Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years)
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Dr Emel Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Education, Children and Young People at the University of Northampton. She obtained her Doctorate in Education at the University of Cambridge in 2013.
She has written and presented papers for various international conferences on education and migration. Emel received her MSc in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford in 2008. Prior to this, she taught in a variety of schools in England and has also conducted research for charities that support disengaged young people.
Her main teaching and research interests include migration, identity, race, intercultural teaching and learning, and education in small states. Other interests include the marketisation of Higher Education in a global context. Her most recent edited publication is entitled Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles (2014). She has also recently contributed to Commonwealth Secretariat Education Partnerships publication 2015/6.
Teaching on the following modules:
Currently, Emel is working on her upcoming publication for Routledge entitled The Child in Society (in progress). She is also is working with a team staff examining the Impact of ERASMUS and short-term European residential academic trips on the ‘widening participation’ student experience. Emel is actively involved in an Inspiring Languages Project that seeks to develop the knowledge and skills required by professionals who will work in diverse children’s services.
Emel supervises three PhD candidates:
She would be pleased to hear from potential students with interests in: Migration, Race, Identity, Gender, Citizenship, Comparative and International Education and Higher Education Policy and Practice.
For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Emel Thomas’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.