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Dr Dina Zoe Belluigi’s current interests reflect the multidisciplinary nature of higher education studies, extending from a concern with agency and authorship, the politics of belonging and assessment, transformation and creativity – both in terms of student engagement and staff development.

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Open to PhD applications in the field of 

  • Staff equity in higher education
  • Academic development, or staff educational development
  • Creative arts in higher education
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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science

School Of Social Sciences, Education And Social Work

Member of the newly founded British Academy network in Critical University Studies

Associate Fellow of the George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Member of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE)

Member of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)

Associate member of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT)

Editorial Board member of the international journal Sustainability (Sectional editorial board: Education)

Editorial Board member of the Indonesian Research Journal in Education (IRJE)



Research students

Quality Assurance and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education with a focus on Students Engagement in Quality Learning: A Comparative Study involving Angolan Students in Angola, Portugal, Cuba and United Kingdom

Name: Carla Quieroz
Years of Study: 
Country: Angola

Exchange Programs and Study Abroad as Tools of Internationalization: Factors and conditions in international exchange and study abroad programs that promote/restrict transformative learning in undergraduate students residing in a post-conflict society

Name: Asma AlBlooshi
Years of Study: 
Country: United Arab Emirates


Alumni: where are they now?

Dr Sue Giloi

PhD title: The knowledge-knower structures used in the assessment of graphic design practical work in a multi-campus context

Years of Study: 20013- 2016
Country: South Africa
Current position: Provost at Inscape Education group in South Africa.  Sue was previously the Dean of Art and Communication at Midrand Graduate Institute. She is the President of the Design Education Forum of South Africa (DEFSA).


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