Biography

I began my career working in educational research, teacher education and development planning for various international and local development agencies in South Asia (particularly Nepal). Since coming to UEA in 2000, I have continued to develop my understanding of adult literacy and development, gender and education, children’s participation and intercultural learning. In all these areas, I am committed to finding ways of developing a more inclusive research community. This has meant a strong emphasis on engaging practitioners and policy makers in research, an attention to ensuring research outputs are accessible and constantly exploring ways of mentoring and working collaboratively with ‘new’ researchers - including undergraduate and postgraduate students.

All Publications

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Robinson-Pant, A., Wolf, A.

(2016)

Researching Across Languages and Cultures: A guide to doing research interculturally,

Routledge

ISBN 9781138845053, 9781138845060

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Aikman, S., Robinson-Pant, A., McGrath, S., Jere, C., Cheffy, I., Themelis, S., Rogers, A.

(2016)

Challenging deficit discourses in international education and development,

in Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education

46

(2)

pp. 314-334

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A.

(2016)

Exploring the concept of insider-outsider in comparative and international research: essentialising culture or culturally essential?,

in Revisiting Insider-Outsider Research in Comparative and International Education.

Oxford, Symposium Books

pp. 39-55

ISBN 9781873927670

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A.

(2016)

Education and rural development: proposing an alternative paradigm,

in Routledge Handbook of International Education and Development.

Routledge

ISBN 9780415747547

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A.

(2016)

Learning knowledge and skills for agriculture to improve rural livelihoods,

UNESCO

ISBN 9789231001697

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A. (ed.), Singal, N. (ed.)

(2016)

Researching Ethically Across Cultures: Issues of Knowledge, Power and Voice,

Routledge

ISBN 9781138658899

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A.

(2016)

Promoting Health and Literacy for Women’s Empowerment,

UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany

ISBN 9789282012123

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A., Aikman, S., Dyer, C., Rao, N., Rogers, A., Themelis, S.

(2015)

BAICE Thematic Forum: Challenging deficit discourses in international education and development ,

UEA

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Wolf, A., Robinson-Pant, A.

(2014)

Researching Across Languages and Cultures A collection of reflective pieces providing an unusual insight into how doctoral students engage in multilingual and intercultural research,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Eldred, J., Robinson-Pant, A., Nabi, R., Chopra, P., Nussey, C., Brown, L.

(2014)

Women and literacy: when will we stop talking about barriers and benefits?,

in Compare: Journal of Comparative and International Education

44

(4)

pp. 662-664

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A.

(2014)

Literacy and Education for Sustainable Development and Women’s Empowerment,

UNESCO

(Commissioned report)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A., Singal, N.

(2013)

Researching ethically across cultures: Issues of knowledge, power and voice,

in Compare

43

(4)

pp. 417-421

Full Text

(Editorial)

(Published)


Robinson-pant, A., Singal, N.

(2013)

Research ethics in comparative and international education: reflections from anthropology and health,

in Compare

43

(4)

pp. 443-463

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A., Street, B.

(2012)

Students' and tutors' understanding of 'new' academic literacy practices,

in University writing: selves and texts in academic societies.

Emerald Publishing Ltd

pp. 71-92

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Lillis, T., Magyar, A., Robinson-Pant, A.

(2012)

Mentoring writers towards international publication: a case study from one journal,

in Supporting research writing: roles and challenges in multilingual settings.

Chandos

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Magyar, A., Robinson-Pant, A.

(2011)

Internationalising doctoral research: developing theoretical perspectives on practice,

in Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice

17

(6)

pp. 663-677

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Maddox, B., Aikman, S., Rao, N., Robinson-Pant, A.

(2011)

Literacy inequalities and social justice,

in International Journal of Educational Development

31

(6)

pp. 577-579

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Magyar, A., Robinson-Pant, A.

(2011)

Special issue on university internationalisation - Towards transformative change in higher education. Internationalising doctoral research: Developing theoretical perspectives on practice,

in Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice

17

(6)

pp. 663-676

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Robinson-Pant, A.

(2010)

Changing discourses: literacy and development in Nepal,

in International Journal of Educational Development

30

(2)

pp. 136-144

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Cox, S., Dyer, C., Robinson-Pant, A., Schweisfurth, M.

(2010)

Children as Decision Makers in Education,

Continuum International Publishing Group

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Research

I conducted ethnographic research and policy-focused educational research in Nepal over several years, with a particular interest in literacy, gender and development. I have developed action research projects with children and teachers in Norfolk primary schools on participation and voice. I am currently conducting research with international students on their experiences in UK higher education.

Literacy and development

In the field of literacy and development, my published academic research has been intended to raise the profile of participatory and ethnographic research approaches in the international development policy arena. I was awarded the UNESCO International Award for Literacy Research in 1998 for my study on literacy and development in Nepal (Why eat green cucumber at the time of dying? Exploring the link between women's literacy and development, 2001, UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg – also published in French and Spanish). I have undertaken regular commissioned research and advisory roles for NGOs and international development agencies (particularly UNESCO) and have become interested in debates around the intersection of development and comparative education (including editing a special issue of Compare with an editorial overview of the methodological debates within and between these two fields). At UEA, I set up the Literacy and Development Group (LDG) in 2003 with colleagues from the School of International Development, to enhance research and teaching in this area. LDG has run an annual public seminar series on Education and Development, as well as hosting regular conferences: Literacies, identity and social change (2006), The schooling of literacies (2005), Developing gender equality in adult education (2004) and Making Literacy Count (2003). LDG aims to take forward theoretical debates on literacy and development through facilitating conversations across disciplinary boundaries and within a wider community of researchers through such conferences and linked publications (see Special Issues of Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 44/6, 2008, and International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 26/2, 2006). I am working for UNESCO on a research study on adult learning in Ethiopia, Egypt and Cambodia as Global Research Co-ordinator on the IFAD/UNESCO project ‘Learning knowledge and skills for agriculture and rural livelihoods’

Children’s participation in educational decision making

Aiming to bring my experience of participatory research on communicative practices in development into the UK context, I have co-directed action research projects with children and teachers in Norfolk primary schools on participation and voice (with Sue Cox). ‘Children Decide: Power, participation and purpose in the primary classroom’ involved children conducting action research with their class teachers on decision-making. This project built on findings from an action-oriented project on school councils: ‘Empowering Children through Visual Communication’. Both projects were CfBT-funded – research reports are available from d.corby@uea.ac.uk and on http://www.cfbt.com/research.aspx. Our ESRC seminar series on ‘Children as Decision Makers’ brought together educators, activists and researchers working in countries in the South and North to share and reflect on approaches to facilitating children’s participation in educational contexts: Cox, S., Dyer, C., Robinson-Pant, A. and M. Schweisfurth (2010) Children as Decision Makers in Education: Sharing Experiences Across Cultures, Continuum: London (edited volume).

Academic literacies and intercultural learning

Through my role as Editor of Compare: a journal of comparative education (from 2004-2010) and through my university teaching, I became interested in research on academic literacies, intercultural rhetoric, cross-cultural perspectives on learning and teaching and the geopolitics of academic publishing and knowledge production. As Compare Editor, I was particularly keen to find ways of overcoming the discursive and practical barriers faced by writers in the South. With funding from the British Association for International and Comparative Education, we established a mentoring programme for new contributors to Compare. After running this programme for three years, we evaluated the process in relation to academic literacies debates (see Lillis, Magyar and Robinson-Pant (2010)) and have developed a web-based version to reach those who could not attend a face-to-face workshop. As convenor of research methodology courses, I also conducted research with international research students on their academic experiences at UEA [see Cross-cultural Perspectives on Educational Research (October 2005) Open University Press, which won BMW Group Award for Intercultural Learning 2007 (Theory Category) ]. 

As with my research on literacy and development, I have taken a social practice lens to analyse academic literacies and educational research practices in the university context, with a view to enhancing supervision practice and developing a dialogic space for international students in particular. Through two UEA teaching fellowships (2005-6 with Nalini Boodhoo and 2008-9 with Anna Magyar), we developed materials based on research with doctoral students to facilitate discussion and critical reflection about intercultural learning within PhD courses (see DVD and manual: ‘International students: reflections on doctoral supervision’). This research has fed directly into professional development sessions for supervisors across the university. With funding from BAICE (British Association for International and Comparative Education), we set up a partnership between CARE and the Centre for Education and International Development at Cambridge University on ‘Internationalising Educational Research Cultures and Graduate Training’. The three workshops attended by UEA and Cambridge faculty and students in 2009/10 pointed to ways in which we can build a collaborative research culture between the two institutions, through future research, workshops and publications. I am currently conducting research for a UEA Teaching Fellowship with Anna Magyar on ‘Preparing for academic study in a second language: how can we improve the experience and engagement of international Masters students in the Faculty of Social Science?’

Funded research and engagement projects:

2012-13: Global Research Co-ordinator on IFAD/UNESCO project ‘Learning knowledge and skills for agriculture and rural livelihoods’ in Ethiopia, Egypt and Cambodia (UNESCO)
2012- 13: UEA Teaching Fellowship on ‘Preparing for academic study in a second language: how can we improve the experience and engagement of international Masters students in the Faculty of Social Science?’ (with Magyar)
2009: ‘Literacy Inequalities’ (British Academy conference grant, with Aikman, Maddox and Rao)
2009: ‘Internationalising educational research cultures and graduate training (BAICE funding, with Madeleine Arnot, CEID Cambridge)
2008: ‘Exploring the global dimension: a study of attitudes, values and understanding among teacher and pupils in four Cambridgeshire schools' (Camfed, with Cox, Watson and Yarker)
2008: Research paper for the Mid-term Review of UN Literacy Decade, published as part of: Literacy in the World Today, Paris, UNESCO [Report of the Director-General of UNESCO on the Implementation of the International Plan of Action for the United Nations Literacy Decade]
2008-9: UEA Teaching Fellowship on ‘Addressing the needs of first year international research students and their supervisors: an academic literacies approach' (with A. Magyar)
2007-10: Compare/BAICE Supporting new writers’ programme (funding from BAICE on annual basis: Lillis, Magyar and Robinson-Pant)
2006: ESRC seminar series on ‘Children as Decision Makers’ (with Sue Cox, Michele Schweisfurth (Birmingham University) and Caroline Dyer (University of Leeds)
2006: Follow-up grant for production of booklets about ‘Children Decide’ project for wider distribution to schools and educational policy makers in the UK (CfBT Education Trust, with S. Cox)
2005/6: UEA Teaching Fellowship on ‘Improving the experiences of international research students’ (with Nalini Boodhoo). 
2005: Improving the Quality of Education RPC Proposal Workshops Grant (DFID, with LDG)
2004–2006: ‘Children Decide: power, participation and purpose in the primary classroom’, Co-directed project with six primary schools (involving teachers and children as action researchers) in Norfolk (CfBT, with Sue Cox)
2005: Commissioned set of papers on ‘The Benefits of Literacy’ for the UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2006 (UNESCO)
2002–2003: ‘Empowering Children through Visual Communication’ research project on school councils in primary schools (CfBT, with S. Cox).
2003: Research Co-ordinator for series of case studies on NGO literacy programmes for indigenous groups in Malaysia, Nepal, India, Thailand and New Zealand (Asian and South Pacific Bureau for Adult Education)
2003: Writer of module on ‘Planning Research’ for distance learning materials (International Research Foundation for Open Learning, Cambridge/ Commonwealth of Learning) 
2003: Commissioned by UNESCO to write a policy briefing report on ‘Adult Education and Indigenous Peoples’ for presentation at the CONFINTEA Mid Term Review, Bangkok (with N. Rao)
2003: Commissioned paper on ‘Overview of learning programmes for literacy and vocational skills for women’ for Gender and Education for All: The Leap to Equality, UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2003/4 (UNESCO)
2002: Acted in advisory group to Department for International Development (DFID) Education Department on adult literacy strategies (Literacy for Livelihoods approach) particularly research implications
2002: Commissioned to write case studies (based on my previous literacy research in Nepal) for DFID website (DFID)
2002: Co-ordinated CARE input to the Learning and Skills Council Area Review (Learning and Skills Council, Norfolk)
2001-2002: Mentor for primary school teachers carrying out research under the DfES Best Practice Scholarships as part of LEARN initiative
2001: Researcher for ‘Change for the Better’ Project on people changing careers into teaching (TTA, PI Battersby)
2001: Researched and wrote campaign report for Y Care International, on skill training for young women and girls in the South, to be used as a basis for YMCA’s development activities and lobbying on vocational education (Y Care International)
2001: Provided training and input on planning, research and implementation of the DFID-funded Community Literacy Project Nepal

List of publications

Books

Cox, S., Dyer, C., Robinson-Pant, A. and M. Schweisfurth (2010) Children as Decision Makers in Education: Sharing Experiences Across Cultures, Continuum: London (edited volume)
Basu, K., Maddox, B. and A. Robinson-Pant (2009, eds) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literacy and Development, Routledge: London
Robinson-Pant, A. (2009) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literacy and Development, London, Routledge (edited volume with K. Basu and B. Maddox) 
Robinson-Pant, A. (2005) Cross-cultural perspectives on educational research, Open University Press: Buckingham, ISBN 0-335-21457-6, 208 pp [BMW Group Award for Intercultural Learning (theory category) in 2007]
Robinson-Pant, A. (2004) (edited) Women, Literacy and Development: alternative perspectives, Routledge: London, ISBN 0-415-32239-1, 259 pp 
Robinson-Pant, A (2001) Why eat green cucumber at the time of dying? Exploring the link between women’s literacy and development: a Nepal perspective, UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, ISBN 92 820 1107-0, 198 pp. Winner of the UNESCO International Award for Literacy Research, and now published in French and Spanish. Available at: www.unesco.org/education/uie/pdf/robinson-pant

Chapter in a book

Lillis, T., Magyar, A. and A. Robinson-Pant (2012) Mentoring writers towards international publication: a case study from one journal, in Pattern, I. & V. Matarese, Supporting research writing: roles and challenges in multilingual settings, Chandos
Robinson-Pant, A. and B. Street (2012) Students’ and tutors’ understanding of ‘new’ academic literacy practices, in Castello, M. and C. Donahue (2012) (Eds) University writing: selves and texts in academic societies, in G. Rijlaarsdam (series ed.) Volume Series in Writing, London: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. pp 71-92
Robinson-Pant, A. (2010) ‘Internationalisation of higher education: challenges for the doctoral supervisor’ in Thomson, P. and M. Walker (eds) The Routledge Doctoral Supervisor’s Companion: Supporting effective research in education and the social sciences, Routledge, London
Cox, S. and Robinson-Pant, A. (2010) ‘Children as researchers: a question of risk?’, in Cox et al (ed) Children as Decision Makers in Education, London, Continuum, pp 143-152
Robinson-Pant, A. (2009) '"Why literacy matters": exploring a policy perspective on literacy, identity and social change', in Basu, K., Maddox, B. and Robinson-Pant, A. (eds) Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literacy and Development, Routledge, London 
Robinson-Pant, A. (2008) ‘Women, Literacy and Development', in Hornberger, N. (ed), The Encyclopaedia of Language and Education, Vol 2 Literacy (2nd Edition), Springer, Heidelburg, ISBN-13: 978-0-387-32875-1 
Robinson-Pant, A. (2007) ‘Literacy’, in B. Banks (ed), The Encyclopaedia of Gender and Education, Vol 1, Praeger Publishers, Westport/London, ISBN-13: 978-0-313-33343-9
Cox, S. and Robinson-Pant, A. (2004) ‘Communication practices in primary school councils’, in Street, B. (ed.), Literacy across educational contexts, Caslon Press, Philadelphia, ISBN 0-9727507-2-X, pp 43 -64
Robinson-Pant, A. (2004) ‘Introduction’, in Robinson-Pant, A. (ed), Women, Literacy and Development: alternative perspectives, Routledge, London, ISBN 0-415-32239-1, pp 1 - 14
Robinson-Pant, A. (2004) ‘‘The Illiterate Woman”: Changing approaches to researching women’s literacy’, in Robinson-Pant, A. (ed), Women, Literacy and Development: alternative perspectives, Routledge, London, ISBN 0-415-32239-1, pp 15 - 35
Robinson-Pant, A. (2001) ‘Women's literacy and health: can an ethnographic researcher find the links?’ in Street, B.V. (ed.), Literacy and Development: Ethnographic Perspectives, Routledge, London, ISBN 0415234506 (hbk) & 0415234514 (pbk), pp 152-170 [shortlisted for the BAAL book prize 2001]
Robinson-Pant, A. (1990) ‘Development’, in Reed, D. (ed.) Nepal: The Rough Guide, Harrap-Columbus, Kent, ISBN 0-7471-0256-2, pp 294 – 301

Refereed Journal Articles

Magyar, A. and A. Robinson-Pant (2011) Internationalising doctoral research: developing theoretical perspectives on practice, Teachers and Teaching: theory and practice, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp 663-677
Maddox, B., Aikman, S., Rao, N. and A. Robinson-Pant (2011) Literacy inequalities and social justice, editorial introduction and special issue of International Journal of Educational Development Vol 31, pp 577-79
Evans, K. and Robinson-Pant, A. (2010) Compare: exploring a forty year journey through comparative education and international development, Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, Vol. 40/6
Lillis, T., Magyar, A. and Robinson-Pant, A. (2010) An international journal’s attempts to address inequalities in academic publishing’ Compare: a journal of comparative and international education, Vol. 40/6
Robinson-Pant, A. (2010) Changing discourses: literacy and development in Nepal’, International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 30 (2) March, pp 136-144
Robinson-Pant, A. (2009) ‘Changing Academies: exploring international PhD students’ perspectives on ‘host’ and ‘home’ universities’, Higher Education Research and Development, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp 417 - 429
Cox, S. and Robinson-Pant, A. (2008) ‘Power, participation and decision making in the primary classroom: children as action researchers', Educational Action Research, 16: 4, December
Basu, K., Maddox, B. and Robinson-Pant, A (2008) ‘Interdisciplinary approaches to literacy and development: a review of the field', Introduction to Special Issue of Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 44, No. 6 July
Robinson-Pant, A (2008) ‘"Why literacy matters": exploring a policy perspective on literacy, identity and social change', Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 44, No. 6 July
Cox, S. and Robinson-Pant, A (2006) ‘Enhancing participation in primary school and class councils through visual communication’, Cambridge Journal of Education, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp 515-532 
Rao, N. and Robinson-Pant, A (2006) ‘Editorial’, Special Issue of International Journal of Educational Development on ‘Gender Equality in Adult Education’, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp 135 - 140 
Rao, N. and Robinson-Pant, A (2006) ‘Adult education and indigenous people: addressing gender in policy and practice’, International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp 209 – 224
Cox, S. and Robinson-Pant, A (2005) ‘Challenging perceptions of school councils in the primary school’, Education 3 to 13, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp14 - 20 
Robinson-Pant, A (2004) ‘Education for women: whose values count?’ Gender and Education, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp 473 -491
Priyadharshini, E. and Robinson-Pant, A (2003) ‘The Attractions of Teaching: an investigation into the phenomenon of career changing’, Journal of Education for Teaching Vol. 29, No.2, July 2003, pp 96-112
Robinson-Pant, A (2001) ‘Development as discourse: what relevance to education?’ Compare, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp 311 – 328
Robinson-Pant, A (2000) ‘Women and literacy: a Nepal Perspective’, International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 20, pp 349 – 364
Robinson-Pant, A (1997) ‘PRA and Gender: an overview’ in Joekes, S. (ed.), Journal of International Development, Vol. 8, No. 5, pp 697 – 727
Robinson-Pant, A (1996) ‘Literacy and Language: reflections on my own experiences in Nepal’, Adult Education and Development 47, Institute for International Co-operation of the German Adult Education Association
Robinson-Pant, A (1996) ‘PRA: A New Literacy?’ Journal of International Development, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp 531-551
Published research reports
2010 ‘International students: reflections on PhD supervision’ (with Magyar, DVD and resource manual available from: Libby.Allen@uea.ac.uk)
2008 ‘Exploring the global dimension: a study of attitudes, values and understanding among teacher and pupils in four Cambridgeshire schools' (Camfed, with Cox, Watson and Yarker)
2008 Research paper for the Mid-term Review of UN Literacy Decade, published as part of: Literacy in the World Today, Paris, UNESCO [Report of the Director-General of UNESCO on the Implementation of the International Plan of Action for the United Nations Literacy Decade]
2008 UEA Teaching Fellowship on ‘Addressing the needs of first year international research students and their supervisors: an academic literacies approach' (with A. Magyar)
2006 ‘Children Decide: power, participation and purpose in the primary classroom’, CfBT Education Trust/UEA
2005 ‘The Social Benefits of Literacy’, background paper for UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2006, Literacy for Life, available on: http://www.efareport.unesco.org 
2005 ‘Can we transfer new ideas and approaches without falling into the trap of recipe paradigm?’ in Barton, D. and Papen, U. (eds), Linking literacy and numeracy programmes in developing countries and the UK, Literacy Research Centre, University of Lancaster (peer reviewed)
2003 (Editor) Set of five case studies on adult education and indigenous peoples (from India, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand and Burma) in the ‘Learning Beyond Boundaries’ series, Asian and South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE, Mumbai), available from: aspbae@vsnl.com
2003 ‘Empowering Children Through Visual Communication’, CfBT/ UEA, ISBN: 0-9539983-7-1 
2001 (with Esther Priyadharshini) ‘Change for the Better’, Teacher Training Agency 
2001 ‘Young Women: Learning to Earn’, Research report on gender and skills training, Y Care International, London
2000 (Editor) Gender sensitive editing’, Manual published by the Working Group on Books and Learning Materials, Association for the Development of Education in Africa, DFID 
1999 ‘Re-defining Post-literacy in a Changing World’ (Ed. Rogers, A.), Education Research Serial No. 29, DFID, London
1999 ‘Target: Learning to Earn’, Research report on vocational education and skills training, Y Care International, London
1995 ‘Literacy in Nepal: looking through the literature’, Education for Development Occasional Papers Series 1, No. 1, Reading
1993 Situational Analysis of Women and Children in Nepal: Contributor to section on ‘Education’, UNICEF Nepal, Kathmandu

Book Reviews

Forthcoming 2013: ‘Student mobilities, migration and the internationalisation of higher education’, Rachel Brooks and Johanna Waters, 2011, Palgrave Macmillan, Compare
Forthcoming 2013: ‘Research Methodologies in the South’, Anjum Halai and Dylan Wiliam (eds), 2011, Oxford University Press, Compare
2012 ‘Patrons of Women: literacy projects and gender development in rural Nepal’, Esther Hertzog, 2011, Berghahn Books, New York and Oxford, ANTHROPOS journal September 2012
2008 'Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies' (Pahl, K. and Rowsell, J.), International Journal of Educational Development
2008 'Narrative Research on Learning: comparative and international perspectives' (Trahar, S.) International Journal of Educational Development
2007 'Literacy for Life: Unesco Global Monitoring Report on Education for All 2006', Educational Review
2006 ‘A Space of Her Own: personal narratives of twelve women’ (Gulati, L. and Bagchi, J.), Journal of South Asian Development,Vol 1, No. 2, pp 285-287
2004 ‘Learning for life in the 21st. century’ (Wells, G. and Claxton, G.), International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 24, pp 764 – 769
2004 ‘Language and minority rights: ethnicity, nationalism and the politics of language’ (May, S.) International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 24
2004 ‘Language, literacy and education: a reader’ (Goodman, S. et al), International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 24
2004 ‘Community participation and empowerment in primary education’ (Govinda, R. and Diwan, R.), International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 24, pp 459 - 461
2004 ‘Practising Gender Analysis in Education’ (Leach, F.), International Journal of Educational Development, 
2003 ‘Rethinking Adult literacy’ (Rogers, A.), Written Language and Literacy, Vol. 6, No.2
2003 ‘The give and take of writing: scribes, literacy and everyday life’ (Mace, J.), International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 23, pp 701- 703
2002 ‘Development with a human face: experiences in social achievement and economic growth’ (Mehrotra, S. and Jolly, R.), International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 22, pp 96 – 98
2002 ‘Gender, literacy and life chances in Sub-Saharan Africa’ (Egbo, B.), International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 22, pp 98 – 99
2001 ‘Invitations to Love: Literacy, Love Letters and Social Change in Nepal’ (Ahearn, L.) International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 22, pp 556 – 558
2001 ‘Women as learners: the significance of gender in adult learning’ (Hayes, E. et al), International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 21, pp 471-472

Teaching Interests

I am course director and teach on the MA Adult literacy, lifelong learning and development: international perspectives. I also contribute sessions on research methods, gender and education and international educational policy on the full-time MA in Education. I contribute to the BA Educational Studies course, supervising third year dissertations and teaching the first year module, ‘Practices and perspectives shaping education around the world’. I regularly run sessions for doctoral students on participatory research approaches, ethnography, researching across languages and cultures, and academic literacies - as part of the Faculty Advanced Doctoral Training and Personal and Professional Development programmes and the School of Education and Lifelong Learning’s EdD course. I have supervised and examined many doctoral students in the areas of international education, ethnography, gender and education and adult literacy. I contribute to University induction sessions for doctoral students and staff development initiatives, particularly in areas related to the internationalisation of higher education (see Teaching Fellowship projects listed under research activity).