children and a teacher training centre in Kigali.
Brooks Masters dissertation focused on Fine Motor Proficiency in Seven Year Old Children in Rwanda as a predictor of academic achievement. His doctorate will be focusing on seeking to explore the drivers of education policy in Rwanda through the lens of politicians with a view to better understanding the formal and informal influences on policymaking.
- Housing First: Housing-led Solutions to Rough Sleeping and Homelessness, Centre for Social Justice (2017); The Hidden Debt Bombshell (CPS, 2009); The Price of Irresponsibility (CPS, 2008); Simply Red – The True State of the Public Finances (CPS, 2006) Direct Democracy – An Agenda for a New Model Party (2005).