Leon Tikly, Centre Director
Leon Tikly started his career as a science teacher first in London comprehensives and then in a school for South African refugees in Morogoro, Tanzania. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow. His PhD thesis is on Education Policy in South Africa Since 1947. He then worked as a policy researcher at the Education Policy Unit, University of Witwatersrand during the transition period between apartheid and democracy in South Africa where he helped to formulate education policy for the new provincial and national governments. On returning to the UK, Leon worked as a lecturer in international and comparative education at the University of Birmingham before taking up a position at Bristol.
Angeline Mbogo Barrett, Centre Deputy Director
Angeline Barrett worked for a number of years as a maths and physics teacher in Further Education colleges in England and in secondary schools in Tanzania, before studying a M.Ed. in International Education Management at Leeds University, UK. In 2005 she was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Bristol for her research comparing Tanzanian with English primary school teacher identity. She took up a full-time position with EdQual after completion of an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship.
Leanne Cameron, Centre Research Assistant
Leanne Cameron is a first-year student in the University of Bristol’s PhD in Education program, investigating professional learning and sustainability in content-based teacher associations in East and Southern Africa. She holds a Master’s degree in TESOL and her previous work has engaged with language learning towards social inclusion, service-learning, and social justice through previous positions as a teacher trainer with the U.S. Department of State in Rwanda, program lead and curriculum developer at California State University, Sacramento’s English Language Institute, and coordinator for English and literacy programs for resettled refugees through the Northern California office for the International Rescue Committee.
Jocelyn Wishart joined the University of Bristol PGCE science team in 2003. She has gone on to help set up and direct a unique Masters programme – MSc Science & Education – that combines study in both the Faculty of Science and the Graduate School of Education. Until recently she was both acting and assistant director for ESCalate, the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Education and still manages its OSIER OER project.
Laura Hankin completed an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Imperial College London before taking on various roles, including as a maths teacher and then senior leader in the UK and Colombia. On returning to the UK, she studied an MSc Education (Policy and International Development) at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, with interests in conflict and justice issues. Her most recent research has focused on the impact of the new Prevent Duty for schools on the development of critical thinking in young people. Laura is currently completing an MRes Security, Conflict and Justice at Bristol and looking to continue her research in this area as a PhD next year.