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I am a Lecturer in Education at the Manchester Institute of Education at the University of Manchester and the Deputy Programme Director of the BSc Education programme. My teaching and research interests are interdisciplinary and directly relevant to explorations of international education systems, policies and experiences. I am also interested in post-compulsory and higher education student experiences and the critical discourse produced by students for themselves about those experiences, and culturally responsive research methodologies.

I teach on the BSc Education and MA International Education programmes and I am part of the Critical Education Policy (CEP) research group and the Higher Education Research Network (HERE @ Manchester). 


I spent the first part of my professional career teaching English and Literature in Junior Secondary school, before moving into the primary school sector as a Key Stage 2 teacher in, Nigeria in independent Abuja schools. Following a couple of years in leadership positions, first as Head of Curriculum Development and then Head Teacher, I moved to Manchester to complete an MA in Educational Leadership, and a PhD in Education.


  • 2020 – Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Crossing the bridge: Understanding Nigerian students’ independent learning experience at three English sixth form colleges, The University of Manchester
  • 2015 - Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (Awarded with Distinction), The University of Manchester, Manchester Institute of Education, Manchester, UK
  • 2009 - Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Teacher’s Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English and Literary Studies, The University of Abuja, Nigeria

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

Areas of expertise

  • L Education (General)
  • Further and Higher Education, International student experience, Independent Learning


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