EXAMINATIONS

PROGRAMME EXAMINATION

CURRENT

External Examiner for MSc in Education, Public Policy and Equity at the University of Glasgow (Oct 2020-Present).

PAST

External Examiner to the Sociology of Education Umbrella Board at University College London (UCL). Taught programmes included: MA Education and Human Rights, MA Policy Studies in Education, MA Social Justice and Education, and MA Sociology of Education (June 2017-Nov 2021).

PhD/DBA/EdD THESIS EXAMINATION. TOTAL EXAMINATIONS: 15

Khayalethu Chris Mdingi; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Fort Hare, South Africa. Thesis title: Implementation of grade progression policy and its implications for progressed grade 12 learners’ identities (May 2023). External examiner.

Helen Ryan-Atkin; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Thesis title: The impact of multi-academy trust (MAT) governance and accountability systems on the people involved in the organisation: Implications for professional autonomy and agency, local representation and claims to legitimacy (May 2023). External examiner.

Sevda Ozsezer Kurnuc; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia, UK. Thesis title: Approaches to school evaluation in England since the Education Reform Act of 1988: Rethinking the purpose, method and use of school evaluation based on expert interviews (July 2022). External examiner.

Valentina Bertotti; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University, Australia. Thesis title: Selecting a preschool: A discursive-affective analysis of parental choice in South Australia (July 2022). External examiner.

Christine Jefferys; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Education, London Metropolitan University, UK. Thesis title: The social justice agency of secondary school headteachers (March 2022). External examiner.

Janet Elizabeth Hetherington; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Education, Staffordshire University, UK. Thesis title: Governance, democracy and parental engagement: The Co-operative academy trust model.  An alternative in neoliberal contexts of education? (November 2021). External examiner.

Ian Dewes; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Education, Birmingham City University, UK. Thesis title: Neoliberal tensions in the English education system: How does the government influence schools’ decisions about joining an academy trust? (July 2021). External examiner.

Iain William Peter Browning; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, Australia. Thesis title: School Leadership and ‘Language Games’ in Neoliberal Times: A Critical Ethnographic Case Study of the Independent Public School Policy in Western Australia (April 2021). External examiner.

Zimisele Raymond Tomose; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Fort Hare, South Africa. Thesis title: The influence of democratized school governance on learners’ academic performance in one education district in the Eastern Cape (April 2021). External examiner.

Kim Walker; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Education, The Open University, UK. Thesis title: Developing a ‘vision’ for special educational needs: exploring the role of the Governing Board in two English primary schools (October 2020). External examiner.

Steve Harris; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Education, University of Wolverhampton, UK. Thesis title: Five go to academia: Narratives of becoming (June 2020). External examiner.

Ali Sameer; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, UK. Thesis title: The visible and invisible discourses: The securitization of Pakistan and its impact on the social construction of girls’/women education (January 2020). External examiner.

Pavlina Nikita; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University College London, UK. Thesis title: Networks, governance and leadership: Education Reform in England (December 2017). External examiner.

Andy Allen; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Business Administration, Teesside University, UK. Thesis title: Empowered Participatory Governance? A case study inquiry into the Cooperative academy model (July 2017). External examiner.

David Hodgson; Thesis presented for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Murdoch University, Australia. Thesis title: Raising the higher school leaving age in Western Australia: A critical discourse analysis of power and practice (June 2014). External examiner.

MPhil EXAMINATION

Fatemeh Yazdani; Thesis title: Public-private partnerships and religious neo-conservatism in post-revolutionary Iran: A Neo-Foucauldian approach to education reform. Lund University, Sweden (October 2022). External examiner.