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Ratha Perumal

Ratha Perumal

PhD candidate

  • Hourly paid lecturer

Biography

Ratha is an ex-lawyer working in higher education.

Alongside her ESRC-funded PhD, teaching at King’s and other scholarly activity, Ratha is employed in a part-time academic post at the University of East London. There, she has held Programme Director roles and worked on curriculum design and development, in both undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes.

Research

An active researcher and educator, Ratha’s scholarly interests focus on aspects of educational inequity that produce disparities in attainment for different learner groups.  

Her doctoral work investigates the causes of the degree-award gap experienced by racially-minoritised students. Ratha’s PhD study deploys a Bourdieusian analysis of the gathered qualitative data, and is supervised by Dr Ayo Mansaray, Professor Meg Maguire and Dr Emma Towers.

Elsewhere, Ratha researches the elements of effective pedagogy that can support the progress and engagement of multilingual learners with English as an Additional Language.

For more information, visit Ratha's research profile.

Research

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Research

women at wokr
Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR)

The Centre for Public Policy Research is an interdisciplinary research centre research developing critical analyses of social change and social in/justice in education and other policy arenas, sectors and contexts to inform national and international policy debate, social activism, and personal, professional and organisational learning.

News

ECS academics and PhD students to share their expertise at the 2023 BERA annual conference

Researchers from across the School of Education, Communication & Society (ECS) will be presenting papers, sharing research findings, and leading symposia and...

Sara Black speaking at event with audience members in the background.