Members of Research in Inequalities, Societies and Education

Dr Jason Arday

Senior Lecturer in Education 

Jason Arday is a Senior Lecturer in Education at Roehampton University, School of Education, a Visiting Research Fellow at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust and Co-Chair of the Runnymede Academic Forum.  He has recently completed an edited collection with Professor Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths, University of London) entitled Dismantling Race in Higher Education: Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy (Palgrave). Jason’s research focuses on Race, Education and Social Justice. Presently, his work focuses on BME academics’ experiences in the Academy and the impact of mental health in Higher Education. 

Professor Gill Crozier

Professor of Education

Gill Crozier FRSA is Professor of Education and President of the European Research Network about Parents and Education (ERNAPE) 2017-2019. She is a sociologist of education and social justice. She has researched and written extensively about parents/families and school relationships, ‘race’, class and  gender and education, young people in urban schools, access to and participation in higher education, and the socio-cultural influences upon identity formation and learner experiences. 

Dr Alaster Scott Douglas

Reader in Education & Professional Practice

Alaster Scott Douglas is a Reader in Education and Professional Practice and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  He is on the editorial board of the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Journal of Education.  His research interests include cultural-historical activity theory and developmental work research in general. He has been the recipient of funding for research projects on multi-professional collaboration, differentiated teaching practices in UK and USA classrooms, school/university teacher education partnerships and the education and learning of pre-service teachers.  

Dr Helen Fisher

Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education

Helen Fisher has published in the areas of gender, inclusion/special educational needs, pupil perspective, literacy and dyslexia/specific learning difficulties. She has recently completed a Society of Educational Studies funded longitudinal study, exploring the perspectives of girls, including those from lower income families, from Year 6 (10-11 year olds) to Year 11 (15-16 year olds). 

Dr Lucy Henning

Senior Lecturer in English Education

Lucy Henning is a lecturer in Primary Education (English). Her current work is concerned with young children’s encounters with schooled literacy. Before joining Roehampton, Lucy worked as a primary class teacher, school literacy lead and a literacy consultant for the Primary National Strategies. 

Dr Leda Kamenopoulou

Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education

Leda Kamenopoulou is a Senior Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has published widely on Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusive Education, including a recent book on Inclusion and Disability in the global South (Palgrave MacMillan). She is an editorial board member of the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Journal of Education and academic member of ATINER, an independent association of academics and researchers. 

Timothy Kent

Senior Lecturer – Postgraduate Education

Professor Vini Lander

Professor of Race and Teacher Education

Vini Lander’s research focuses on ‘race’, ethnicity and education. Her current work on the impact of the mandate to promote fundamental British values in schools extends her work in the field of ‘race’ and education.  Currently, she is working with a number of schools in the North West to investigate young people’s conceptions of Britishness and their sense of belonging through the use of participatory research methods.  

Professor Pat Mahony

Emeritus Professor

Dr Sarah O'Flynn

Principal Lecturer in Special and Inclusive Education

Dr Amy Palmer

Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

Amy Palmer worked as a primary teacher before joining the University of Roehampton in 2010.  She researches in the field of History of Education and would be very interested in supervising students working in this area.  She has published articles on the development of early years education, plays for child performers and the educator Joseph King and his association with the Peasant Arts Movement.  She is the current Books Editor for the journal History of Education.  

Dr Richard Race

Senior Lecturer in Education

Richard Race is a Senior Lecturer in Education who is currently writing a monograph on Integration and Education Policy-Making (Palgrave Macmillan). Richard is editor of Advancing Dialogues in Multicultural Education (2018, Palgrave Macmillan). Richard's research interests are: multiculturalism, multicultural education, ethnicity, race and postgraduate issues in Master's teaching and doctoral supervision.

Dr Deborah Sabric

Senior Lecturer in Education

Deborah Sabric is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Convenor for the MA in Educational Practice in the School of Education. A history teacher by training, she has expertise in history teaching, initial teacher training and pedagogy. Her primary research interests lay in the history of education. She is the co-convenor of British Educational Research Association History Special Interest Group.

Dr Julie Shaughnessy

Principal Lecturer in Education

Dr Julie Shaughnessy is Programme Director of Professional Doctorate in Education. A central component of Julie's work has been to draw together research and practice with a specific focus on teaching and learning, pedagogy, exclusion, social justice and teacher development. Her current project focuses on pedagogy in Higher Education and supervisory practice.

Dr Suja Sivadasan

Senior Lecturer in Education

Suja Sivadasan lectures on the Primary Mathematics Education and the Education, Leadership and Management programmes. Suja has a broad range of publications including in primary mathematics education, public policy and organisational management. Suja’s research interests and potential areas of PhD supervision include education and disadvantaged populations, primary mathematics and aspects of teaching and learning.

Dr Anthony Thorpe

Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management

Dr Anthony Thorpe is a senior lecturer (leadership and management) and director of studies/supervisor for doctoral research students. His research interests include educational leadership and management, organizational theory, human resource management and the links to social justice. His work also explores the use of critical realism in education.

Maha Al-Yousef

Maha Al-Yousef worked as a lecturer at the University of Ha'il in Saudi Arabia for five years before starting their PhD research project. Ever since she has had ample exposure to the field of higher education and an interest to investigate and understand how higher education could bring development and transformation for some marginalised women. Her specific area of interest is related to gender issues and identity formation within the higher education. Her research examines:
'The role of higher education in developing female students’ social and cultural identities: A case study of one university in Saudi Arabia'.

Samson Maekele Tsegay

Samson is a doctoral student at RISE and a recipient of the Roehampton University-Sacred Heart (RUSH) Scholarship. He joined the School of Education, University of Roehampton, after completing his MA degree in Educational Leadership and Policy (Comparative Education) at Beijing Normal University, China. His main research interests are related to globalisation, migration and higher education.

Mark Andrew Lyn

Mark Andrew Lyn started studying for their PhD at Roehampton in January 2016. Their areas of interest of study are: discourse theory and analysis, critical and social theory, Education and the Welfare State.

Dr Arif Mahmud

Dr Arif Mahmud is a Lecturer in Education Studies. His research interests lie in educational psychology (particularly SEL&T), addressing inequalities in education (race, class, gender), Muslim experiences in HE and educational interventions. His current work looks at “Changing Mindsets: Reducing stereotype threat and implicit bias as barriers to student success”.