Staff Profiles: Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Staff Profile: Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi
Senior Lecturer in Education

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Senior Lecturer in Education

Teacher Education

I have a background in Psychology and have been in Higher Education within the field of Education for the last 15 years, prior to which I taught in further education for 7 years.


I have been lecturing for over twenty years. My main areas are psychology and the psychology of learning. I have a passion for learning and am especially interested in how it can support those who are disadvantaged.


Award Title Institution Date
Bsc (Hons) Psychology University of Bristol 1994
PGCE Education University of Wales 1996
MEd Psychology of Education University of Bristol 2012
PhD PhD Education University of Bristol 2017


Power 100 Excellence in Education (Leeds Metropolitan University). Government of Pakistan (London High Commission Award. Bristol City Council for Services to the Community. Nominated for Exemplary Asian Woman by Theresa May MP.

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Member of British Psychological Society (MBPsS). Member of Academic Board (University of Gloucestershire). Panel Member for RPA Learning in Professional Contexts (University of Gloucestershire).

Teaching and research


Teaching and leading modules on a range of courses, including BA Education and MA Education and PGCAP, particularly psychology and research related modules or those which have an international dimension.  Also supervising postgraduate research.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Erasmus+ 3-year research project on emotional education. Developing  students’ academic buoyancy and resilience. How the ‘Prevent Duty’ in education has served to isolate and marginalise particular communities. Explored education policy in Pakistan working with the Rwandan Ministry of Education. Erasmus+ bid underway on developing resources for educators to re-engage young offenders.

External responsibilities

Vice-Chair of Avon & Somerset Police Powers Scrutiny Panel.

Subjects for media interviews

Education of young offenders in custody.

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External examining

External Examiner for BA Education Studies at the University of Hertfordshire.