Staff Profiles: Adeela ahmed Shafi

Adeela ahmed Shafi

Staff Profile: Adeela ahmed Shafi
Senior Lecturer in Education

Adeela ahmed Shafi

Adeela ahmed Shafi

Senior Lecturer in Education

Education and Learning

Adeela has a background in Psychology and has taught in Higher Education for the last 15 years, prior to this she taught in further education for 7 years. Adeela is committed to education for the most disadvantaged and on the peripherals of society.


Adeela has been lecturing for over twenty years. Her main areas are the psychology of learning. Adeela is especially interested in how learners who are disadvantaged and marginalised can access learning so they can reach their full potential.


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


Power 100 Excellence in Education (Leeds Metropolitan University)Government of Pakistan (London High Commission AwardBristol City Council for Services to the CommunityNominated for Exemplary Asian Woman by Theresa May MPNominated for Inspiring Lectur

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 post-graduate research


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Erasmus+ 3-year research project on emotional educationDeveloping  students’ academic buoyancy and resilienceHow the ‘Prevent Duty’ in education has served to isolate and marginalise particular communitiesExplored education policy in Pakistan working with the Rwandan Ministry of EducationErasmus+ 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?