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ERI: People - Collaborators and Partners

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We work in partnership with consultants, universities, colleges, government ministries, and other organisations in the UK and around the world.


Dr Eva Brown Hajdukova

Eva Brown-Hajdukova worked as a Research Associate within the Education Reform and Innovation team, specifically focussing on student wellbeing in schools in Kazakhstan. She holds a PhD from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and for her thesis she engaged directly with students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties to examine what these students perceive they need in order to have a more successful and positive educational experience. During her PhD, Eva worked on two research projects; one exploring the pre and post course attitudes of university students in a human sexuality course and the other comparing three countries’ approaches to doctoral training within the context of a globalising world. Prior to her PhD, she taught students with special needs in the UK and USA and worked as a social and health educator in Norway

David Frost

David Frost was one of the co-founders of the Leadership for Learning Network at the Cambridge University Faculty of Education and a Fellow and Tutor at Wolfson College, Cambridge. His research focuses on teacher leadership and for the last 25 years he has developed strategies to support teachers as agents of change, playing key roles in the creation and transfer of professional knowledge. He founded the HertsCam Network and the International Teacher Leadership initiative with partners in 15 countries. He was a member of the Kazakhstan and Central Asia Research Group. His most recent book is ‘Transforming Education Through Teacher Leadership’.

Dr Björn Haßler

Director, Open Development and Education; and Associate Member of REAL Centre, Faculty of Education University of Cambridge.

Dr Phil Kirkman

Dr Phil Kirkman has been working with ERI since the first Center of Excellence (CoE) programme courses in 2012. Since this time, as well as regularly visiting Kazakhstan to work with the ‘Train the Trainers’ programmes in Astana, he has visited several regions in order to mentor trainers, speak at conferences and conduct research. He led the research methods strand of the Bolashak scholars programme, and also continues to be involved in several collaborative research projects into digital technologies and reflective practice. Phil also worked on the Faculty of Education Masters and Secondary PGCE programmes. His main research interests are technology-mediated learning, learner and teacher development, dialogic education and arts pedagogies.

Ian Miles

Ian Miles is an Educational Trainer and Consultant. Having worked as a professional tutor and a link lecturer when working in school full time, on retirement Ian subsequently became involved in the Kazakhstan programme. Ian was a member of the Center of Excellence 'train the trainers' team delivering training at levels one, two and three as well as to head teachers and university lecturers. More recently, Ian supported the ERI visit to Niger state on the state of teaching and learning in Primary and Secondary schools.

Partner Organisations

Cambridge Partners
International organisations
Universities and Centres

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