Staff Profiles: Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Staff Profile: Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi
Reader in Education

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Dr. Adeela ahmed Shafi

Reader in Education

Early Years and Education Studies

Adeela has a background in Psychology and has taught in Higher Education within the field of 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, such as young offenders.

Biography

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.

Qualifications

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

Awards

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. Nomination for Inspiring Lecturer University of Gloucestershire.

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

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 degrees. 

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Adeela’s area of research interest are disengaged learners who may have other background characteristics which may affect their full participation in learning and achieving their potential.  To that end, Adeela is involved in research which explores this.  Ongoing projects include EU funded project on Re-Engaging Young Offenders with Education & Learning, involving partners in Spain, Italy and Germany.  A second EU funded project seeks to develop emotional and social competencies of young offenders through the use of games and sport.  Adeela has a consistent publishing profile in her areas of research interest. Adeela is also engaged in research on academic resilience and currently leading on a book entitled ‘Reconceptualising Resilience in Education’.

External responsibilities

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 at the University of Hertfordshire for BA Education Studies.