Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Education

PhD & EdD Students

For a list of our current PhD and EdD students, please see the Current Research Students page.

Daniel Fobi

Daniel Fobi

PhD Deaf Education | 2017 - 2021

The support I receive here at the University of Leeds is phenomenal because my supervisors see me as a colleague rather than a student. Read full profile…

Chiara Bruzzano

Chiara Bruzzano

PhD Education | 2017 - 2020

I couldn't be happier about the support I receive. My supervisors have helped me from the very beginning and they are personally and professionally excellent. Read full profile…

Ben Evans

Ben Evans

PhD Education | 2016 - 2019

Undertaking high quality, postgraduate research requires comprehensive support in a number of areas. The support Leeds offers postgraduate researchers is outstanding. Read full profile…

Natalie Donohue

Natalie Donohue

PhD Education | 2016 - 2019

My PhD topic is quite niche, so I struggled to find supervisors who were willing and able to take me on, but I found two here at Leeds... Read full profile…

Simon Caruana

Simon Caruana

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | 2011 - 2018

I found the School of Education to be a wonderful environment in terms of research. Read full profile…

Judy Davis

Doctor of Education (EdD) | 2016 - 2019

The University of Leeds has created a positive learning experience for me as a novice researcher. The supervisors and training provided are informative and encourage success throughout the research process. Read full profile…

Chris Otter

Chris Otter

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | 2012 - 2019

The Centre for Studies in Science and Mathematics Education (CSSME) has an excellent reputation in the world of science education so it made sense to enrol at Leeds. Read full profile…

Peeraya Utsajit

Peeraya Utsajit

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | 2017 - 2020

I wanted to study in the UK so I could practice my English and I chose Leeds both because of its good reputation and the quality of teaching and learning that I’d heard and known from my teachers, colleagues, and ranking websites. Read full profile…

Rumana Hossain

Rumana Hossain

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The different training provided by the School and the Research Training centres contributed immensely to my growth as a researcher. Read full profile…

Maria Rapti

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) | 2012-2016

Doing a PhD is a life changing process, which involves personal and professional growth. Read full profile…

Omar Said Al Sawafi

Omar Said Al Sawafi

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Leaving my family behind and living abroad in a foreign country to commence the process of PhD was a challenging experience. However, my supervisors support and encouragement throughout this journey, together with the learning facilities in the School and at the University, was a great support to me. Read full profile…

Shanna Saubert

Shanna Saubert

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

I have enjoyed my time at the University of Leeds very much. Completing a PhD is challenging but my supervisors have been very helpful and have encouraged me to present my research. Read full profile…

Zoe Crompton

Zoe Crompton

Doctor of Education (EdD)

I’ve completed two Research Methods modules this year and found them both very interesting. The different lecturers offer different perspectives as well as examples from current research experience. I’m now looking forward to starting my own study next year. Read full profile…

Arwa Gandeel

Arwa Gandeel

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

My MA experience in the School of Education was overwhelming. This experience contributed greatly to my academic, professional and social development. Pursuing my PhD at the University of Leeds is a great opportunity to develop myself, both academically and socially. Read full profile…

Shaista Shirazi

Shaista Shirazi

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The research environment is very supportive. We have PGR coffee mornings at the School of Education where we can meet and chat informally with other students, lecturers and course administrators. Read full profile…

Erhan Bingolbali

Erhan Bingolbali

PhD 2005

There is a period in everyone's life which dramatically marks their life. The period of doing a PhD is surely a great example of this phenomenon. It marks one's life not because during this time one goes through all sorts of emotions, but because it shapes and - to a greater extent, determines one's life after getting it! Read full profile…

Charles Ochieng’ Ong’ondo

Charles Ochieng’ Ong’ondo

Doctor of Education (EdD)

When I reflect upon it now, my wish to pursue education to higher levels started in childhood. From an early age, I embraced the motto of my Primary School that said ‘Learn to the end'. Our teachers taught us that learning had an end somewhere and that we should learn until we came to a signpost saying, "No more learning ahead". Read full profile…

Anas Al-Fattal

Anas Al-Fattal

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Anas Fattal, currently studying for a PhD in Marketing in Higher Education at Leeds, is from Damascus, Syria. Anas has proved to be a valuable ambassador for Leeds University during his studies and recently acted as a guide and interpreter for Professor Roger Halson, Head of the School of Law. Read full profile…

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