Friday 13th December 2019 was a special day for our postgraduate research community as we celebrated the academic success of our very talented doctoral students here at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE).

We would like to congratulate all of our doctoral students who have now officially graduated and are on their way to make important and impactful contribution to the field of education around the world.

At the celebratory event after the graduation ceremony, doctoral supervisors got a chance to congratulate some of their doctoral students in person and to meet their friends and family members.


Titles of PhD theses of IoE students graduated at the Autumn 2019 ceremony

Kafa Alenezi – The leadership development of managers working in the Ministry of Education and educational districts in Kuwait

Mohammed Alshaikhi – Investigating Saudi English Teachers’ use and perceptions of the interactive whiteboard for teaching vocabulary in English as a Foreign Language classrooms in Saudi primary schools

Selma Ashikuti – Implementing Namibia’s language policy: A case study of classroom practices and language attitudes in Namibian schools

Lisa Patterson-Igwe – Accountability: a case study of the Jamaican and English education systems

David Stoten – A critical review of a sample of publications submitted for the award of PhD by published works

Nazatul Syima Binti Mohd Nasir – The international experience of government-sponsored Malaysian doctoral students in the UK: Language, intercultural communications, and identities

Muhammad Yasir Bin Yahya – Improving speaking proficiency and L2 motivation through task-based language teaching on Malaysian undergraduate students


Titles of EdD theses of IoE students graduated at the Autumn 2019 ceremony

Ingrid Kanuga – Student perspectives on the relationship between assessment methods and retention of learning in higher education

Ruth Samuel – Teacher Values and Value Construction among low income female teachers in Bangalore, India: implications for reflective practice in teacher education in India