Research Students

 

Current Doctoral Research Students' Profiles

Click on the names for more details:

Isabelle Adams

E-mail: iadams@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Room Number: E0.05 (Research House)

Research Interests:

  • Secondary language teaching and learning
  • The role of technology in language teaching
  • Modern Foreign Language learning in Wales

Projects

A follow up review of the Cardiff Local Authority Literacy Strategy (2015-2016).
Funding: Welsh Government
Role: Research Assistant

Primary PGCE trainee teachers' perceived competence and confidence to teach physical education (2016).
Funding: Sport Wales
Role: Research Assistant

An exercise to secure practitioners' views on the draft Digital Competence Framework (2016).
Funding: Welsh Government
Role: Research Assistant

An evaluation of the implementation of the Digital Competence Framework in Cardiff Schools (2016-2017).
Funding: Cardiff Council.
Role: Research Assistant

An evaluation of the impact of the professional learning programme – on pedagogy and practice for participants in it (2017).
Funding: EAS
Role: Research Assistant

An analysis of the factors impacting on achievement of more able learners from disadvantaged homes and communities (2017).
Funding: EAS
Role: Research Assistant

iTILT (Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies2) (2017)
Funding: ERASMUS+
Role: Research Assistant

Profile

Following a career in the commercial side of heavy industry, Isabelle is currently working as a part-time research assistant on the iTilt2 project and on a series of smaller education based projects. Alongside this funded research and following completion of a PGCE in Secondary MFL at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Isabelle began her part-time PhD in 2016, focusing on the role of technologies in language teaching.

Expertise

Teaching languages in industry

Richie Copeland

Richie CopelandE-mail: ricopeland@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Room Number: E0.05 (Research House)

Research Groups:
• Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing Theory
  • Postcolonial Wales
  • Cardiff History
  • Welsh Writing in English Literature
  • Specific Learning Difficulties in HE

Publications

Books / book chapters
Richie is due to have his first short story, Distant Voices, published as a part of Cardiff Metropolitan University's 'Metropolitan' collection next year. The piece is a part of his PhD thesis.

Conference papers
Richie will be presenting a paper on Poetics, as a method of Creative Writing research, at Cardiff Metropolitan's conference for Creative Writing next year.

Projects

Richie is currently studying full time PhD in Creative Writing, exploring Post-Colonial concepts of identity in 21st Century Cardiff. The thesis is split between a creative piece of interlinked short stories, titled TransPlant, and a critical component.

Profile

Richie Copeland was born in Caerphilly, Wales. He studied his BA Hons English and MA Hons Creative Writing at the University of Wales Lampeter, where he discovered a passion for writing. He has subsequently achieved his PGCE (PCET) from Cardiff University, and has subsequently taught English for Essential Skills, GCSE, A Level and Undergraduate. He is currently studying his PhD in Creative Writing, and lectures Writing Poetry at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He can often be found in a dark room, armed with coffee, where he will be writing frantically.

Sarah Dauncey

E-mail: sadauncey@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone: 029 2020 1598
Room Number: E0.05 (Research House)

Research Interests:

  • Risk perception
  • Outdoor Learning

Sarah Dauncey is a full-time PhD student (Academic Associate) in the School of Education. Sarah has gained a first class degree in Education and Early Childhood Studies. Her research focus is on early year practitioners' perceptions of risk and its impact upon pedagogy.

Kirsty James

Kirsty jamesE-mail: kijames@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Room Number: E0.05 (Research House)

Research Groups:
Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing
  • Rhizomatic research
  • Economic recession
  • Mental health
  • Male inexpressivity
  • Masculinity
  • City writing
  • Abjection

Publications

An extract from Kirsty's thesis, In My Hand, has been published in Cardiff Metropolitan's Creative Writing Anthology (2015).

Projects

Kirsty is currently a full-time PhD student in Creative Writing. She is using the concept of the rhizome to explore the impact of the economic recession on mental health. Her thesis consists of two parts, the first of which is a novel set in her hometown of Newport, Wales and follows the physical and mental decline of a heroin addict. The second part is a critical commentary that reflects on the construction of male inexpressivity in her own writing and that of other fiction writers.

Profile

Kirsty has aspired to be a writer since childhood. Her favourite book, One Hundred Yearsof Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, was a gift from her high school English teacher. She loves writing in pencil, reading in bed with a Strongbow and finding inspiration in the strangest of places.

Expertise:

MA Creative Writing (Cardiff Metropolitan University, 2014).

BA (Hons) English Studies with Film Studies (University of Glamorgan, 2010).

Further Information:

Kirsty is on campus every Monday, Wednesday and most weekends.

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeff LewisE-mail: jlewis@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Room Number: T0.18

Research Groups:
Pedagogy and Andragogy Research Group (PARG)

Memberships: National Teaching Fellow, SFHEA, Fellow Orthodontic Technicians Association (UK), Registrant General Dental Council

Research Interests:

  • Flexible Distributed Learning
  • Learning Technologies
  • Distance Learning
  • Reflection
  • CAD/CAM/AM

Publications

Books / book chapters

Lewis J 2016 Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A reduced attendance model of delivery that engages remote learners in the workplace. Libri Publishing Ltd. London

Jack K and Lewis J 2017 Further Innovations in Higher Education. Chapter: Creative reflections: thoughts from two programmes. Libri Publishing Ltd, Oxford (In Press)

Peer refereed journals

Lewis Jeffrey 2012 Web-based videoconferencing to promote flexible learning opportunities in Dental Technology. (Case Study CM9) Future Directions for Higher Education in Wales: Learning for employment. Higher Education Academy.

McLinden M 2013 Flexible pedagogies: part-time learners and learning in higher education - case studies. A flexible pathway for dental technicians learning through distance education. Higher Education Academy http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/flexible-learning/flexiblepedagogies/ptlearners/main_report

Lewis J 2015 Learning in and for the workplace - technologies that deliver Practice and Evidence of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Vol. 9, No. 1, Special Issue from Future Directions Wales Conference, January 2015 pp.54-66 http://community.dur.ac.uk/pestlhe.learning/index.php/pestlhe/article/view/179/273

AL Mortadi N, Lewis J Dimensional Stability of Orthodontic Bands Used To Fabricate Band And Loop Space Maintainers (BLSM) (submitted for review 2016)

Professional / non-refereed publications

Lewis J 2013 Flexible Pedagogies: Preparing for the Future. Case study on part time learners in Cardiff Metropolitan University's Unit for Dental Technology. Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cornelius S, Gordon C and Schyma J 2014 Live Online Learning: Strategies or the web conferencing classroom Palgrave MacMillan (Acknowledged for input)

Conference papers

Delivery to the workplace- an easy solution to a common problem?" World Association for Continued Education, Vancouver June 2009

"Delivery to learners in the workplace" Poster Presentation to Association for Dental Educators Europe, Helsinki August 2009

"Reducing attendance needs by increasing access to learning materials from the workplace" Gregynog, GWELLA project, 2008 -2010

"Presentation of project findings." JISC Steering group meeting, UWIC, Dec 2009

"Web based video conferencing to deliver learning material to the workplace" SOLSTICE Learning and Teaching Conference, Edgehill, June 2010

"Lessons from a JISC TEL WfD project" HEA Assembly, UWIC, Jan 2011

"Wheres the 'b'ling in Learning? Discovering UWICs jewels" HEA event, Newtown, April, 2011

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"The delivery of learning material and engagement of students and staff in the workplace"

HEA Seminar Series, Trinity St Davids, Carmarthen Dec 2011

"The use of video-conferencing to deliver lectures and practical demonstrations to learners at remote educational sites". Association for Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester 2011

"Black Bored? Not us. Use of media to enhance learning", BlackBoard Learning and Teaching Conference, Belgium April 2012

"Using assistive technology as a vehicle to enable disabled learners in HE" at SOLSTICE Learning and Teaching Conference, Edgehill May 2012

"Learning about work, for work, in work. Not a university in sight." JISC Summer Series event, Cardiff June 2012

"e-PDPs and DCPs for CPD with the GDC" British Orthodontic Conference, Sept 2012

"Innovative delivery of learning material to students in the workplace using new technologies." Global Universities in Distance Education Conference, Athens Oct 2013

QAA Future Directions Conference. Glamorgan Conference Centre, Nov 2013

"Learning in and for the workplace" HEA Aberystwyth April 2014

"Stretching your practice. How flexible can you be?" HEA Workshop Cardiff Metropolitan University February 2016

"You won't learn if you're not here- or will you?" HEA Health and Social Care Conference, Glasgow February 2016

"CPD and online course design" CSHS, Cardiff Met, July 2016

Projects

Department of Health £16k award for piloting South West England training scheme for Dental Technology.

Profile

As Head of the Dental Technology teaching team, I introduced an innovative delivery method that utilised videoconferencing to deliver programmes to geographically remote learners. This development also introduced the use of e-portfolios that involved work-based mentors, helping to bridge the gap between employers and academics. I worked within the University's Learning and Teaching Development Unit for 2 years on a secondment (0.4fte) where I advised staff on the pedagogy and use of technology to enhance student learning. I have developed close ties with the Wales Dental Deanery and have worked with them to deliver, in a unique way, continual professional development across Wales to dental care professionals.

Expertise:

Delivered several workshops to school regarding the process and practicalities of creating online learning material for CPD courses.

Organised Enterprise symposium for School on developing online learning material.

Investigating the use of alternative, more creative assessment methods to encourage engagement in reflection.

Selina Philpin

E-mail: sephilpin@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Room Number: E0.05 (Research

House)

Research Groups:
Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Memberships:

  • BAVS (British Association of Victorian Studies)
  • ASLE-UKI (association for the Study of Literature and Environment - UK & Ireland)

Research Interests:

  • Victorian Studies
  • Ecocriticism
  • Literature and the Environment
  • Gender Studies
  • British Romanticism

Publications

Conference papers

Philpin, S. (2013) ''Reading the Thames': Constructing the Rural and the Urban via the "middle-class Englishwoman" and the "decidedly vulgar" Victorian Female in George Bernard Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession' in Uneasy Neighbours?: Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century, at Southampton University, 20 September 2013.

Profile

Selina Philpin began her PhD at Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2012, having completed her MA English and BA (Hons) English and Popular Culture at the same institution. Selina's research considers representations of the River Thames within late Victorian literature from an ecocritical perspective.

She is currently an Associate Tutor within the School of Education's Department of Humanities. Alongside her role at Cardiff Metropolitan, Selina is an English Lecturer at Neath Port Talbot College Group in Brecon, where she teaches on the BA (Hons) English and History degree programme, franchised through Glyndŵr University.

Ruby Price

Ruby PriceE-mail: rprice@cardiffmet.ac.uk
Telephone: 029 2020 1596
Room Number: E0.05 (Research House)

Research Groups:
Education and Social Research Group (ESRG)

Memberships:
BESA

Research Interests:

  • Interactive technologies in education
  • Early years
  • Play pedagogy
  • Outdoor learning

Projects

iTILT (Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies) 2014-2017
Funding: ERASMUS+
Role: Research Assistant

IoST (Internet of School Things Evaluation)
Role: Research Assistant

Profile

Having received first class honours on completion of her Education and Early Childhood BA at Cardiff Met, Ruby has taken on the role of research assistant on the second iTILT project, as well as a research role on the IoST evaluation. Alongside this funded research, she is working on a part-time PhD, focusing on the uses of mobile technologies in early years play.

Previous Doctoral Research Students

PhD

2016

​Lucy Windridge

​Within the Folds: How Biomedical Science is redefining Traditional Concepts of Parenthood and Parenting

​2016​PhD

2015

​Badriah Al Kandari

Factors Affecting Acceptance and Students' Intention in the Use of E-learning Systems at Kuwait University, Based on the Perceptions of Female Students: Implementation of a Technology Acceptance Model in E-Learning Environments

​2015​PhD
​Badriah Al Kandari

Factors Affecting Acceptance and Students' Intention in the Use of E-learning Systems at Kuwait University, Based on the Perceptions of Female Students: Implementation of a Technology Acceptance Model in E-Learning Environments

​2015​PhD
​Emily Garside

Angels at the National and Bohemians in the West End: Transposing & Reviving American dramatic depictions of AIDS to the British stage in Angels in America & Rent

​2015​PhD
​Andrew Higgins

The genesis of Tolkien's mythology

​2015​PhD
​Sheladevi Nair ​The Experiences of Parents and Carers of Minority Ethnic Pupils, Statemented with Autism, within Special and Mainstream Schools in South Wales​2015​PhD
Gabriel Roberts

​Socio-linguistic challenges facing displaced medical professionals

​2015​PhD

2014

​Eid Al Harbi

A Study on the Use of ICT in Teaching in Secondary Schools in Kuwait

​2014​PhD
​James Farror

Anglo-American Relations and the Demise Of Detente, 1977-79

​2014​PhD
Kieran Hodgkin

School, Physical Education and the Primary-Secondary transition

​2014​PhD
​Alyya Meerza

The Application of TAM model for the Investigation Of Students' Attitudes towards ICT, and Factors which Influence  Students' ICT Use In Learning in HE in Kuwait

​2014​PhD

2013

​Clare Elmy Glennan

The Motivations For And The Barriers To Adult Learners' (aged 30 plus) Participation In Higher Education Institutions In South Wales

​2013​PhD

2012

​Hamzeh Al Assaf

ICT in Teaching Undergraduate Science and Humanities Courses at Jordanian Public Universities: an Exploration of Lecturer Attitudes and Pedagogic Beliefs

​2012​PhD

2010

​Michael Gaotlhobogwe

Attitudes and perceptions of Design Technology students towards the subject: A case of five junior secondary schools in Botswana

​2010​PhD

2009

​Adulkader Abdulkader

A sociolinguistic study of postgraduate students' perceptions of using English for Academic Purposes

​2009​PhD
​Magdeline Chilalu Mannathoko

Interpreting the new lower primary art and craft component of the Creative and Performing Arts, the Botswana national curriculum: Case studies of four primary schools in the South Central and Central north region. An Illuminative evaluation.

​2009​PhD
​David Martin Rawle

Perceptions of Sprituality and Spiritual Development in Education held by Teachers and Students on ITET courses

​2009​PhD

2007

​Howell Moses

​Local Government And Governance In Gwent, 1972-96, with Special Reference To School Education

​2007​PhD

2006

​Jaqueline Harrett

Young children's responses to storytelling and story reading: an investigation in language and imagination

​2006​PhD
​Ruth Wright

Music as pedagogic discourse: an ethnographic case study on one Year 9 class of pupils and their music teacher in one South Wales secondary school

​2006​PhD

2003

​Zahida Hafiz

​An investigation of the use of children's literature in Key Stage One teaching in Cardiff with specific reference to its possible use in Malaysian Primary English language classes

​2003​PhD

2002

​Margaret Griffiths

A New partnership model of teacher education

​2002​PhD

EdD

2015

​Gill Jones

Enterprise: The Academic's Challenge

​2015​EdD

2014

​Catherine O'Hara

To Teach or not to Teach: A Study of Dyslexia in Teacher Education

​2014​EdD

2013

​Susan Allan

A Framework For Observing, Understanding And Developing Learning Dispositions In The Early Years: The Implications For Learning And Teaching At An Integrated Learning Centre

​2013​EdD
​Mary Carter

What's To Enjoy About Herding Cats? –The Experiences Of Middle Level Academic Managers In Higher Education During Times Of Institutional Change

​2013​EdD
​Heather Duncan

The SENCO Role: Support, Training And Development Needs

​2013​EdD
​David Vittle Thomas

An Examination of Reiteration in a Rural Welsh Local Authority Setting from Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) to Mainstream Education

​2013​EdD

2012

​Martin Cook

An Analysis Of The Effects Upon Teaching And Learning When Adopting The Principles And Practices Of Assessment For Learning (AFL) Within a Higher Education (HE) Context

​2012​EdD
Susan Davis

Examining the Implementation of an emotional Literacy programme on the pedagogy and reflective practice of trainee teachers

​2012​EdD

2011

​Peter Redding

Study Skills - An investigation into the mechanisms of integration within and external to the curriculum

​2011​EdD

2009

Jill Llewellyn-Williams

Reactivation of Lost Language Skills: An Investigation Into The Most Effective Ways Of Facilitating The Return Of Previously Learnt Language Skills In The Context Of The PGCE  MFL  Programme And ITET Students' Professional Learning

​2009​EdD