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NameThesis title
Afrah Alkhalaf Learner-generated context for ecological sustainability
Aliki Vasiliadou How the Greek-Cypriot dialect informs the perception of Greek-Cypriots' identity.
Alisha O'Neill A longitudinal study exploring the development and significance of blame placement in relation to help-seeking tendencies in a school environment
Anbreen Ulfat A critical review of adult students' educational identities who Receive a Diagnostic Assessment of an SpLD
Anna Fitzgibbon The importance of professionals in a position of influence adopting a humanistic approach to supporting children and young people
Annette Rimmer Community media as a tool of education and empowerment
Arija Parker Impact of student voice: Hearing as well as seeing the student?
Artemis Christinaki Deconstructing community psychology: A case study of the community dynamics in refugee camps of Greece
Aspasia Ftenou Young people's experiences on body image/eating behaviours
Aysenur Gucbilmez In what ways can a dyslexia-friendly classroom approach benefit students with dyslexia?
Baraa Gashlan Analyzing the impact of social media on couple relationships
Basemah Al-Senafi Assessing young learners
Belinda Hughes Being and becoming: The impact of performativity on the headteacher in multi-academy trusts
Choen Yin Chan An intercultural study of intergenerational relationships and cultural identity of UK Chinese families
Claire Briegel Addressing marginality in counselling psychology
Claire Wyatt A qualitative thematic analysis of the impact and implications to self-esteem and behaviour of social media and mobile technology in schools
Cristián Iturriaga Seguel Literacy discourse and practices in deaf education: The privileging and marginalizing of subjectivities
Daniel Anderson Constructions of discourse in group analytic perspectives of homosexuality
Daniel Blenkley Narrowing the attainment gap and widening access to elite universities: A study on the impact of a cross phase tutor intervention programme in primary/secondary schools and a post-16 social science
Dashnye Daloye An assessment of psychological effects of female genital mutilation
Dylan Williams Understanding students' EMI experiences in South Korean higher education
Elizabeth Hale Responding to educational disadvantage: A case study of a complex, multi-faceted school strategy to mitigate the impacts of disadvantage on children's outcomes
Ellayna Green Forming therapeutic relationships online: Support for students in cyberspace
Elli Papadopoulou Gendering the posthuman child through fantasy literature
Emilia Howker Developing hybrid activities through home-school dialogue in disadvantaged communities
Esther Cummins To what extent (if at all) does the hidden curriculum in faith schools support the outworking of the Prevent strategy?
Fatema Al Hussain Job satisfaction and stress among special needs teachers working with dyslexic students: A case study in Saudi Arabia
Felix Kwihangana Exploring enabling factors and barriers for technology integration in pre-service language teacher training in Rwanda
Graeme Slater What are the drivers and motivations behind widening participation activity in non-selective higher education providers?
Heather Nicholls International education and the identity of Chinese students
Huda Ahmed Factors affecting the academic attainment of Yemeni boys in the UK
Huran Mirillo The experiences of 'migrating faculty': Narrative and ecological perspectives
Huseyin Ulukuz Use of augmented reality for context-aware informal learning
Huw Morgan The impact of cognitive load theory and multimedia learning principles upon the learning experience of undergraduate accounting and finance students
Ishba Rehman The impact of smart-phone therapy apps vs email therapy guidance on treatment outcomes, therapeutic alliance and user satisfaction: A comparative analysis
James Whitehouse Resilience, positive emotions, wellbeing and talking therapy
Jane Johnson Building resilience through sustainable counselling interventions: The learner perspective
Jessica Heal An investigation into popularity within schools in an urban context
Jonathan Herbert A narrative exploration of the impact of widespread internet access and ICT provision on educational attainment in white British boys from deprived areas of the UK
Jonathan Tolan The relationship between the culture in the mathematics staffroom and educational inequality
Ka Hei Lei The relationship between mathematics self-efficacy and academic performance: The role of task difficulty perception in a cross-cultural perspective
Kiefer Lee Enquiry-based learning, teaching and assessment in business education
Kimberly Petersen An investigation to examine the longitudinal relationship between mental health and other domains of competence in primary school children
Kirsty Frearson Universal school-based prevention: Examining the impact of the good behaviour game on pupil outcomes in primary education
Krismiyati Krismiyati Technology-enhanced learning strategies for EFL teachers
Lada Smirnova Teacher development in ICT: A CHAT perspective
Laura Goodfellow Understanding proximal duty-bearer engagement with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
Laura Hanson A qualitative exploration into the impact of therapeutic interventions within education on teacher & pupil mental health and well-being
Loretta Anthony-Okeke How Nigerian pupils with a specific learning difficulty experience learning support measures in primary school
Louisa Dawes Exploration of North/South educational achievement in the secondary sector
Louise Black Exploring the SEL logic model in relation to a dual-factor model of mental health
Luting Zhou A comparative study of language learning policies through play in mainland of China, Hong Kong and Singapore: From teachers' perceptions
Madeleine Collis Understanding the psychological processes involved with heteronormative environments resulting in self-stigma in LGBTQ individuals
Malaika Fernandes Planning to work in the area of counselling and special education
Mark Innes Student perceptions of literacy interventions in secondary schools in disadvantaged areas
Martina Street How do parents, carers and early years educators support pre-school children to thrive in disadvantaged areas?
Mary Finn 'In a lucid and scholarly manner': A study of genre in doctoral theses in medical and human sciences
Nafeesa Nizami Becoming a pre-trial therapist: A reflexive self and social inquiry
Nahielly Beatriz Palacios Gonzalez Exploring the experiences of professional sojourners and the influences of professional sojourns on teachers' practices, assumptions and beliefs about intercultural communication
Natalie Taylor Impact of socioeconomic disadvantage on growth mindset
Neny Isharyanti Exploring Indonesian pre-service teachers' experiences and practices in using technology for teaching
Ola Demkowicz Investigating the relationship between cumulative risk exposure, resilience and mental health during early adolescence and how young people experience this process
Olga Dolganova The exploration of how cultural models influence teachers' beliefs when integrating technology in teaching English in Russia
Oluwatoyin Afolabi-Ajayi Investigating interactions within a collaborative research partnership; impact on early childhood teachers' instructional practices
Omar Kaissi Disabled male corporeality at the school
Owen Dempsey An Althusserian/Lacanian discourse analysis of the science and praxis of evidence-based medicine
Raichael Lock Empowering children to become agents of socio-environmental change
Rosie Mansfield Mental health promotion in schools
Ross Phillips The role identity plays in the counselling of modern relationships
Rowena Rheinberg The ethical position of working online with survivors of trauma
Samar Albalawi Enlarging the space of science education
Sofia Eleftheriadou Collaboration problem solving and science teaching and learning
Sofia Xiromeriti Refugees in higher education: The potential misrecognition and invalidation by educators and peers towards refugee students
Soha Daru Diversity in educational settings
Sukriti Kainth Love, attitudinal, intimacy, passion, commitment differences in marital relationship amongst gender
Tain Linehan-Mccaldin An evaluation of expectancy-value theory applications to test anxiety in adolescents
Taslima Ivy Promoting student centred pedagogic practice in Bangladeshi EFL multimedia classrooms
Timothy Greenwood Supporting innovation in inclusive practice in a higher education institution through the action research practice of 'learning history'
Victoria Hirst Cradle-to-career school designs: Learning from insider experiences