Arif Mahmud
20192022

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Biography

Arif Mahmud is a Lecturer in Education Studies at the University of Roehampton, School of Education and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). 

Arif graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London) with a BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies. After graduating, he obtained a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) and taught in various higher educational institutions around the world, including in North Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. In 2013, he completed his MA in Education (Psychology) at UCL (Institute of Education, University of London). Arif completed his PhD in 2018 at Middlesex University, with his thesis focusing on the role of emotional intelligence in the development of adolescents’ social and emotional abilities and academic performance.

 

Research projects

Mahmud, A. (Co-Investigator) & Gordon, A. (2021-2022). Intent or content transforming the curriculum? Epistemic Insights with Initial Teacher Education students. Templeton World Charity Fund.

Billingsley, B., Abrahams, I., Gordon, A., Hopkins, P., Ingram, N., Mahmud, A. (Co-Investigator), Parvin, J., & Winter, J. (2021-2021). Essential experiences in science: Addressing the gap in primary enquiry-based practical science created by lockdown and aiding school recovery. UKRI.

Loades, M., Wasil., A., DeRubeis, R., James, A., Chan, Stella., Mahmud, A. (Co-Investigator), Pile, V., Robinson, L., Higson-Sweeney, N. (2021-2022). Study Protocol: Online Wellness Intervention for Univeristy Students – Investigating the Efficacy of the Common Elements Toolbox in the UK. 

Mahmud, A. (Principal Investigator). (2019). Higher Education and societal transformation: Decolonisation and racial equality. Newton Fund.

Hoskins, S., Gagnon, J., & Mahmud, A. (Senior Research Associate). (2017-2019). Changing Mindsets: Reducing stereotype threat and implicit bias as barriers to student success. Office for Students.

Research interests

Social and Emotional Learning and Teaching

Mental health and wellbeing of young people

Addressing inequalities in education

Anti-Racism in Higher Education

Muslim educational experiences

Educational interventions

Qualifications

PhD Education

MA Education (Psychology)

BA Arabic and Islamic Studies

Professional affiliations

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

British Education Research Association (BERA)

Society of Research in Higher Education (SRHE)

British Psychological Society (BPS) 

British Sociological Association (BSA)

Gender and Education Association (GEA)

Teaching

Social and emotional dimensions of teaching and learning

Child development and educational practice

Inequalities in education 

Developmental phases and education

Pastoral care, behaviour and learning in schools

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