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Biography

In 2023, I joined Aston as an academic support tutor, overseeing post-graduate business and management students. My expertise lies in student engagement, particularly assisting global majority students throughout their degree programs. I've gained experience in various Higher Education (HE) institutions in the West Midlands. With a teaching background in HE, I've instructed at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, specialising in early childhood education, diversity, and special educational needs. I served as a module lead for a course on globalisation, inequality, and education, which I completely redesigned to adhere to Covid-19 restrictions and facilitate online teaching. Additionally, I've supervised master’s level dissertations and taught MA Early Education in Singapore.

Research Interests

Currently pursuing a PhD in education, my research focuses on exploring the correlation between the Black Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) attainment gap and student engagement. My writing delves into discussions on precarity in HE contracts and demanding workloads. Research interests encompass pedagogy, creative methodologies, and the intersection of religious and academic identity. As a British-born Muslim, my research predominantly centers on identity and decolonised approaches.

Teaching Activity

  • Aston Global Advantage 2023/2024
  • Working as a Professional
  • Celebrating Diversity
  • Globalisation, Inequality and Education
  • Inclusion, Diversity and SEND
  • Investigating and Developing Curriculum
  • Learning Theories and Development

External Connections and Partnerships

I've been involved in the That's Me! Project, collaborating with Birmingham City University and Wolverhampton University. This project is dedicated to dismantling barriers hindering Global Majority students from accessing Postgraduate Research (PGR) opportunities in the West Midlands. Proudly funded by the Office for Students and Research England, the project focuses on three crucial disciplines: Allied Health Professions, Education, and Business and Law.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

PhD

Sept 2019 → …

Award Date: 30 Sept 2025

MA, Education

20172018

Award Date: 10 Jan 2019

PG Cert, Post Graduate Certificate In Post Compulsory Education and Training

20162017

Award Date: 31 Jul 2017

BA, English Literature and Language

20132016

Award Date: 27 Jul 2016

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