Anna | Doctoral Trainee


I am a postgraduate researcher working with Madeline Balaam, Patrick Olivier, and Anne Preston.

My background is multidisciplinary but with a persistent focus on higher education. Following the completion of my BA in Mass Communication and Journalism at American University of Central Asia, I worked as a Public Relation practitioner for universities in Kyrgyzstan and Russia. Later my interests became centered around management and administration. Which led to a Master degree from Newcastle University with a specialisation in Leadership and Management in higher education.

Now I am working towards a PhD on innovative methods of teaching and learning for STEM subjects in higher education. Particularly, I am focusing on student-generated content and blended learning (such as Flipped Classroom and Self Organised Learning Environment) which are built around ideas of ‘learning by doing’ and ‘peer learning’. My research goal is to develop a web-based platform for efficient delivery of an advanced model of flipped learning.
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