Research Students

 

Current Doctoral Research Students' Profiles

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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
 

Expertise

Teaching languages in industry

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.

 

Luke Baugher

 E-mail: J.Baugher@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk 

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

Research Interests:

  • Tolkien Studies
  • Reception Studies
  • Medievalism
  • Children's Literature

 Publications

Conference papers
 
Baugher, L. (2017) ‘Grendel and the Celtic Feral Child Motif’, Southeastern Medieval Association: Annual Conference. Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC, 16-18 November.

Baugher, L. (2017) ‘Religion: A Gothic Institution with Anti-Gothic Tendencies’, Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 8 April.

Baugher, L. (2017) ‘I Want a Child: The Parallel Streams of Trauma in The Return of the Soldier’, Tennessee Philological Association: Annual Conference. Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City, TN, 23-25 February.

Baugher, L. (2017) ‘Impact of Modern Analysis on Beowulf via Celtic Folktales’, Appalachian Pre-modernists. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 17 February.

Baugher, L. (2016) ‘Strange Women Lying in Ponds: Echoes of the Water-Hag Trope in The Lady of The Lake and Grendel's Mother’, Southeastern Medieval Association: Annual Conference. Knoxville, TN, 6-8 October.

Baugher, L. (2016) ‘Tolkien's Beowulf: A Translation and a Commentary as a Teaching Text’, 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, 12-15 May.

Baugher, L. (2016) ‘Crime and Anima: A Jungian Approach to Sófya in Dostoevsky's Psychological Novel’, Southern Appalachian Student Conference on Literature. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, 9 April.

Baugher, L. (2016) ‘“Sle us both at ones er ye wende”: A Tripartite Psychoanalytical Approach to Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde’, Tennessee Philological Association: Annual Conference. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN, 25-27 November.

Baugher, L. (2015) ‘Pippin Through the Eyes of a Reference Writer: Examining the Portrayal of a The Lord of the Rings Character Within Crowd-Sourced Reference Websites’, Methods of Research Graduate Student Conference. East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, November.

Baugher, L. (2014) ‘Spiritual Criticism's Back Again: The Archetype of the Christ Figure in The Lord of the Rings.’ Mythcon 45. Wheaton College, Norton, MA, 8-11 August.

Expertise

Recent activity includes:
MA in English Literature (East Tennessee State University, 2017)
Areas of Emphasis: Medieval Literature, Restoration Literature, 19th Century Russian Literature.

Profile

Luke Baugher is a part-time PhD student in the School of Education, focusing on the reception of J.R.R. Tolkien’s work by young readers. In addition to his role at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Luke serves as an adjunct professor at both East Tennessee State University and Northeast State Community College. He recently received East Tennessee State University’s Allen Award for Outstanding Graduate student and currently serves as the Assistant Technical editor of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies.

 

Aslı Bülbül Candaş

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

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

Memberships:

The Tolkien Society, Cardiff Metropolitan Drama Society

Research Interests:

  • Mythopoeia
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Fantasy

Publications

Peer refereed journals
“The Common Humane Sharing in Different Mythologies of The Lord of the Rings and 1984,” İstanbul Aydın University Journal (İAÜD)

Conference  papers
“Laputa – The Dreamworld Awakening from Sleep”, International Graduate Conference, Hacettepe University, Ankara, 2016
“The Unique Space and Time Perception in Wuthering Heights”, 26th Conference on British and American Studies, The West University of Timişoara, Romania, 2016
“Being on the Road To the Lighthouse as a Pathfinder”, The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Akdeniz University, Antalya, 2016
“The Elven Perspective of Life, Death and Immortality, and Its Influence on Humanity”, The Tolkien Society Seminar, The Tolkien Society, Leeds, 2016

Projects

Taş Private Elementary School PYP Translator in the International Baccalaureate project, 2017
The Witelon State University of Applied Sciences in Legnica, Poland, ERASMUS Teaching Mobility, 2016.

Profile

Asli graduated from İstanbul University English Language and Literature Department in 2009. She completed her master's degree at the same department in İstanbul Aydın University in 2016. Her MA thesis was about the influence of history and culture on humanity in the light of The Lord of the Rings. Asli started a PhD in Humanities at Cardiff Metropolitan University in September 2017. Asli's research degree proposal is about the idea of perfection and its relationship with space, time, fate and free will in Tolkien’s constructed cosmology.

 

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.

Samuel Mark Harrison

E-mail: SMHarrison@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Room Number: E0.05 (Research House)

Research Groups:
Pedagogy and Andragogy Research Group (PARG)

Research Interests:

  • Reflective Practice in Sport Coaching and Education
  • Sports Coach Development and Learning
  • Experiential Learning in Sport Coaching
  • The Sociology of Sport Coaching
  • Facilitating Reflective Learning Through Mentoring and Coaching
  • Empowerment
  • Discourse in Sport and Education
  • Pedagogical, Sociological and Cultural Foundation of Sport Coaching

 

Profile

Samuel Harrison was born in Hereford, England and is 1st Class Honours Educational Studies and Sport and Physical Activity graduate. Samuel is a current part-time PhD researcher at Cardiff Metropolitan University specialising in the Reflective Practices of Sports Coaches and Educational Practitioners. He is also an Academic Associate Tutor in Primary Education and Early Childhood Studies with teaching experience in Learning Through ICT in Compulsory Education, Skills for Success and Professional Skills. Samuel is also Cardiff Met FC Reserves head coach, Academic Associate Ethics Committee Representative for Cardiff School of Education and a Teaching Assistant for Cardiff Council.

Expertise:

Ex-Hereford United FC Youth and Reserves team player.
Hereford United FC Community Football Officer 2009-2014.
The Hereford Academy Specialist School in Sport and Science and Level 3 Teaching Assistant.
Academic Associate Tutor in Primary Education and Early Childhood Studies.
Cardiff Metropolitan University Research Symposium Poster and 3 minute-Thesis.

Further Information:

Cardiff Metropolitan University Sport Awards: Contribution to Community Sport 2015
Recognising Teaching Excellence: Student-Led Teaching Fellowship Nomination 2017
Preparing to Teach in Post Compulsory Education (PCET) 1st Class

Gemma Iqbal

E-mail: G.Iqbal@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk
Room Number: E0.05 - Research House, Cyncoed Campus.
Research Groups: Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Memberships:

AWP – Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Research Interests:
  • Social spaces – heterotopia, third space, simulacrum
  • Psychogeography
  • The fiction of Haruki Murakami
  • Posthumanism – the development of the city         

Projects:

Gemma is currently working on a full-time PhD looking at the fiction of Haruki Murakami through the lens of spacial theory, with particular focus on Foucault’s heterotopia. Her thesis will also explore the concept of the city as a living organism, analysing its portrayal in Murakami in line with posthuman theory.

Profile:

Gemma graduated in July 2017 with a MA in Creative Writing & English Literature from Cardiff Metropolitan and is now working full-time on her PhD. Gemma taught an adult learning creative writing class for the local authority and has taught the Cardiff Mets summer creative writing course alongside Joanne Meek

Publications:

Books/ book chapters:
Justification published in Cardiff Metropolitan Student newspaper ‘Retro’ (2016)
It Should be Perfect in Cardiff Metropolitan’s anthology volume 3 (2017)

 

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.

Kristine Ainsworth Swank

E-mail: K.Swank2@outlook.cardiffmet.ac.uk 
Research Groups:
• Arts and Humanities Research Group (AHRG)

Memberships:
• Tolkien @ Kalamazoo
• Tales After Tolkien Society
• The Mythopoeic Society

Research Interests:
• Tolkien Studies
• Medievalism
• Mythology
• Fantasy Literature Studies

Publications

Peer refereed journals:
“The Irish Otherworld Voyage of Roverandom,” Tolkien Studies 12 (2015), 31-57.
“The Hobbit and the Father Christmas Letters,” Mythlore 32.1 (Fall/Winter 2013), 127-144.
“Tom Bombadil’s Last Song: Tolkien’s ‘Once Upon A Time,’” Tolkien Studies 10 (2013), 185-197.

Books/ book chapters:

“‘A Recognizable Irish Strain in Tolkien's Work,’” A Wilderness of Dragons: Essays in Honor of Verlyn Flieger. Ed. John D. Rateliff. Gabbro Head, [forthcoming Winter 2018].
“‘I shall take no wife’: Celibate Societies in Westeros and Western Civilization,” Game of Thrones Versus History: Written in Blood. Ed. Brian A. Pavlac. Wiley, 2017: 209-223.
“Fairy-Stories that Fueled The Hobbit,” Critical Insights: The Hobbit. Ed. Stephen W. Potts. Salem Press, 2016: 115-129.
“The Hobbit and the Father Christmas Letters,” Rpt. in Bloom’s Critical Studies: The Hobbit. Ed. Harold Bloom. Chelsea House, 2016: e-book.
“Harry Potter as Dystopian Literature.” Harry Potter for Nerds II. Eds. Travis Prinzi & Kathryn McDaniel. Zossima Press, 2015: 157-173.
“The Arabian Nights in Twenty-first Century Fantasy Fiction and Film,” Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones. Ed. Helen Young. Cambria Press, 2015: 163-181.

Professional / non-refereed publications:

“Il était deux fois : réexaminer le poème «Il était une fois»” Fées, navigateurs & autres miscellanées en Terre du Milieu. Dragon de Brume, 2017: 27-35.

Conference  papers:
“The Transformations of ‘Tam Lin’: Ballad Adaptations, C.S. Lewis’ The Silver Chair, and The Duffer Brothers’ Stranger Things,” 38th Annual SWPCA Conference Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 15, 2017.
“Black in Camelot: Race and Ethnicity in Historical Britain and Medieval Arthurian Legend,” ACMRS Annual Conference:  Marginal Figures, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 5-6, 2016.
“Black in Camelot: Race and Ethnicity in Historical Britain and Twenty-first Century Arthurian Film and TV,” Mythmoot 46: Arthurian Mythos, Mythopoeic Society, Colorado Springs, Colorado, August 1-3, 2015.
"Immram Roverandom." Celtic Literature in Tolkien's Medievalism panel, Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds University, Leeds, U.K., July 6, 2015.
"Immram Roverandom." Tolkien at Kalamazoo Society: Tolkien as Linguist & Medievalist panel, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 17, 2015.
"Black in Sherwood: Race & Ethnicity in Robin Hood TV & Film." Tales After Tolkien Society: From Frodo to Fidelma: Medievalisms in Popular Genres (A Roundtable), International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 16, 2015.
"The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and the Voyage of Roverandom." Mythmoot 3: Ever On, Mythgard Institute/Signum University, Baltimore, Maryland, January 11, 2015.
“Harry Potter as Dystopian Literature.” Mythcon 45: Where Fantasy Fits, Mythopoeic Society, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, August 8, 2014.
“The New Old Arabian Empire: Medieval Arabia’s Flowering in the Fantasy Genre,” Tales After Tolkien Panel, International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA 2014), Orlando, Florida, March 19, 2014.
“Good Plain Food: Diet and Virtue in the Fantasies of Lewis and Tolkien,” Mythcon 44: Green and Growing, Mythopoeic Society, Kellogg Conference Center, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, July 13, 2013.
“Black and Liminal in Camelot,” Tales After Tolkien Society: Medievalism and Twenty-First Century Fantasy Literature Panel II, International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 12, 2013.
“The Hobbit & Father Christmas,” Conference on Tolkien and His Works, Valparaiso University, March 2, 2013.

Other publications:

Fantasy & Sci-Fi in the Classroom Lesson Plans, https://pima.academia.edu/KrisSwank/Teaching-Documents (2013).

Profile

Kris Swank is a part-time PhD student in the School of Education, focusing upon Irish influences in the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. In addition, Kris is Library Director, Northwest Campus, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Until starting the programme at Cardiff Met, she also served as an adjunct professor at Pima Community College and Northern Arizona University, and a preceptor at Signum University. While at Pima Community College, she has received the following awards and recognitions: Exemplary Creativity in Teaching, Honors Program (2017); Exemplary Student Support, Honors Program (2017), Outstanding Honors Program Faculty Award (2014); and Faculty Professional Enrichment Recognition Award (2012).

Expertise

Recent activity includes:
MA in Languages and Literature (Signum University, 2014)
Areas of Emphasis: Tolkien Studies, Imaginative Literature.

Julian Symes

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

Research Groups:
Pedagogy and Andragogy Research Group (PARG)

Research Interests:

  • Undergraduate Student Engagement
  • Motivational Theories
  • Theories of Productivity
  • Humanistic Impact on Learning
  • Outdoor Learning

Profile

Having achieved a First Class BA Honours degree in Education Studies and Sport & Physical Activity at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2016, Julian is currently a postgraduate researcher (MPhil/PhD) studying the impact of humanistic and motivational factors to improve student engagement.

Julian is also an Associate Tutor within the Cardiff School of Education and a part-time Level 5/6 PGCE PCET student (having attained a high pass at Level 4 in 2017).

During his university tenure Julian has also received the following awards:

  • Cardiff School of Education: Best Overall Academic Performance 2016
  • Education Studies: Best Dissertation Award 2016
  • Education Studies: Award for Academic Excellence 2016
  • Ede & Ravenscroft Award for Highest Achieving Student 2015

Expertise:

Recent activity includes:
Teaching on Year 1 and Year 2 modules at Cardiff Metropolitan University including:
Outdoor Learning
Developing Work-Based Skills
Learning and Teaching through ICT in Compulsory Education
Professional Skills
Skills for Success in HE

Further Information:

Julian has a wide and varied working career with teaching responsibilities consisting of Football Development Officer/Football Coach at Cardiff City Football Club and as a Teaching Assistant in many primary schools within the Cardiff area.

Previous Doctoral Research Students

PhD

2017

Emily Abbinett

​The Exploration Of How Assistive Technology Is Used To Support Primary School Pupils With A Visual Impairment.

​2017

​PhD

 

​Reham El Shazly

​The Role of Pragmatics Instruction in Language Learning in the Context of English as a Foreign Language.

​2017​PhD
​Alison Murphy

​Children’s perceptions of their own national identity and what it means to be Welsh.

​2017​PhD

2016

Megan Harnett

An exploration of the personal journeys of disabled students during the first year of Higher Education (HE)

​2016​PhD

​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
​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