In the Spring 2021 term alone, there have already been several doctoral graduation successes here at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education (IoE). On behalf of the IoE’s PhD programme and EdD programme, we would like to congratulate our graduates below who, no doubt, will go on to create impact in the field of education here in the UK and abroad. Many congratulations also to their supervisors! (For IoE doctoral graduation successes in the Autumn 2020 term, click here.)


Dr. Abrar Owaidah – Autonomous learning in Saudi writing classroom: Teachers’ and students’ beliefs, attitudes, and practices (First supervisor: Prof. Suzanne Graham; Second supervisor: Dr. Daisy Powell)

Dr. Maali Abdulrahman H Aloudah – Exploring Saudi adolescents’ perceptions of emotional eating with the purpose of informing the design of an online health awareness programme (First supervisor: Dr. Yota Dimitriadi; Second supervisor: Prof. Rachel McCrindle)

Dr. Ruth Moyse – Missing: The autistic girls absent from mainstream secondary schools (First supervisor: Prof. Catherine Tissot; Second supervisor: Dr. Holly Joseph)

Dr. Zeynep Butun – ELT Teachers` Professional learning in Turkey (First supervisor: Prof. Richard Harris; Second supervisor: Dr. Daguo Li)



Dr. Amanda Cockayne – Wolves and whales: A study of school-based mentoring using metaphor to analyse the professional lived experiences and identities of teachers who are school-based mentors in primary schools (First supervisor: Prof. Elizabeth McCrum; Second supervisor: Dr. Billy Wong)

Dr. Kate Lloyd – The pioneers of the hybridised world of vocational education and GCSE retake (First supervisor: Dr. Naomi Flynn; Second supervisor: Dr. Holly Joseph)

Dr. Nasreen Majid – The developing professional identity of Primary Mathematics Specialist Teachers [PMaSTs]: How primary teachers’ biographical processes and experiences shape their new professional identities and career trajectories (First supervisor: Dr. Karen Jones; Second supervisor: Prof. Alan Floyd)

Dr. Sarah Rogers – Narratives of Asian women migrant teachers in Dubai: exploring the challenges of teaching in a contrasting pedagogical and cultural context (First supervisor: Dr. Geoff Taggart; Second supervisor: Dr. Maria Kambouri)