Centre for International Education (CIE)


CIE Associates: Akunu AgbetiName: Akunu Agbeti
Research interests: Curriculum development and evaluation; educational assessment; teacher development.
Latest appointment: Head, School Exams Administration Department, West African Exams Council, Accra, Ghana. 

CIE Associate: Faraz Ali Bughio



Name: Faraz Ali Bughio
Research interests: Improving English language teaching in large classes at university-level in Pakistan
Latest appointment: Assistant Professor at The Institute of English language and Literature, University of Sindh, Pakistan

CIE Research Student: Kinglsey Arkorful


Name: Kingsley K D Arkorful
Research interests: Early grade literacy; Language of instruction; Competency-based curriculum
Latest appointment: Chief of Party of (USAID-funded) Literacy, Language and Learning (L3) Initiative, Education Development Center, Kigali, Rwanda  *On leave of absence from the University of Ghana

CIE Research Student: Stuart Cameron


Name: Stuart Cameron 
Research interests: Educational inequalities; education in urban areas; evaluation of educational improvement programmes 
Latest appointment: Consultant on education at Oxford Policy Management

CIE Associate: Kathleen Fincham


Name: Kathleen Fincham
Research title: Learning Palestine: The construction of Palestinian identities in south Lebanon
Research theme: An exploration of how Palestinian refugee youth construct, articulate and negotiate their identities vis-a-vis gender, religion and nation through formal and non-formal learning institutions in UNRWA refugee camps in south Lebanon.

CIE Associate: Cesar Guadalupe


Name: Cesar Guadalupe
César is a Lecturer/Researcher at Universidad del Pacifico, Peru, where he is working on a project researching how schools (re)produce social representations about national history and contemporary affairs in order to better understand how modern citizenship can develop - or not - in Peru. Previously he worked for UNESCO in the areas of education information systems and learning outcomes measurement. His particular interest is how information can contribute to public debates and policy formulation in education.

1. Book on Ed Stats (in Spanish). Download the PDF for free.
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2. Book on Education and citizenship in contemporary Peru (in Spanish).

3. Paper on equity gaps (how to measure them) in the Peruvian standardised tests (in Spanish).

Lynne HeslopName: Lynne Heslop
Research interests: Higher education, social justice and peacebuilding; education in conflict-affected contexts; the internationalisation of higher education; higher education and development; teacher education.  Her doctoral research examined social justice and the role of peacebuilding in the emerging international partnerships of universities in Myanmar. Other research themes have included education and conflict and challenges facing education programme delivery in conflict-affected zones.
Latest appointment: Education consultant and researcher. Lynne works in the field of higher education and development, specialising in international cooperation, higher education reform and programme development.

CIE Associate: Dr Huib Huyse

Name: Huib Huyse
Research interests: Huib coordinates research and evaluations on issues concerning global development challenges; civil society and global development; monitoring & evaluation; and education and development cooperation. He teaches a module on qualitative monitoring & evaluation at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), and regularly gives guest lectures at various Belgian universities. 
Latest appointment: Head of the sustainable development research group at the Research Institute for Labour and Society (HIVA) at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Huib leads a team of 12 researchers who work on different dimensions of sustainable development in Europe and in developing countries. 

CIE Associate: Jiddere Kaibo

Name: Jiddere Musa Kaibo
Research interests:
(i) Teacher education, access and quality in education, gender issues. These interests have led to involvement in the following CIE projects: Adamawa State Primary Education Research (ASPER). "Access, quality and outcomes with specific reference to gender" writing the report.
(ii) Operational Research Study of the UNICEF GEP 3 Female Teacher Trainee Scholarship Scheme, EDOREN OR2 Study funded by DFID and presented findings “Becoming a Teacher: Female Students Experiences of Teacher Training in Northern Nigeria” at the International Conference on Education Research for Development in Africa (ICERDA), University of Accra, Accra Ghana, May, 2013.
Thematic Research on “Teacher Management in Nigeria” by Education Data, Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) and funded by DFID (UK Department for International Development)
Latest appointment: Chief Lecturer and Director of Academic programmes, Federal College of Education, Yola. Adamawa State Nigeria.

CIE Research Student: Matthew Karikari-AbabioName: Matthew Karikari-Ababio
Research title: A case study of the development of science, technology and innovation policy in higher education in Ghana
Research theme: Ghana has yet to experience technological transformation at the level of other countries such as those in South East Asia, even though the level of development of these same countries was on a par with Ghana when the latter achieved independence. In-depth insider case study on the development of science, technology and innovation policy in higher education in Ghana, with specific reference to how policy is formulated and its implications.

CIE Research Student: Cecilia Kimani


Name: Cecilia Kimani
Research title: Deaf Education in Kenya 
Research theme: Researching the teaching and learning of deaf upper-primary school learners in Kenya to explain their poor examination performance and to find out ways to better support thier learning.

CIE Associate: Angelijka Kuemmerling


Name: Angelika Kuemmerling
Research interests: (Women's) Employment and working time; international comparison; gender studies; care regimes; the research of non-monetary outcomes of education.
Latest appointment: Institute of Work Skills and Training, University of Duisberg-Essen

Mieke Lopes Cardozo


Name: Mieke Lopes Cardozo
Research interests: Education for Transformation, Inclusive Development, Social and Gender Justice, Peacebuilding, Youth and Teacher Agency, Teacher Education, co-created and inclusive learning.
Mieke’s academic research, teaching and supervision focuses on the role of education in processes of peacebuilding, social and gender justice and inclusive development in the contexts of Sri Lanka, Aceh/Indonesia, Bolivia, Myanmar and Higher Education in the Netherlands.
Latest appointment: Senior Lecturer in Education and Inclusive Development at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research, and part of the Governance and Inclusive Development Research Group. Associate Fellow at the Centre for International Education at the University of Sussex.

CIE Associate: Juliet McCafferyName: Juliet McCaffery 
Research title: Access, Agency, Assimilation: Exploring literacy among adult Gypsies and Travellers in three authorities in southern England
Research theme:
After working for many years in the UK, Sub Saharan Africa and Asia as an educator and as a consultant in literacy and gender and education, Juliet is currently researching the conceptual and theoretical frameworks that inform education and literacy programmes. She is particularly interested in exploring the deficit discourse as applied to marginalized minority and indigenous communities and in exploring the inclusion or absence of cultural and livelihood contexts in their education programmes.

CIE Associate: Kate Nielsen


Name: Kate Nielsen
Research interests: Intercultural learning; Medical education; Transformational learning; Autoethnography; Educational tourism
Latest appointment: Consultant


CIE Research Candidate: Yukiko Okugawa


Name: Yukiko Okugawa
Research title: International assistance to education development: A case study of the basic education sector in Ghana
Research theme: The extent to which aid resources have been absorbed within different aid mechanisms from the point of view of education actors at various levels, ie. global, national, institutional and school.
Dr Yukiko Okugawa works for JICA, Ethiopia.


Name: Anupam Pachauri
Research interests: Teacher Education, Management and Development; Quality Assurance in Higher Education; Quality Culture; Public Private Partnerships in Education; Policy Research in Education and Development 
Latest appointment: Assistant Professor, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi. INDIA

CIE Associate: Michela Profeta

Name: Michela Profeta
Research interests: Early Childhood Development and Education. Early Learning. ECD and Education Policy Development.
Latest appointment: Early Childhood Development and Education consultant (for UN agencies, NGOs and donors)

CIE Associates: John Rutayisire



Name: John Rutayisire
Research title: An investigation into teachers' experiences of in-service training and professional development in Rwanda
Research theme: John's research was about capacity building and exposed him to a critical view of what was actually happening in education 'on the ground'. Relying on both theoretical and professional perspectives, he learned to question the way teaching in Rwanda is conceptualised as a starting point to developing and understanding of the teaching and learning process.
John is the Director General of the Rwandan Education Board, a government Ministry charged with contributing to educational policy, as well as coordinating and fast-tracking educational programmes and activities aimed at providing quality education to all children in Rwanda.

CIE Research Student: Najwa Saba 'AyonName: Najwa Saba 'Ayon 
Research title: Lebanese EFL teachers' conceptions of teaching and their practice
Research theme: A qualitative multiple case study investigating Lebanese EFL teachers' conceptions of teaching and their practice in Lebanese public high schools.Observation, semi-structured interviews and a researcher diary are all used to collect data for analysing thematically.

CIE Associate: Francesca Salvi


Name: Francesca Salvi  
Research interests: Children and young people in sub-Saharan Africa, transitions to adulthood, pregnancy and parenthood and its intersections with education and work. 
Latest appointment: Lecturer in Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth

CIE Associate: Swadchet Sankey


Name: Swadchet Sankey
Research interests: Swadchet has over 12 years of experience working on donor-funded projects focused on improving the quality of basic education in Nigeria. Her MA thesis at Sussex was a case study that examined the implementation of Nigeria’s language of instruction policy in primary schools. She has worked with CIEs on an Operational Research (OR) Study that looked into the implementation of the DFID funded Girls Education Project (GEP3) Female Teacher Trainee Scholarship Scheme (FTTSS). Recently she presented a paper Becoming a teacher: female student experiences of teacher training in Northern Nigeria” at  the International Conference on Education Research for Development in Africa (ICERDA, 2015) at the University of Ghana, organized in collaboration with CIE, University of Sussex.
Latest appointment: Senior Reading Program Manager, Research Triangle Institute

CIE Associate: Yoel Siegel

Name: Yoel Siegel 
Research interests:
Research theme: A case study exploration of processes which contribute to community functioning for collective, as well as individual,. wellbeing
Yoel works in the field of community development and specialises in the interaction between community dynamics and regional development. He has worked extensively in Israel and is currently Director of the Metro-Jerusalem Urban Biosphere Initiative for regional ecosystem management.

Dr Mariko Shiohata: Save the Children, Nepal

CIE Research Student: Armando SimoesName: Armando Simões
Research interests: Inequality, education and poverty; Education systems and education management; Policy and programme evaluation
Latest appointment: Deputy Secretary of Education for the State of Ceará, Brazil

CIE Associate: Eric Slade


Name: Eric Slade
Latest appointment: Eric currently works as an Education consultant but has previously held roles as the Global Education Advisor for Concern Worldwide in Dublin (2007-11), as Education Programme Manager for Concern Worldwide in Niger (2003-6) and in Angola (2006-7). Eric's major interest is in the monitoring and evaluation of education projects, particularly in relation to school-related gender-based violence and teacher education. He worked with CIE on Promising Practice in School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) Prevention and Response Globally: A desk review for concern, with Fiona Leach and Mairead Dunne. He has also worked with Mairead Dunne on workshops with Concern Worldwide on Community Involvement in Education and How to Address School-Related Gender-Based Violence measuring change in Concern Worldwide's education programming.

CIE Associate: Chisato TanakaName: Chisato Tanaka 
Research interests: Teacher education, education policy, science and mathematics education
Latest appointment: Chief Advisor, Strenthening Mathematics and Science in Secondary Education in Malawi, Depatment of Teacher Education and Development, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology



Name: Professor Rosemary Wildsmith-Cromarty  
Research interests: Multilingualism; Teacher education; Reading research; Early childhood education 
Latest appointment: ETDP-SETA Research Chair in Early Childhood Education, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa.